- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 24, 2014

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - USA’s television drama pilot “Stanistan” starring Zack Gilford of “Friday Night Lights” is set to start filming in New Mexico.

New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis said Tuesday production will begin in Santa Fe at the end of the month through the middle of October.

Officials say the production will employ at least 100 New Mexico crew members, 15 New Mexico actors and around 400 local background talent.

“Stanistan” takes audiences behind the fortified walls of the U.S. Embassy in an Afghan-like South Asian hot spot.

Jennifer Carpenter of the Showtime drama series “Dexter” also stars in the production.

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