NBC started filming the pilot for their new San Francisco based series “Trauma“, which is slated to be an action-packed drama about EMTs. And, apparently some pretty pissed off Bay Bridge commuters. It brings to mind the classic zombie horror movie line “send more paramedics” — but the show, if it follows through with its contract, is set to being in at least $7 in cold hard revenue to The City, and put plenty of SF actors and extras looking for a few bucks in business. We’re just excited to see them blow shit up and make SF look like a hotbed of hot paramedics in the meantime.

Read more about the four-week endeavor to shoot “Trauma” in Cameras Rolling in SF for NBC Pilot (nbcbayarea.com). So far the cast includes Derek Luke (“Notorious”), Cliff Curtis (“10,000 B.C”), Anastasia Griffith (“Damages”), Aimee Garcia (“George Lopez”), Kevin Rankin (“Friday Night Lights”) with Jamey Sheridan (“Law & Order: Criminal Intent).

Lucky for us, friend and talented local photographer T. Shane waited around for 4 hours to get these terrific (and staged) gas tanker truck crash and explosion pics from the the King Street offramp of 280. Hey — it’s happened here before, and it’s always better when it’s for entertainment purposes. And fire totally makes up for the expected, sadly limited celebrity stalking opportunities.

See many more great photos of this explosion through the eyes of more local photographers in the Flickr Filming of NBC’s Trauma photo pool — which will have ongoing images added as the days of shooting “Trauma” go by.

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  • Plug1


    pls tell me that is a typo. the freeway was jacked for the entire weekend, at one point becoming completely shut down in both directions.

  • Eve Batey

    My goodness, what a literal response.

  • Plug1

    ok, phew! and yes, i am quite literal sometimes. do you happen to know how much The City took from this? i think the airspace above South of Market was closed down for a while, too.

  • Eve Batey

    The tab is still open (filming continues for a few days, but we have our eye on it.

  • gefiltefish

    “set to being in $7″… I guess that’s the grammar/accuracy you get with this “new media” I keep hearing all about.

  • Eve Batey

    ZING! You SO GOT US, because this “old media” you seem to be nostalgic for is always perfect! Please see our comment policy.

  • generic

    I don’t know why everyone is turning up their nose at $7.

  • Eve Batey

    Generic, I know we can always count on you to get the joke.