Amid numerous new series on streaming services, ABC debuts its own show called alaska diary, starring Hilary Swank in the title role. The series is coming to the network soon, and we’ve got everything you need to know about it. alaska diaryincluding the place where it is filmed.
Hilary Swank stars in ‘Alaska Daily’ on ABC
Tom McCarthy created alaska diary, starring Hilary Swank as Eileen Fitzgerald, a New York journalist. Other cast members include Jeff Perry as Stanley Cornik (Eileen’s boss), Matt Malloy as Bob Young, Meredith Holzman as Claire Muncy, Grace Dove as Rosalind “Roz” Friendly, Pablo Castelblanco as Gabriel Martin, Ami Park as Jieun Park and Craig Frank. like Austin Greene.
The pilot’s synopsis reads: “After a fall from grace, award-winning and fiercely talented investigative journalist Eileen Fitzgerald leaves her high-profile life in New York behind to join a daily metropolitan newspaper in Anchorage. She begins her journey to find both personal and professional redemption.”
Eileen’s “fall from grace” refers to a controversial story she published about the new Secretary of State, which led to her losing her job and her reputation. So she takes a job from her old boss in Alaska, where she assigns her a story about the disappearance and suspected murder of a Native American woman who was ignored years before.
Does the series film in Alaska?
Although the show takes place in Alaska, alaska diary it’s not filmed there.
According to the Directors Guild of Canada, alaska diary movies in Burnaby, British Columbia. They began filming the series on August 8, 2022, and filming will wrap on January 13, 2023.
alaska diary It will consist of 10 one-hour episodes.
Hilary Swank reveals why she agreed to be a part of the series
During an interview with Newsweek, Hilary Swank discussed alaska diary and why you signed up to be part of the program. And it all comes back to the real world problem of ignored, missing and murdered indigenous women.
“Absolutely, that’s 100 percent [why]. It’s the reason I got into the show,” Swank explained. “Tom McCarthy, I am a huge fan and have been a fan of [his film] Stand out, actually from the station agent. And when she said this was based on a story called ‘Lawless,’ I read the article. I knew about the disappeared and murdered indigenous women. I knew about it. But the story was just [shocking].”
She continued, “For me, I knew about it. And yet, a lot of people don’t know it, and it’s happening right now, this very second. And no one is doing anything about it. It’s horrible, and something has to be done. So yeah, that was a big part of me being on the show. And then there are other things that the article addresses that I had no idea about. And it just blew me away.”
As Swank mentioned, alaska diary is a show inspired by a series of articles titled “Lawless” from the Anchorage Daily News. These articles highlight the rising rate of sexual violence in Alaska.
alaska diary premieres Thursday, October 6 at 10 pm ET on ABC.
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