Commuters on Spruill Avenue in North Charleston this morning may have noticed a sudden change in the scenery: With a few distressed-looking, hand-painted signs, the facade of the long-vacant ice factory beside Reddy Ice at 4287 Spruill Ave. appears to have been reinvented as some sort of butcher shop or slaughterhouse. Word on the street is HBO is filming there today, which means it could be a set piece for the upcoming Danny McBride comedy series Vice Principals.
One of the signs, which originally just said "ICE," has been cleverly edited to say "NICE MEAT." Some vintage pickup trucks are parked out front, along with a Limehouse Produce delivery truck adorned with the logo of the Nice Meat Co. (A phone number painted on the side with a Columbia area code is disconnected.)
The show is still recruiting extras and other roles. Recently, Tona B. Dahlquist Casting put out a call in the Charleston area for a "martial arts male" for Aug. 16, an "actual sushi chef" for Aug. 17, a "burly biker with a Harley" for Aug. 23, and numerous students ages 15 to 22 for filming dates from Aug. 17-30. The company also sought a female pianist who could read sheet music for Aug. 14 filming near Rock Hill.
You've powered through all seven seasons of Parks and Recreation and can recite the jokes from his stand-up specials by heart — you've watched everything Aziz Ansari has ever done on Netflix. (Bob's Burgers and Scrubs included.)
Well, on November 6, save some time to watch the 10 brand new episodes of Master of None, the brand new Netflix series featuring the Columbia-born funnyman. The series marks Aziz's return to sitcom life after the end of the network smash Parks and Rec, which featured Aziz as Tom Haverford alongside Amy Poehler, Chris Pratt, and Nick Offerman. Ansari is credited as creator and co-executive producer of the new series along with P&R's Alan Yang and Mike Schur. The show's cast also includes Jon Benjamin (Bob’s Burgers), comedian Lena Waithe, Eric Wareheim of Tim and Eric, and others.
AV Club describes the show as semi-autobiographical, following the life of a 30-year old New York actor "who has trouble deciding what he wants to eat, much less the pathway for the rest of his life." Sounds a little like the Raaaaaaaandy we know.
If Master of None isn't enough for you, don't worry. Just sit tight and wait for A Very Murray Christmas in December.