Another update from the Press Tour thanks to Rob Owen of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.
Series stars Alex O’Loughlin (“Moonlight”) and Katherine Moennig (“The L Word”) will return to Pittsburgh Aug. 17 to film two scenes to insert in two upcoming episodes. A scene for the new first episode features O’Loughlin’s Dr. Andy Yablonski playing rugby with some old neighborhood buddies in a park (rugby doesn’t seem all that Pittsburgh-y, does it?); another scene for the show’s fourth episode features Moennig’s Dr. Miranda Foster and Yablonski having a conversation with Downtown Pittsburgh in the background. A flyover scene for the premiere — shot from a helicopter — will follow an ambulance as it enters the Ft. Pitt Tunnel from the Parkway West and then fly over Mt. Washington to see the ambulance emerge on the other side with the beauty shot of Pittsburgh’s Downtown. (Information on filming locations is not available.)
Producers hope to make a second trip to shoot local scenes during the first 13 episodes; if a back nine episodes are ordered, cast members would ideally return for one additional filming trip in the show’s first season.