December 11, 2018

The popular TV series The Handmaid’s Tale, based on Margaret Atwood’s classic novel, could be seen in production in Cambridge, Ont., this week.

The show’s producers use a historic region of Galt, known for its unique architecture, the nearby Grand River and a wall, where authorities “hang” people for punishment in the series, as a location for the award-winning show.

According to public notices posted in the area, the project involved “acts of simulated violence.” The notices said it was not advisable to bring children to the area to watch the production process.

An earlier casting call on radio stations and Facebook brought locals out for a chance to be in the background or an extra on the show. Makeup rooms and trailers for equipment were at Central Presbyterian Church at Queen’s Square.

The filming has a code name while in downtown Cambridge: ‘The Rocket Woman.’

Security personnel and police blocked off most stores and streets close by.

The show is on its third season.

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