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New TV series ‘Tin Star’ to be filmed in southern Alberta this summer

Actress Christina Hendricks arrives at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
Actress Christina Hendricks arrives at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

A new television series starring Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks and Pulp Fiction’s Tim Roth is set to be filmed in southern Alberta this summer.

The series, titled Tin Star, is described as an “epic tale of deception, betrayal, murder and revenge set against the backdrop of remote and beautiful Canadian mountain town.”

The first season will be filmed inside the old Vespucci’s building in High River, Alta. from mid-June until the end of November.

“As most filming will be indoors it is anticipated that there will be minimal disruptions to businesses and residents,” Lorri MacCarl with the Town of High River said in a Tuesday news release.

MacCarl said some High River residents have also been approached about the possibility of their homes being used in the production.

“High River often provides film companies with a very attractive location for filming,” manager of economic development Jodi Dawson said. “We have the perfect setting surrounded by spectacular foothills and mountain scenery.”

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Production crews expect half of their production schedule will be filmed in High River, while the other half will be spent in the Foothills Area, Kananaskis Country, Stoney Nation and Waterton Lakes National Park.

“We are very excited to show High River off to the world and look forward to filming in town this year,” location manager Jason Nolan said.

Tin Star was created by British director and screenwriter Rowan Joffe. It will be produced by Kudos Film and Television.