The Real Texas Filming Locations For HBO’s Love & Death [Elizabeth Olsen, Krysten Ritter, Nicole Kidman]

Love and Death Filming Locations

Love & Death is an upcoming HBO series about the true story of Wylie, TX, housewife Candy Montgomery’s murder of Betty Gore in 1980. The series revolves around two churchgoing couples enjoying small-town family life in Texas—until somebody picks up an axe. The couples are Candy (Elizabeth Olsen) and Pat —Montgomery (Patrick Fugit); and Betty (Lily Rabe) and Allan Gore (Jesse Plemons). Nicole Kidman is also involved as a producer through her production company Blossom Films.

Love and Death Location Scouting

According to director Lesli Linka Glatter’s Twitter account, scouting for Love & Death began in Texas in May 2021.By July, she again posted about scouting for the show, this time posting a picture of a wall spray-painted with the words “Jesus Loves You More!”, a reference to the famous I love you so much mural in Austin. The unique graffiti on the wall identified the building as Christ Lutheran Church in Austin.

Scouted Filming Location: Christ Lutheran Church, Austin, TX

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Love and Death Filming Locations

Filming Location: Sound Stage in Kyle, TX

Much of the filming for Love and Death was conducted on a soundstage where homes and other sets were built indoors. Period specific props and set dressing make everything look like a neighborhood plucked right out of the 70’s. Much of the costumes for the show were sourced locally from thrift stores while other items were acquired from a vintage shop in Seguin called Funky Monkey Vintage Venue.

Love and Death’s Vintage Car Holding Lot in Kyle, TX

Next to the soundstage used for Love & Death was a holding lot where all of the vintage cars were stored between shoots. Period accurate news vans, buses, and police vehicles could all be seen as they waited to be featured in their next scene.

Filming Location: Hutto Lutheran Church

Filming for Love and Death began on September 27th. However, production for the show did not begin at the Christ Lutheran Church that was previously scouted in Austin by Glatter. It ultimately wasn’t chosen for filming. Rather, filming began at the Hutto Lutheran Church and lasted there until October 1st.

Filming Location: Lil Charlie’s

On October 5th, the crew was filming in Lockhart, TX at a dinner called Lil Charlie’s. According to local residents, Lil Charlie’s was given a new coat of paint for filming and the set was dressed with plants to fill in the location. Later on 14 October, HBO Max’s Twitter account shared a photo that was shot at Lil Charlie’s. It featured Elizabeth Olsen sitting at a table in the restaurant’s outdoor seating area.

Filming Location: Aristocrat lounge in Austin, TX

On 14 October, the Love and Death cast and crew headed up to Austin for filming at the Aristocrat lounge in Austin, Texas.

Filming Location: St Peter’s Church of Coupland

Several days of filming were done at St Peter’s Church of Coupland including the choir scene depicted in early photos released by HBO Max as well as various shots done outside of the church as well. For 19 October, the Coupland Civic Organization put out an advisory that there would be a traffic disruption on CR 458 where filming was done in part by drone.

Filming Location: The Old Coupland Inn & Dancehall

Next door to St Peter’s Church of Coupland is The Old Coupland Inn and Dancehall. It’s one of the few things to do in Coupland and perhaps the main source of fun in the whole town. Filming was done here around the same time as it was at St Peter’s Church of Coupland.

Filming Location: Austin State Hospital

On 16 December, an Austin State Hospital worker spotted the Love and Death production at the hospital. However, he mistakenly identified the production for The Walking Dead, which also films in the area. If you look closely enough though, the yellow Love and Death signs with the heart and skull logo can be seen from the street and clearly reveal the production for what it is.

Filming Location: Hyde Park Christian Church

Several scenes were filmed at the Hyde Park Christian Church in Austin.

Filming Location: Inn of the Hills, Kerrville

According to the Kerr County lead, Love and Death was filming at Inn of the Hills on December 1st. They also were spotted filming at the Y.O. Ranch Hotel.

