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The New Mexico Film Office Announces "The Brave" Season One to Film in New Mexico

New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced today that the television series "The Brave," produced by Universal Television and Keshet Studios will begin principal photography at the end of this month through the beginning of December. Production will take place in Albuquerque and Santa Fe.

"It's great to see the return of one of our best 'customers' in Universal Television with the new series 'The Brave'," said New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis. "This continued success speaks volumes about all our state has to offer. Our industry, our communities and the hard-working New Mexicans who make these productions possiblehave so much to be proud of - and we're not taking our foot off the gas."

The production will employ approximately 600 New Mexico crew members, 180 resident actors and stunt players, and approximately 4,000 New Mexico background talent.

"The Brave" is a fresh, heart-pounding journey into the complex world of America's elite undercover military heroes follows Captain Adam Dalton (Mike Vogel) and his heroic Special Ops squad of highly trained undercover specialists carry out each mission on the ground. His team is armed with incredible sniper Sgt Jasmine 'Jaz' Khan (Natacha Karam), CPO Ezekiel "Preach" Carter (Demetrius Grosse), combat medic Sgt Joseph "McG" McGuire (Noah Mills) and intelligence officer Agent Amir Al-Raisani (Hadi Tabbal). This team works hand-in-hand with D.I.A. Deputy Director Patricia Campbell (Anne Heche) and her team of analysts including veterans Cultural Specialist Noah Morgenthau (Tate Ellington) and Mission Coordinator Hannah Archer (Sofia Pernas), as they wield the world's most advanced surveillance technology from headquarters in D.C. All members of this elite squad, both in D.C. and across the world, have one thing in common: their resilience and commitment to freedom is unmatched by any other. Often facing insurmountable challenges, the team works tirelessly to get the job done and to prevail in even the most complex situations. Week after week, the team uses that along with their unbreakable bond to save lives of innocent people and execute missions in some of the most dangerous places in the world.

Starring Anne Heche ("Aftermath," "Dig"), Mike Vogel ("Coverfield," "Under the Dome"), Natacha Karam ("Homeland," "Silent Witness"), Hadi Tabbal ("Madam Secretary," "The Blacklist"), Noah Mills ("2 Broke Girls," "Candyland"), Demetrius Grosse ("Westworld," "Hawaii Five-O," "Straight Outta Compton"), Sofia Pernas ("Jane the Virgin") and Tate Ellington ("Quantico," "Shameless," "The Blacklist").

Executive Producers include Dean Georgaris ("Life of Pi", "The Crazies," "Laura Croft: Tomb Raider"), Chris Ord ("Covert Affairs"), Matt Corman ("Covert Affairs"), Avi Nir ("Boom!," "Homeland"), Alon Shtruzman ("Boom!," "Dig"), and Peter Traugott & Rachel Kaplan ("Do No Harm," "Samantha Who?," "Wisdom of the Crowd"). Brad Anderson ("The Machinist," "The Man in the High Castle," "Fringe") also executive produced and directed the Pilot.

"The Brave" is directed by John Terlesky ("The Blacklist: Redemption," "Timeless," "Castle," "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."), Yves Simoneau ("Beauty and the Beast," "Partners, Assassin's Creed: Lineage"), Jeffrey Nachmanoff ("Hostages," "Homeland"), Tessa Blake ("NCIS: New Orleans," "iZombie"), Breck Eisner ("The Expanse," "The Last Witch Hunter"), John Scott Stuart ("The Catch," "The Magicians"), Felix Alcala ("Madam Secretary," "Criminal Minds"), Marisol Adler ("The Night Shift," "Law & Order"), Mikael Salomon ("Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders," "The Expanse," "Six") and David Boyd ("The Night Shift," "Longmire," "The Walking Dead").

Local crew in key and head positions include: Co-Executive Producer/Unit Production Manager Bill Johnson ("Midnight, Texas", "Fear The Walking Dead," "A Walk To Remember"), Unit Production Manager Alton Walpole ("The Magnificent Seven," "The Book of Eli"), Production Accountant Jeremy Wilcox ("Midnight, Texas," "Captain Fantastic"), Production Designer Guy Barnes ("Midnight, Texas," "Good Kill"), Casting Director Kiira Arai ("Breaking Bad," "Better Call Saul"), Set Decorator Wendy Ozos-Barnes ("Brothers," "The Homesman"), Prop Master Brett Andrews ("Maze Runner: The Scorch Trails," "A Million Ways to Die in the West"), Costume Supervisor Daniela Moore ("Longmire," "Midnight, Texas," "Glory Road," "The Matrix Reloaded"), Hair Department Head Claudia Breckenridge ("Longmire," "Fast Five"), Makeup Department Head Blair Leonard ("Due Date," "Dig"), Gaffer Jeremy Oliver ("War on Everyone," "Sicario"), Key Grip Kurt Kornemann ("Jason Bourne," "Project Almanac"), Location Manager Dennis Muscari ("Jane Got a Gun," "Breaking Bad"), Transportation Coordinator Jade Peterson ("Independence Day Resurgence," "We're the Millers"), Graphics Supervisor Joe Conti ("Black Hawk Down," "Patriots Day") and Stunt Coordinator Josh Kemble ("Independence Day Resurgence," "Thor: The Dark World," "MacGruber").

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