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'Alpha House' Films in Garden City Park

New show from Amazon.com films in Garden City Park.

Crew on the set of the Amazon Studios show "Alpha House" in Garden City Park on Aug. 23, 2013. Photo credit: Geoffrey Walter
Crew on the set of the Amazon Studios show "Alpha House" in Garden City Park on Aug. 23, 2013. Photo credit: Geoffrey Walter
Production crews for an Amazon.com TV show set up camp in Garden City Park Friday to film a scene for an upcoming episode at a local store on Jericho Turnpike.

Large 18-wheelers from Kaufman Astoria Studios and Picrow, Inc. productions took over the T&T Tactical gun store for the day to film part of an episode of "Alpha House," an Internet-broadcast drama from Amazon.com Studios.

The show focuses on four Republican United States Senators who rent a home together in Washington, DC. The show stars Matt Malloy as Nevada Senator Louis Laffer, as well as John Goodman as Gil John Biggs from North Carolina and Mark Consuelos as two of the other senators.

The political satire premiered its first episode on April 19 as one of 14 pilots it posted online and which resonated with viewers enough to warrant picking up for a full season. The shows will air exclusively on Amazon Prime Instant Video late in 2013 and in early 2014. No specific premiere dates have been announced.

The show was created and written by Garry Trudeau, the cartoonist behind “Doonesbury,” who based it on an actual home in the nation's capitol where a several Democratic senators have resided at various points.

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