‘Impeachment: American Crime Story,’ ‘Picard’ and ‘Euphoria’ Among 16 TV Series to Receive CA Tax Credits

Others include Adam McKay’s Lakers drama at HBO and Nicole Kidman’s “Nine Perfect Strangers”

Last Updated: December 16, 2019 @ 9:15 AM

Ryan Murphy’s “Impeachment: American Crime Story,” CBS All Access’ “Star Trek: Picard” and HBO’s “Euphoria” are among 16 TV projects to split $152 million in California tax credits, the California Film Commission announced Monday.

Other series include two relocating shows going into production on their respective second seasons — Netflix’s “Special” (moving to California from Texas) and the Universal Television-produced “Dream” (heading over from New Jersey) — plus four new shows: Nicole Kidman’s “Nine Perfect Strangers” adaptation, Adam McKay’s untitled 1980s Los Angeles Lakers series at HBO, the Kate McKinnon-led Hulu limited series “The Dropout” (produced by Searchlight TV) and HBO Max’s “Grease” spinoff series, which hails from Paramount TV.

“When already successful TV series relocate to California, they bring long-term jobs and significant in-state spending,” said California Film Commission executive director Colleen Bell. “The decision by so many projects to pack up and move production here affirms that our tax credit program is working and that California can still provide unsurpassed value.”

“Adam [McKay] and I are thrilled to be able to participate in the California Film Commission tax credit program for our HBO series about the Los Angeles Lakers,” said Kevin Messick, producer of HBO’s untitled Showtime Lakers Project. “We couldn’t imagine filming this show anywhere else, and we’re happy that HBO has the additional support from the state to help ensure this show stays local.”

Recurring TV series already in California’s Film & TV Tax Credit Program 2.0 and picked up for another season of in-state production include: NBC’s “Good Girls,” Freeform’s “Good Trouble,” Netflix’s “Lucifer,” FX’s “Mayans MC,” ABC’s “The Rookie,” CBS All Access’ “Why Women Kill” and Netflix’s “You.”

Since the launch of Program 2.0 in 2015, a total of 142 television projects in various stages have been selected for tax credits. With the latest round of tax credits, California has brought in a total of 18 relocating TV series from other states and nations.