CBS plans to film a TV pilot on Wednesday, which will include a huge explosion near the Key Bridge. Details below:
For the filming of a TV pilot, there will be a simulated explosion on Wednesday, March 25 between 9:30 a.m. and noon near Key Bridge in the District. The explosion will produce a 20 to 30′ fireball that will last for approximately 2 minutes.
Please pass along this information to others appropriate. The Department of Homeland Security and D.C. Police and Fire departments have been notified, along with the Washington Airports Authority. The Virginia State Patrol and Arlington Police Department will be contacted. If you have additional questions, contact Kathy Hollinger or Burt Warner with the DC Film Office at 202-727-6608.
The explosion will take place on the Potomac River just north of the Key Bridge and Jack’s Boathouse (K / Water Street, NW under the Whitehurst Freeway). In the scene to be filmed, there will be six (6) sculling boats on the Potomac River and one of them blows up.
CBS Paramount television is filming a pilot titled "Washington Field." This is a new television series about the elite Washington field office of the FBI and a team of agents with exceptional and diverse skills who are called together for only the most critical cases.
What we don’t know: Which FamousDC players make up the "elite Washington field office."
What we do know: Folks definitely not on the "elite field" team: the Nationals.
If you’re around on Wednesday to witness the big ass fireball, please send pics to [email protected]
UPDATE: Also not on the "elite field" team: This guy.
UPDATE II: From a concerned citizen: Hello. I just got off the phone w/the appropriate authorities as well as the film company and the first thing that was said to me is that no big explosion for filming has been approved nor would it be since 9/11.
The film crew said there would be sculls on the river but there will be only a flash of light and a puff of smoke (they’ll work on effects in studio) but no, no big fire ball lasting 2-3 minutes. I was told if I blinked I would miss the flash of light.