Secret service agents turned private investigators Sean King (Jon Tenney) and Michelle Maxwell (Rebecca Romijn) are the leads in the upcoming TNT series King & Maxwell, based on popular characters from best-selling author David Baldacci. In the episode filmed this week, the pair investigate an explosion at a Washington, D.C. eatery. One which impacts King nearby.
King & Maxwell crew spent five days at Incendio in Gastown this week either preparing or filming before-and-after-explosion scenes. They did everything but the SPFX explosion itself, which had been filmed two years before for the CW pilot Heavenly, which was not picked up to series. All King & Maxwell had to do is match the original set dressing on the patio.
And then distress the windows for the aftermath of this SPFX explosion and cover the pavement in debris.
In scenes filmed Monday, Sean King (Jon Tenney) drove up to the Italian restaurant just as it explodes.
And in yesterday’s scenes, an upset Michelle Maxwell (Rebecca Romijn) rushes to her partner. “Sean,” she cries as she walks towards him standing in the debris.
Block of Columbia Street closed and clogged with prop emergency vehicles.
Ready for next leg of the aftermath scene.
Doesn’t Romijn look like the former Olympic athlete her character is supposed to be?
Kicking back between setups in a very relaxed, open shoot.
King & Maxwell brand on set chairs and baseball caps.
King & Maxwell premieres on TNT on Monday, June 10th.