Plant Yates

Most fans who follow, or try to follow, the filming this season know that recently The Walking Dead has been filming on Dyer Road in Coweta County near a Georgia Power facility, Plant Yates. Security has been very tight at this location with not only law enforcement present, but also Georgia Power’s own security personnel which are always in the area. Because of this, photos of the location have been all but impossible to come by.

However, I received a couple of photos anonymously recently. They don’t show very much aside from production tents near Plant Yates. However, from another notice I received, I discovered that this is a fairly large filming event with somewhere in the neighborhood of 120 production personnel as well as 200 extras. That’s quite a large group of cast and crew and would lead me to believe this is going to be a fairly large scene. While I don’t have any specifics, I believe this is for a fairly early episode, perhaps episode 2 or episode 3 of season 4.

Thank you to everyone who has sent in photos and thank you to the anonymous fan who sent these to me and allowed me to share them.

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49 Responses to Plant Yates

  1. Chelsea says:

    I assume this is the factory they find for making bullets.

  2. marsha says:

    Looking to make trip this weekend are they still filming there

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  4. Zach says:

    Random question, I also watch ‘Revolution’ and many of these same locations appear in that show as well, do these crews have to work around one another OR do they film @ completely different times? Thank you FOs for all you all do keeping us informed! :) Only 3 months to go!

    • Steven L says:

      I know this is late, but I was reading through these posts and happen to know the answer, because I recognized a TWD filming location in the first episode of ‘Revolution.’ The pilot for ‘Revolution’ was filmed at Raleigh Studio’s in Senoia, but was moved to Wilmington, NC after that.

      Elders MIlls was featured in the pilot of ‘Revolution.’

      Elders Mills was a very important location in the TWD, as it was the locations the Survivors camped after fleeing Hershel’s farm, and is where the group learns from Rick that everyone is infected. Rick also has a bit of a fit, in a scene know as ‘Ricktatorship.”

  5. Zach Thompson says:

    I’ve read somewhere on this site that the cast is filming in Senoia sometime in July, can anyone that lives in Senoia confirm this? Me and my family are taking a weekend trip to Senoia and other locations

    • They did some filming today in Senoia. I asked one of the shop keepers about it and she said she did not see any actors, just random shooting scenes. I would check with the Senoia City Hall or if there is a tourism site that might say when they are filming. Security is fairly tight when they block of main street. Most of the shop keepers said they don’t know too far inadvance when they will be filming, Usually just a few days ahead.

  6. Harry says:

    I know that they were filming today at West Poplar street in Griffin. Don’t know if they are going to be there again tomorrow but they were still filming after 5pm today.

  7. Kim says:

    I was wondering if there was any word about where they are filming over the next week or two? We’ve gotten so much rain, not sure what their schedule is. We caught filming last year in Senoia and I have some family coming in next week that are very big fans of the show. Would be cool to catch a glimpse of it again.

  8. Jamie Woodrum says:

    I went there on the 6th and there was no security anywhere (besides a few guys sitting in the security office)! I sent in some pictures so maybe those will be posted soon!

  9. I believe TWD is filming at the prison (Raleigh Studios) right now. If not, then they’re around somewhere.

    As far as AMC worrying about fans getting close to filming, well, they need to just deal with it. Without fans the show doesn’t get watched. I think the biggest thing they worry about isn’t security or any kind of danger (the show’s stars aren’t THAT famous). They’re probably concerned with spoilers. If a fan sees a character die, that’s a huge secret that got out. Plus, filming schedules are extremely tight. The Union rules are very strict, and any wasted time is a lot of wasted money. Making a movie (which is what TWD is, really) is extremely difficult and is meticulously planned and organized.

    I worked as an extra on The Devil’s Knot last year (Atom egoyan director and Reese Witherspoon star). My first day they drove us to the location three times and we never shot a scene. The second day I filmed about twelve scenes (cross my fingers that they made it), and everyone worked extremely hard, including the extras.

    They weren’t overly protective of the “talent” as they call it. Anyone could have gotten on the set to see people, but they were very protective of filming. When they said “Rolling” you stopped what you were doing, even if your hand was in a bag of chips. You stood like a statue.

  10. GP says:

    EL is for Endless Love, filming in Jackson.

