Port Melbourne’s Bay Street closed as US TV show La Brea begins filming


Beachside street in Melbourne to shut down so a US TV show can be filmed for six months

  • Bay Street, in Port Melbourne, closed from midnight on Monday to Wednesday
  • Only pedestrians will be able to access street while filming begins for TV show
  • ‘La Brea’ is about a family that becomes separated by a sinkhole in California 
  • Businesses say they are fearful the closure will impact trading in the area 

A major beachside street will be closed to the public so a hit new US TV show can begin filming for six months.

Cars will not be allowed to drive down Bay Street between Beach and Graham streets, in Port Melbourne, when it is closed at midnight on Monday.

Only pedestrians will be able to access it as production begins on the series ‘La Brea’.

The new US drama series follows the lives of a family that becomes separated after a massive sinkhole opens up in California. 

Cars will not be allowed to drive down Bay Street between Beach and Graham streets, in Port Melbourne, when it is closed on Monday night

Cars will not be allowed to drive down Bay Street between Beach and Graham streets, in Port Melbourne, when it is closed on Monday night

The series centres around a family that becomes separated after a massive sinkhole opens up in California (pictured, actor Natalie Zea)

The series centres around a family that becomes separated after a massive sinkhole opens up in California (pictured, actor Natalie Zea)

The series is penned by veteran writer David Appelbaum and stars Natalie Zea, from ‘Detour’, and Michael Raymond-James, from ‘Billions’.

Several business owners say they are fearful the temporary closure of the street will impact their trading.  

Platinum Cosmetics’ Jodee Affleck said two clients have already cancelled their appointments, 7 News reported.

Oscar Charlie Hair’s Bianca Romiopoulos said the street will be ‘a lot quieter’.

VicTraffic has advised motorists to allow for extra travel time and to consider an alternative route.

The street will reopen at midnight on Wednesday.

The TV series is being produced by NBC and will take six months to film.

It is scheduled to air in the US later this year.  

Daily Mail Australia contacted City of Port Phillip for comment. 

The series is penned by veteran writer David Appelbaum and stars Natalie Zea, from 'Detour', and Michael Raymond-James, from 'Billions' (pictured)

The series is penned by veteran writer David Appelbaum and stars Natalie Zea, from ‘Detour’, and Michael Raymond-James, from ‘Billions’ (pictured)



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