The Crossover: Where Was the Series Filmed?

Based on Kwame Alexander’s eponymous novel, Disney+’s ‘The Crossover’ is a sports drama series that follows two brothers — Josh and JB Bell — who are considered the next big basketball phenomenons, just like their former professional baller father. As the former player attempts to adjust to life after retiring from basketball, the boys’ mother is free to pursue her dreams.

As Josh and JB have got basketball in their genes, thanks to their father, they navigate their respective lives together as they come of age and enter adulthood. Starring Daveed Diggs, Jalyn Hall, Amir O’Neil, Derek Luke, and Sabrina Revelle, most of the story unfolds on the basketball court as it mainly revolves around the Bell family, who have a history and present related to the game. Moreover, various high school elements add to the overall coming-of-age narrative of the show.

The Crossover: Filming Locations

‘The Crossover’ is filmed in Louisiana, particularly Greater New Orleans. According to reports, the principal photography for the debut season of the family drama series commenced in late June 2022 and wrapped up in August of the same year. Louisiana is the least populous state with more than one professional sports league franchise, that is, the National Basketball Association’s New Orleans Pelicans and the National Football League’s New Orleans Saints. So, given the connections to basketball, the state makes for a suitable shooting site for the show. Now, let’s navigate all the specific locations that appear in the Disney+ series!

Greater New Orleans, Louisiana

Most of ‘The Crossover’ is lensed in and around New Orleans, mainly Greater New Orleans, with the production team setting up camp at different sites across the metropolitan area. For instance, Congo Square is one of the many prominent locations in the sports drama series. Evidently, they utilize numerous streets and neighborhoods in Greater New Orleans, mainly to shoot several outdoor scenes, especially basketball court portions involving Josh and JB.

Moreover, for recording the high school scenes, the filming unit supposedly sets up camp at an actual institutional facility in Greater New Orleans. However, it is quite possible that the cast and crew members utilize the premise and facilities of one of the film studios to shoot some exterior sequences for the basketball series. Some of the top film studios in the area are The Ranch Studios, Second Line Stages, Starlight Studios, and Fish Pot Studios.

In general, New Orleans’ connection to basketball or sports supposedly attracts the production team of ‘The Crossover’ to tape most of the pivotal sequences in and around the city. There are various popular tourist destinations and landmarks that you might spot in the backdrop of many scenes as they move from one location to another. Some of the attractions in New Orleans are St. Charles Avenue, Rampart Street, Canal Street, Esplanade Avenue, the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park, and the New Orleans African American Museum.

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