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  12. I believe they are on Jackson lake rd in monticello Georgia i have been seeing yellow signs with the letters E L. base camp. police setting up and production trailers everywhere

  13. kimmi says:

    Our family will be in senoia on 6/24 and 6/25…any word on filming locations? Thanks for your help!! :)

  14. Brian Harrison says:

    Any news or updates for filming during June 27-29th specifically?

  15. RL says:

    As much as I’d love to get out and view some of this filming, I am hoping that fans are “behaving” and not putting our enjoyment of local filming at risk. I’ve heard rumors that AMC is not happy about location leaks :(

    • Fred Scheit says:

      Yes, the popularity of the show certainly seems to have snowballed in the last 12 months.

      One has only to look at the Atlanta Movie Tours (selling out every tour), Jamie Thompson’s tours of Haralson, The Mayor’s tours in Grantville – people hanging around outside the coffee house in Senoia, etc.

      I can understand how TWD Productions, Stalwart Films, Raleigh Studios Atlanta, etc., are getting nervous about the “herds” of TWD fans at every location.

      I attended the filming location at Griffin (Big Spot!) last month – I estimate at lunchtime there were approx 200 people there!

      For myself, I travelled thousands of miles (from England), and spent a lot of money, staying in the area for 8 days, hoping to see some of the stars, and I got to chat with . . . security guards.

      To be fair they were very friendly with me, though!

  16. Tonya says:

    Was there mid last week. They were still filming at the plant we were told! :( BUT the props are still fenced off in town!

  17. Amanda says:

    You’re welcome! Filming 6/18 was on Tuscany Lane in Waterford subdivision to be exact. Was able to drive in but not on that one street. From the adjacent streets you could see new fencing in the filming area and crew trailers and members. Today 6/19 West Ellis rd will be closed from hwy 19 to Henry Jackson road. Nice unmowed field in that section ..guessing they’ll be there. Thanks for your tips on this site…made it a fun trip for us fans to see what we did!

  18. Amanda says:

    They were filming in the Waterford subdivision off of West Ellis Rd. in Griffin today. That road will be closed tomorrow 6/19 so safe to assume they will be there again.

    • Dani says:

      Thank you for the tip Amanda! Even if we can’t see filming, at least we will be able to find the location after it airs.

  19. photographybymcintosh says:

    Tricia, we followed your tip on Deep South Rd today 6/14/13 and it looked as though something was going on at the end of Deep South Rd and Johnson St. at ” Big Tony’s Express Mart “. When we drove up a guard in a reflective vest walked across the street and popped up behind our car so we drove off and came back and more vehicles and people were present, however there is a tree down and we are not local so I cannot be 100%. Happy hunting everyone!

    • Tricia. says:

      May be a tree down because When I was there sherriffs deputies were blocking the road and signs say film crew are around. Good luck finding “the dead”.

    • Laurie says:

      We went by this corner on 6/17 and saw the guard and workers repairing an old abandon gas station. Also looked like they threw weeds all over the gas pumps.

  20. Tricia. says:

    I went to where they were filming on Deep South rd 6/12/13. Saw a man in what may be a burn suit but I can’t be sure but obviously protective hood. Security was at each road and you can tell the shoot is supposed to be set in fall due to all the leaves on the road.

  21. Barry says:

    I was in Senoia this past Thursday June 6th. Drove up to the studio “prison” set to take pics. Lots of cars, they must have been filming that day on set because even from about 100 feet away as I was snapping pics with my telephoto lens, I got great shots of the security gate guard running towards me to get me stop taking photos. All the while she is frantically calling on her radio probably to get a security car to scare me away. Really can’t take any interesting pics given your distance and trees from where they are actually filming so not so sure why the gate guard was so agitated. Anyway from there I hung around Senoia, hit the Woodbury shop and coffee chop, you have to try their buffalo flatbread sandwich… freakin DELICIOUS!! Was hoping to maybe catch a cast member wander in. No luck. I will be back down that way the week of July 8th. Anyone know if any filming will be happening in Senoia around then?

  22. leslie says:

    Went to woodbury yesterday

    for my bday lots of things still there then on to haralson(silos ie meeting place) was awesome!

