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Wellington CBD becomes 1920s New York for new Taika Waititi TV Series!

Parts of Wellington's CBD are being transformed into 1920s New York this week, with hundreds of film cast and crew in town for a major Hollywood production.

A fleet of vintage cars also features, for filming of the Time Bandits series.

Taika Waititi is leading the project for Apple+TV and Paramount, with Jemaine Clement from Flight of the Concords an executive producer.

The cast includes former Friends star Lisa Kudrow, Kal-El Tuck from Unseeing Evil and Charlyne Yi from Knocked Up.

Time Bandits revolves around a boy who discovers a time portal in his bedroom, and was officially described as "a comedic journey through time and space with a ragtag group of thieves and their newest recruit: an 11-year-old history nerd."

Wellington City Council has closed parts or all of Stout, Maginnity and Ballance streets over the next three nights for filming.

Article from NZ Herald (

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