MEMPHIS, TN-- Tuesday, June 4, 2019—NBC announced today that it will be filming its new drama series “Bluff City Law” in Memphis, Tenn., and around Shelby County. Filming will begin in July with several hundred cast and crew on location. The series will premiere in September on Mondays at 10 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. CT. “We welcome NBC’s ‘Bluff City Law’ to Memphis and are excited about the opportunity to highlight our state’s entertainment industry,” said Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee. “This project will bring high-quality jobs to the area, and I’m hopeful the show will have a long and successful run in Tennessee.” “Welcome home, ‘Bluff City Law!’ This is a tremendous opportunity to showcase our city every week on the national stage starting this fall,” said Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland. “I’m very excited about having the show filmed here and am even more thrilled about the economic implications it will have. Many thanks to all those involved to make this happen.” “More great news for Memphis and Shelby County with ‘Bluff City Law’ shooting right here in the Bluff City,” said Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris. “This is a great opportunity to show off the talented men and women in the local film scene and our famous hospitality. I look forward to the partnership and shots of our one-of-a-kind skyline.” “Memphis can’t be duplicated and authenticity is the heart of this city that moves to its own beat. Viewers will get to see that with ‘Bluff City Law’ shooting on location in our vibrant city, which was visited by nearly 12 million travelers last year,” said Kevin Kane, President/CEO, Memphis Tourism. “Memphis Tourism views this as an opportunity to leverage this visibility to grow new visitor demand and the visitor economy while creating unique awareness for our travel destination to millions of viewers on a weekly basis.” “Bluff City’ Law has found its rightful home in Memphis,” said Reid Dulberger, President/CEO, Economic Development Growth Engine. “The show will mean hundreds of jobs for Memphis film production crews and increased revenues for local business. It will also be a greater advertising tool for the community.” Mayor Jim Strickland Working to improve the quality of life for all Memphians, every day. “The verdict is in. Bringing a truly great NBC primetime weekly series to Memphis is the highlight of our history as a film and television city,” said Linn Sitler, Memphis and Shelby County Film Commissioner. “Here’s to the brilliant and long future of ‘Bluff City Law.’” “NBC continues to set the standard for great American television programming,” said Bob Raines, Executive Director of the Tennessee Entertainment Commission. “Our partnership with NBC and Universal Television and their decision to locate the Bluff City Law series in Memphis will create significant opportunities for our creative class and businesses impacted by the film and entertainment industry.” There were $4.25 million in incentives given to this project--$2.5 million from the State, 1.4 million from both the City and County through EDGE, and $350, 000 from Memphis Tourism. ABOUT ‘BLUFF CITY LAW’ Coming from a famous Memphis family known for taking on injustice, brilliant lawyer Sydney Strait used to work at her father Elijah’s celebrated law firm until their tumultuous relationship got in the way. After barely speaking to him for years, Sydney is suddenly thrust back into the family fold when her philanthropist mother passes away unexpectedly. In the wake of her loss, hoping to reconnect with the daughter he loves, Elijah asks Sydney to rejoin his firm. She agrees because despite her lingering resentment and distrust, she knows that working alongside her father is her best hope at changing the world … if they can ever get along. The cast includes Jimmy Smits, Caitlin McGee, Scott Shepherd, Barry Sloane, Michael Luwoye, MaameYaa Boafo, Stony Blyden and Jayne Atkinson. Dean Georgaris will write and executive produce. Michael Aguliar and David Janollari will executive produce. “Bluff City Law” is produced by Universal Television in association with David Janollari Entertainment. #