A comedy legend has become the latest Hollywood star to set up shop in the Mile Square City as Billy Crystal is shooting scenes for his upcoming TV show along the Hoboken waterfront.
Crystal’s new series is called “Winston” and will be available on Apple TV. Per Variety, Paramount Television is producing the series with writing work from Sarah Thorp (“The Bounty Hunter,” “Hawthorne”).
Councilwoman Tiffanie Fisher noted Crystal’s presence on May 18 along Maxwell Place Park in her regular newsletter to residents. The show had filmed scenes at Passaic County Community College’s Hamilton Club last week, with Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh greeting Crystal and posing for a picture with the actor on his Instagram account.
“Winston” will see Crystal star as a child psychiatrist named Eli who recently loses his wife when he encounters a troubled young boy. Little else is known about the plot of the series, which Crystal will also executive produce in addition to starring.
Directing “Winston” is Barry Levinson, who is best known for a litany of classic films including “Rain Man,” “Diner,” and “Wag the Dog.” The series, which currently does not have an announced release date, kicked off filming in New Jersey at the beginning of the month.
Hoboken has become Hollywood on the Hudson in recent weeks, as the Blake Lively led movie “It Ends With Us” is continuing to shoot scenes on nearby Bloomfield Street just a few blocks away.