USA NETWORK FILMS “BURN NOTICE” AT HOMESTEAD-MIAMI SPEEDWAY
A cast and crew of more than 120 turned Homestead-Miami Speedway into an outdoor TV studio for the taping of the episode that will air as part of “Burn Notice’s” sixth season. The same stretch of Homestead streets that fans will traverse this spring to attend the Grand Prix of Miami (April 27-29) and this fall for NASCAR’s Ford Championship Weekend (Nov. 16-18) functioned as a TV set for the episode.
“We found this location based on our storyline,” said “Burn Notice” location manager Beverly Visitacion. “We chose this particular site because filming at the Speedway is great and it has a certain look with the palm trees lining the road.”
The storyline for the Homestead-based episode includes a dramatic wreck involving a semi-trailer taking place on SW 142nd Street.
USA Network summarizes its TV hit as follows: An action-packed original series starring Jeffrey Donovan as Michael Westen, a blacklisted spy. When spies get fired, they don’t get a letter from human resources. They get BURNED.... After coming face to face with the group of people that burned him, Michael must figure out his next move. All while staying ahead of anyone that may have him in their crosshairs. In the meantime, he continues to use his unique skills and training to help people in desperate need of assistance.
“So many people in our community—including our fans, guests, staff and clients— drive the city streets every single day,” said Homestead-Miami Speedway President Matthew Becherer. “So to see Homestead on national TV is going to be pretty cool.”