Residents of Ravenswood Manor are used to being in the spotlight, what with Blago living in the hood. But it’s hard to act blasé when Hollywood comes calling.
A strip of Rockwell, between Wilson and Montrose, was blocked off for filming on Wednesday, wreaking havoc on evening rush hour traffic. The cop cars, police tape and fire trucks had locals guessing “Chicago Code” was behind all the hoopla, but security guards told us otherwise.
The show is “Cooper and Stone,” a pilot for CBS/The CW, according to production assistants on the scene.
The storyline, according to IMDB: About two smart young female detectives on Chicago’s North Side who are best friends, equally adept at discussing fashion, music, pop culture as they are solving homicides. We’re thinking a more appropriate title would be “Sex and Murder in the Second City.”
Even better, a teamster on the crew described it a bit more vividly, “It’s two girls who are cops. They’re both kinda hot but also tough. You know, your basic cop show.”
Sounds like it’s on the fast track to television success.
One of the stars is Alexandra Breckenridge, best known for appearing in HBO’s “True Blood” as Daisy the Wiccan. The other is Vanessa Ferlito, who played Detective Aiden Burn on “CSI: NY” from 2004 to 2006.
Not everyone was star struck. “Go back to L.A.,” one resident complained.
The show is shooting scenes in Chicago through Thursday evening and will wrap up on Rockwell Street by Friday morning.
When you launch the show, CBS, be sure to invite the neighborhood news site, OK?