Most people won't complain about the uncommonly "warm" weather lately. But when your script calls for winter in New York City, you might actually want some of the white stuff on the ground. When you don't have snow on a TV set, you make snow. That is exactly what the production team did on Wednesday afternoon to dress the set of the Amazon Original series Dead Ringers.
They had a water truck from Angel Aerial and an ice truck. The team used the water truck to water down shrubs, making them wet so they could apply a white powder. They used crushed ice along the sidewalk to complete the effect. See the pics and video below. The temps were in the 50's, so they did a good job making it look much colder.
They were using the Seaglass Carousel in Battery Park doubling as the exterior of what appears to be an office.
Dead Ringers is going to star Rachel Weisz, who we unfortunately missed seeing on set. The story is inspired by the 1988 feature that starred Jeremy Irons. Weisz will be playing the double lead role of the Mantle twins, who share everything: drugs, lovers, and an unapologetic desire to do whatever it takes, including pushing the boundaries on medical ethics in an effort to challenge antiquated practices and bring women’s healthcare to the forefront.
Dead Ringers is co-produced by Amazon Studios and Annapurna Television and is Executive Produced by Rachel Weisz, Stacy O'Neil, and Alice Birch, along with Megan Ellison, Sue Naegle, and Ali Krug for Annapurna Television, and James G. Robinson, David Robinson, and Barbara Wall for Morgan Creek.
The contrast of natural shrubs (left) and the dressed set with "snow" (right)
Angel Aerial water truck
The "snow" and ice covered land of New York City in December