  23. Brint says:

    Thank you so much TWDL! This site has been amazing! I’ve been following you for a while now and always enjoy popping in and seeing what’s new. I’ve been wanting to head over to Senoia for a few years now and haven’t had the chance. Please keep us posted on the filming locations as I WILL go this summer!

  24. Reed says:


  25. Ashley123456 says:

    My 5 year old is a HUGE Walking Dead fan. I was wondering if we make the 3 hour trip to the town, will he be able to recognize where the scenes took place. is there a guide or something somewhere that will tell us what scene was shot where?

    • Dani says:

      Yes, you will be able to recognize many of the locations. Main Street in Senoia was barely touched for filming, ok so they added zombies.
      If you want to invest in an amazing tour check out the zombie tour by Atlanta Movie Tours The Big Zombie Tour 2 focuses on filming on the Southside. Areas that you won’t be able to see on any tour are Hershel’s Farm or the Prison.
      Don’t forget the Grantville Tour, which is free. Hope that helps!

    • Tonya says:

      Was just there! It was cool going back and RE watching and seeing the town! I would adv to watch ALL woodbury epi’s you can THEN GO se you can then picture them :)

  26. Does anyone know if the grass is growing once again in Senoia. Are the Woodbury props still in the storage lot near the post office?

    • Dani says:

      I was there last week and didn’t notice the grass being overgrown like it was when they were filming. The Governor’s vehicle, some of the barriers are in storage located on the south end of Main Street.

      • Thank you for the info. It would seem the Governor might not be in the first few episodes, at least. Sounds like from what we’ve been hearing there will be a lot of zombie fighting early.

  27. Do they film episodes out of order?

    • Normally they don’t, they film things in order. They may film certain scenes out of order, but for the most part, they go episode by episode. The only time that changes is if the location necessitates filming things at a certain time, or if they’re doing a re-shoot, which happened a few times at the end of last season.

  28. Olivia says:

    Was by the Studio Lot today and production facility was in full swing and security very tight

  29. Filming took place on the 4th. Roads were closed from 5am to 9pm. It was a one day shoot, to my knowledge. Tyreese, Daryl, Michonne and Bob Stooky (new character) were the group survivors involved. Along with about 200 walkers. These are photos I took.

    The plant is MASSIVE. It’s going to look pretty awesome onscreen. Very excited to see what happens.

  30. Ashley A. says:

    Went by today and Dyer Rd was fully accessible. They must be done filming there? It was cool to see and take pictures knowing they were filming there yesterday though!

  31. WalkerFan5 says:

    Looks like a fantastic place to film!!!

  32. Dani says:

    Great Photos! Vicki, don’t feel too bad it looks like you weren’t the only one who couldn’t get close.

  33. Vicki says:

    I did a drive by and couldn’t get anywhere close

    • Fred Scheit says:

      Looking back, and with the benefit of hindsight, I think that we expected that Plant Yates would be part of a major storyline, when in reality it only appeared as a distant backdrop to this scene:

      However, to understand completely the involvement of Plant Yates, this is explained in this excerpt of a letter from Stalwart Films to Georgia Power:

      “Stalwart Films, LLC., with the assistance of the Georgia Department of Economic Development and Coweta County, began filming season 4 of the AMC cable series “The Walking Dead” in Coweta County on May 6, 2013. In an upcoming episode scheduled to film May 30-June 10 there are scenes scripted that require a road with an expansive, dramatic view, a wide shoulder and some nearby woods. Dyer Road in Coweta County, which passes by Plant Yates and through Georgia Power property, fits the requirements as scripted. We are asking permission from Georgia Power to film these scenes at this location.

      The scenes as scripted would require us to close Dyer Road to through traffic for two consecutive days between the hours of 7:00 AM-8:00PM. We would also need access to the south shoulder of the road opposite the lake; which places us on Georgia Power property. Access to Plant Yates for employees of Georgia Power or their sub-contractors would not be impaired. We will obtain a road closure permit from Coweta County and Coweta County Sheriffs deputies will assist us with traffic control and security.

      Our crew will consist of approximately 120 personnel with an additional 200 extras. We would like to stage our filming equipment, crew and extras on the east end of Dyer Road and out of site from the road.”

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