Apple TV+ 'Lady in the Lake' prepares for filming in Baltimore

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The Apple TV+ limited series "Lady in the Lake" could start filming in Baltimore by the end of April, it has been revealed, with stars Natalie Portman and Lupita Nyong'o due on set soon.

Apple placed a straight-to-series order for "Lady in the Lake" in March, though details of production scheduling for the show were unannounced at the time. In a tweet on Saturday, the author of the best-selling novel confirmed filming will be happening soon.

In response to a question on Twitter spotted by CBS Baltimore, author Laura Lippman confirmed the show is "set to begin filming next week - in Baltimore." Lippman went on to namecheck the show's headlining stars in the same tweet.

As well as authoring the book the show is based on, Lippman is serving as an executive producer, alongside series co-writers Alma Har'el and Dre Ryan, as well as Portman and Nyong'o.

"Lady in the Lake" is set in 60s Baltimore, with Apple describing the show as one "where an unsolved murder pushes housewife and mother Maddie Schwartz (Portman) to reinvent her life as an investigative journalist and sets her on a collision course with Cleo Sherwood (Nyong'o), a hard-working woman juggling motherhood, many jobs and a passionate commitment to advancing Baltimore's Black progressive agenda."

While filming is imminent, it will be some time before the show airs on Apple's streaming service. There is a chance it could premiere in late 2022, depending on the speed of production and post-production activities, as well as Apple TV+'s own release schedule.