Filming Location: University Inn, San Marcos, TX

Production designer Suzuki Ingerslev posted these photos from San Marcos of University Inn. It was likely chosen for not only it’s vintage appearance, but for the fact that the building was unoccupied as renovations were underway at the time of filming.

Redditor u/kdotcomdes later confirmed that filming for the show was underway.

Filming Location: Queenswood Drive, Austin TX

Filming for Love and Death took place on Austin’s Queenswood Drive from December 6th through the 10th.

Filming Location: Seguin, TX (Various Locations)

On 15 December, Elizabeth Olsen was spotted in Seguin, where after filming was done for the day on the set of Love and Death , Olsen, Krysten Ritter, and other cast members signed a note for the food service workers who were there feeding the cast and crew.

According to the Seguin Today, filming for the show took place in the city on December 14th and 15th. Love and Death utilized five locations in Seguin for filming: Arlan’s, ZDT’s Amusement Park, Schultz Saloon, Palace Theater and Saegert Middle School.

Arlan’s Market

Grocery store scenes were filmed at Arlan’s Market on 14 December.

ZDT’s Amusement Park

On 14 December, Elizabeth Olsen was spotted filming on the carousel for Love and Death.

Schultz Saloon
Palace Theatre

The Palace Theater was used to shoot scenes of the show’s characters attending a screening of Grease (1978).

Saegert Middle School

On December 15th, the Seagert Campus was transformed into Plainview Elementary School for a portion of the HBO Max Limited Series.

Filming Location: Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport

The Love and Death film crew revamped the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport for a one day shoot on 25 January 2022. According to a press release from the city of Killeen, most of the airport remained opened to the public during filming, as only limited areas were effected. Scenes were shot in just a few parts of the airport such as the lobby area, ticket counters, parking area and some signage, the release said. The city of Killeen also noted that certain areas of the airport had been temporarily redecorated to match the show’s 70’s aesthetic.

Vacation Ideas: Visiting the Love and Death Filming Locations

If you find yourself a fan of the show, you may want to visit the real life locations where Love and Death was filmed. That’s not a bad idea, and it would be a lot easier than you might imagine. Fortunately, Love and Death was filmed in Austin or within about an hour’s drive from the city. Therefore, it would be great to stay in Austin and enjoying everything the city has to offer and make little excursions out to the surrounding communities to see where the series was made.

Where was Love and Death (2022) filmed?

Love and Death (2022) was primarily filmed on a sound stage in Kyle, Texas. On location shooting was done in Austin, Texas and surrounding areas to include Coupland, Hutto, Seguin, Kerrville, Lockhart, Killeen, and San Marcos.

Who will be staring in Love and Death (2022)?

Elizabeth Olsen as Candy Montgomery
Fabiola Andújar as Mary Adams
Amelie Dallimore as Jenny Montgomery
Olivia Grace Applegate as Carol Crowder
Aaron Jay Rome as Richard Garlington
Bonnie Gayle Sparks as Jo Ann Garlington
Richard C. Jones as Tom Cleckler
Drew Waters as Jerry McMahan
Mackenzie Astin as Tom O’Connel
Krysten Ritter as Sherry Cleckler
Lily Rabe as Betty Gore1
Keir Gilchrist as Pastor Ron Adams1
Elizabeth Marvel as Pastor Jackie Ponder1
Bruce McGill as Judge Tom Ryan1
Patrick Fugit as Pat Montgomery1
Tom Pelphrey as Don Crowder1
Brian d’Arcy James as Dr. Fred Fason1
Brad Leland as Chief Royce Abbott1
Adam Cropper as Robert Udashen1
Andrew S Cortez as Cameraman1
Jesse Plemons as Allan Gore
Connor Denton as Church Congregant
David Lane Breaux as Church Congregate
Ryan Murphy as Writers Circle Member
Siya Rostami as Engineer
Josh Brine as Shoe Salesman

Published by Tim Santens

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