Comedy Central show ‘Detroiters’ to be filmed locally

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

The new Comedy Central series “Detroiters” will be filmed in its namesake city, according to the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

In October the network announced it ordered the 10-episodes of the series, which stars ex-“Saturday Night Live” cast member Tim Robinson and Sam Richardson from “Veep,” both Metro Detroit natives. “SNL” alum Jason Sudeikis is executive producer.

“Detroiters” was granted a state incentive to film a pilot in the area in June, but since then the incentive program was eliminated.

The Michigan Film and Digital Media Office released the news this week, stating that the show had a positive experience when filming last year, and that Detroit plays a major role in the show.

“A production that bears the city’s name must be filmed in Detroit,” said Jenell Leonard, commissioner for the Michigan Film and Digital Media Office, in a release. “Of course, we know that because of increasing technology, productions can be made anywhere. That ‘Detroiters’ will be filmed here speaks to the tenacity and spirit of Detroit.”