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A guide to the Pittsburgh locations featured in recent films, television shows and streaming programs and where to watch them.
Pittsburgh is no stranger to being featured on the silver screen, with hundreds of films shot in and around the city, a legacy in horror and special effects and prolific actors including Frances McDormand, Michael Keaton and Jeff Goldblum. With the rise of streaming, more shows and movies than ever are showcasing Pittsburgh! To help keep it all straight, follow our guide on what's out and coming soon, along with where to watch and what to look out for.
Cha Cha Real Smooth
Watch on Apple TV+. A Sundance film festival darling, this coming-of-age story has topped a lot of people's best films of 2022 lists. Although set in New Jersey, The Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills is heavily featured in the movie along with Kasa The Maverick hotel and the Bethel Park Community Center.
Watch on Prime Video. More than any other film on this list, "Anything's Possible" makes Pittsburgh a character in the movie, with well-known set pieces happening at recognizable locations across the city. Pittsburgh native and CMU grad Billy Porter directed the romantic comedy that you'll need a notebook for to keep track of all the Pittsburgh references. The Point, the skyline, Phipps Conservatory, The Andy Warhol Museum, Roberto Clemente Bridge the Duquesne Incline; they're all there along with tons of references to the city's history in the dialogue as well.
A League of Their Own
Watch on Prime Video. If you build it, they will come. I know that's the wrong baseball movie, but that premise is what helped Pittsburgh land the new "A League of Their Own" adaptation released summer 2022. The CCAC Boyce campus received a whole new ballpark out of the deal that is now their home field! Other Pittsburgh locations to keep an eye out for are the Carrie Blast Furnaces and Benedum Center, and eagle-eyed viewers should be able to pick out the stretch of South Side that was brilliantly converted into a 1940s location.
Watch on Freevee. The newest filmed-in-Pittsburgh series, "Sprung" brings the offbeat comedies of Greg Garcia ("My Name is Earl", "Raising Hope") to the Burgh. There are dozens of Pittsburgh locations featured in the show from Downtown landmarks to suburbs and rural locations, making this a wonderful snapshot of the greater Pittsburgh region.
In Theatres and On Demand - Nov. 4, 2022. This is absolutely the year of Sadie Sink. The "Stranger Things" star carried both the season and Kate Bush's Running Up That Hill on the charts, and her new(-ish) film will finally see distribution Nov. 4. Look for a premiere of this Pittsburgh-shot film.
A Man Called Otto
In Theatres - Dec. 4, 2022. Tom Hanks was a highlight of Pittsburgh in the spring of 2022 when he returned to Pittsburgh and delighted wedding guests and local businesses alike. Hanks has previously shown Pittsburgh the love with his award-winning portrayal of Fred Rogers in 2019's "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood," and this remake set in the Burgh is one of the most anticipated releases of the year.
The Pale Blue Eye
Netflix - Jan. 2023. Is there any better combination than actor Christian Bale, director Scott Cooper and Pittsburgh? It's the second time the three have combined ("Out of the Furnace," 2013) and the third Bale/Pittsburgh collab (The Dark Knight Rises - 2012). Look for this murder mystery, with major scenes shot at the Compass Inn Museum near Ligonier, coming soon.
Netflix - 2023. This is probably the upcoming film I'm most excited for. George C. Wolfe returns to Pittsburgh with essentially his entire cast of 2021's "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" for this biopic of gay civil rights champion Bayard Rustin.
Mayor of Kingstown Season 2
Paramount+ - 2023. While the first season was shot primarily in Canada, season two of the Jeremy Renner-led thriller has been sighted filming in the Northside and Strip District.
MOK Season 2 on the ground in Pittsburgh - Location scouting with Vlad W.
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Netflix - 2023. Lee Daniels' newest film, with a loaded cast led by Mo'Nique and Glenn Close, also filmed in Pittsburgh with crews shutting down roads throughout McKees Rocks. Look for this horror film sometime in 2023 on the streaming giant.
Ethan Coen's Untitled Film
What a special film this will be. Ethan Coen (of the acclaimed Coen Brothers) steps into the spotlight for his first solo film, and he's shooting it right here in Pittsburgh starting in Sept. 2022.
American Rust Season 2
Freevee. It's been a tumultuous year for "American Rust," but fans rejoiced when the canceled Showtime show was acquired by Freevee and renewed for a second season. While the distributor may have changed, Pittsburgh is once again the home for this series, with season two shooting in late 2022.
This page is as up to date as possible, but new movies, shows and seasons are being announced constantly! Be sure to bookmark the Pittsburgh Film Office website and follow their social media for the latest news, casting calls and great events. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and TribLive also have amazing Pittsburgh-centric reporters in their A&E sections bringing you breaking news about Pittsburgh filming locations, Pittsburgh actor/crew success stories and much more.