New York City has landed nearly twice the number of broadcast drama pilots this season as last year, with 12 network dramas in production in the Big Apple compared to last year’s 7, Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment Commissioner Julie Menin announced today.
The number of broadcast pilots in production in the five boroughs is also substantially more than that of New York’s nearest competitor, Los Angeles with only 8, and represents both the largest number and the largest increase in any U.S. city.
“New York City continues to light up the small screen in homes all across America,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “It’s great to see production activity spreading out throughout the five boroughs and with it, good-paying jobs for more New Yorkers.”
Click here to read the full press release on the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment’s website.