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NBC show 'The Brave' filmed in NM

Erica Zucco
September 25, 2017 08:51 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Monday night, NBC premieres the new primetime show "The Brave." It follows elite undercover military heroes and analysts as they save lives and execute missions, and much of it was shot in New Mexico.

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KOB4 got a look behind the scenes and saw a disaster zone set just in front of the Albuquerque skyline.

"The Brave" creator Dean Georgaris chose New Mexico as home base for the production because landscapes and landmarks here are easy to transform.

"We had to find a place that essentially could approximate the world," Georgaris said.

Plus, there’s a workforce of experienced film and television crews and high-quality stages.

The show aims to properly portray the military, and brought on special operations veteran Mikal Vega to consult for accuracy and  to train actors with workouts in the foothills.

"If you see someone moving properly with an equipment system, moving tactically accurately, you're going to pick up on that," Vega said.

Now, the cast is getting to know New Mexico. Anne Heche, playing the DIA Deputy Director, is already familiar after shooting "Dig" here.

"I love being here, that’s one of the reasons why I knew it was right," Heche said.

Meanwhile, actress Sofia Pernas is just starting to fall in love with the Land of Enchantment.

"Best sunsets I've ever seen, the nature is incredible, driving to the set," Pernas said.

Tate Ellington hopes the show will help tell the stories of hidden heroes, making New Mexico people and places part of the process.

"These people put their lives on the line for us and normally you never know where they're born raised came from and half the time you never know they died," Ellington said.

"The Brave" airs at 9 p.m. on KOB/NBC.

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