J. J. Abrams and Jordan Peele's upcoming HBO horror series Lovecraft Country is shot in Georgia, the state under Hollywood's microscope, after passing a controversial abortion bill this week, the so-called "fetal heartbeat" law. Read the full explanation below.
Representatives said production of the series will take place in Atlanta, but will be filmed throughout the Peach State.
As Deadline announced on Thursday, Hollywood was slow to respond to the state's disputed law, which has become one of the country's most restrictive abortion laws. Georgia is a hub for production thanks to its production tax credits. Avengers: Endgame and The Walking Dead are among the best-known films and television programs to be shot there.
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Hollywood is reacting slowly to the signing of the "Heartbeat Bill" in Georgia, but some production companies vow to boycott the state
Court objects to the officially named "Living Infants Fairness and Equality Act" – LIFE Act – bans all abortions in the state after a fetal heartbeat is detected, usually five or six weeks after pregnancy. Critics of the law, including the Georgia ACLU, vow to fight it in court, but the law will come into effect in January.
Among the organizations that also oppose the law is Fair Fight Georgia; Abrams and Peele said they will donate "100% of our respective episode fees for this season" from Lovecraft Country to this group and the local ACLU.
Here is the full explanation of Abrams-Peele:  "In a few weeks we will start filming our new show Lovecraft Country and do it shoulder to shoulder with the women of Georgia. Governor Kemp's Abortion Act is an unconstitutional measure designed to prevent women and their healthcare providers from making private medical decisions on their terms. Make no mistake, this is an attack aimed directly and specifically at women. We're standing with Stacey Abrams and the hardworking people of Georgia, and are donating 100% of our respective episode fees this season to two organizations charged with this draconian law: the ACLU of Georgia and Fair Fight Georgia. We encourage those who are able to transfer all resources to these organizations. "