Crews were filming the pilot for a TV series starring Minnie Driver and David Walton in various San Francisco neighborhoods this week, a San Francisco Film Commission coordinator said.

Filming wrapped up Wednesday for the pilot episode of NBC’s “About a Boy” directed by Jon Favreau. Shooting was done in front of iconic San Francisco homes in the North of Panhandle area and in scenic spots along the waterfront over the past few days, film coordinator Lauren Machado said.

The series—based on Nick Hornby’s eponymous novel, which also spawned the 2002 feature film starring Hugh Grant—could be back in San Francisco for more filming if the show gets picked up, Machado said.

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Walton is known for his role as Sam on the FOX series “New Girl.”

Favreau posted a photo of Driver and Walton online Wednesday and wrote, “That’s a picture wrap…”

Favreau is an actor, director and screenwriter who has directed films including “Elf,” “Iron Man” and “Iron Man 2.” He also starred in the well-known movie “Swingers,” which he wrote, and has acted in numerous other movies.

“If all goes well, we should see the pilot in the fall,” Machado said.

An ongoing television series based in San Francisco would be an economic boon to the city, Machado said.
“TV is wonderful for the city,” she said. “It brings not only many eyes, but many locals are hired.”

Sasha Lekach, Bay City News

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  • I believe the biggest thing keeping productions away is the lack of studio space. If there were to be a large studio facility built then we could be bringing in long-term productions like TV shows. And they would not have to be about San Francisco

    I’ve always thought the Cow Palace would be a great location for a studio. Plenty of land to build stages and the Palace itself could be gutted and turned into one. Moveable seats could even be installed so events could still be held there.

  • I believe the biggest thing keeping productions away is the lack of studio space. If there were to be a large studio facility built then we could be bringing in long-term productions like TV shows. And they would not have to be about San Francisco

    I’ve always thought the Cow Palace would be a great location for a studio. Plenty of land to build stages and the Palace itself could be gutted and turned into one. Moveable seats could even be installed so events could still be held there.