Friday, August 8, 2008

Friday Night Lights in the Neighborhood

Over the last couple of days, we started noticing these NEPI signs in our neighborhood. Then we took note of some trucks lining the street. I wondered yesterday what they were, but didn't think too much about it.

When Truman came back from a meeting late this afternoon, the trucks had multiplied. And new signs appeared that read "Set." He said it looked like they were taping something. We were hoping it was for HGTV! Curious, we googled NEPI. It stands for Northern Entertainment Productions Inc.

These were just a few of the trucks lining the streets around the corner from our house:

We headed over to find out what was going on and discovered that they just began taping the new season of Friday Night Lights. They are using a house nearby that has been on the market, as a set for this upcoming season. Apparently, they tape Friday Night Lights in our neighborhood often! (We moved in late last fall, so we didn't know that this was a common occurrence.)

In the photo below, you can see the black draping they had put across the front of the house. While I was snagging some pictures of the action for ya'll, they finished a scene and two of the actresses came out from behind the draping, got in the white van on the left, and headed off set.

They had the street down to one lane of traffic and there was a ton of production and set crew roaming around. It was quite a scene!

Set # 2 is at our neighborhood Dairy Queen. They closed it for the afternoon/evening and were in the process of turning it into the "Alamo Freeze" when we drove by. You can see the DQ sign disguised as the Alamo Freeze sign below.

I'm not a fan of the show and have actually never seen an episode, but my hubby watches it. It was fun to see the Film Fleet crews in action...a little excitement around the neighborhood! I'm sure this season we'll be guessing about which character's home is the one around the corner.


Shannon said...

HOW FUN!!! This is a big show in our family. Well, me and my hubby and my brother and sis-in-law. :) So cool! I showed my husband this post.

PS Great find on your luggage!!

duchess said...

We love this show. It's kind of fun to see how it all comes together. Thanks for letting us in on the action.