The new ABC series, Pan Am, paid a visit to the affluent Orienta section of Mamaroneck today and privately shot scenes on a closed set at the Hampshire Country Club.
The period drama takes the viewer back to the excitement of the Jet Age in the 1960’s and focuses on the romantic entanglements of several Pan Am pilots and flight attendants in 1963.
According to the ABC site, “the planes are glamorous, the pilots are rock stars and the stewardesses are the most desirable women in the world.”
Several of the actors' trailers could be seen stationed at Harbor Island Park in Mamaroneck while filming took place a five-minute drive away at Hampshire Country Club.
A phone number that was not in service was supplied to a reporter seeking comment by the show's production team.
Actress Christina Ricci, who was nominated for an Emmy Award for her 2006 portrayal of a paramedic on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, is slated to star in Pan Am as Maggie, “a rebellious bohemian” turned professional, according to the ABC website. Her motivation in joining the flight team, like so many others, is to see the world.
Jonah Lotan, who has appeared on CSI: NY will portray Dean, an over confident yet charismatic new pilot; the first to not receive his air flight training via the war.
Karine Vanasse will play the flirty Colette; Kelli Garner is cast as adventurous Kate and Margot Robbie as Laura, the runaway bride who flees the domesticity of home to fly the friendly skies.
Directed by Thomas Schlamme of West Wing fame and written by Jack Orman, who scripted the hit TV series ER, Pan Am was produced by Sony Pictures Television with Sony licensing the rights to the Pan Am name.
The first episode of Pan Am will air Sunday, September 25 at 10 p.m. on ABC.