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AMC to rethink Georgia filming if abortion law takes effect

ATLANTA — The network behind a show that’s become part of Georgia’s pop-culture fiber says it will “reevaluate” its activity in the state if a new abortion law goes into effect. “The Walking Dead” is an economic powerhouse and brings streams of tourists to the Georgia towns where it has been filmed. AMC Networks calls the abortion legislation “highly restrictive” and says in a statement it will be closely watching what’s likely to be “a long and complicated fight” over the law. Georgia’s ban on virtually all abortions will take effect next year if it’s not blocked in the courts. Hollywood’s threats to shun Georgia could cripple its booming film industry — and the ramifications could spread to other Sou ...
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