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13 Philly Locations featured in Jason Segel’s AMC Series

“Dispatches from Elsewhere”? More like “Dispatches from Philadelphia.”

– billypenn.com by Layla A Jones

Last summer and fall, Philly was full of Andre 3000 flute serenades, Jason Segal wedding photobombs and random Sally Field sightings.

We got the skinny on what it was all about in November, when a 45-second trailer revealed the endgame of the shoots was a Segal-produced dark thriller situation called “Dispatches from Elsewhere.” Unlike some other movies or shows filmed here, this one appeared to be actually set in Philadelphia.

In advance of the AMC series’ premiere on March 1, a new, longer trailer just dropped — and it is chock full of recognizable locations.

The show’s plot might still be a little fuzzy — we’re picking up on a group of strangers brought together by a series of random signs to find a missing girl? — but if nothing else, playing “I spy” Philly edition is enough to get us excited about the March premiere.

Here’s what we saw. Send a note to tips@billypenn.com if you spot something we missed!

Ben Franklin Parkway

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Actress Eve Lindley as her character Simone walking away from the Art Museum.

Rittenhouse Square No. 1

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Sally Field’s character Janice sitting on a sleep-friendly bench in one of many Rittenhouse Square shots. These types of benches in Rittenhouse have long been replaced by those that have an arm in the center to discourage sleeping and, say some, deter people who are homeless.

One Observation Deck?

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Andre “3000” Benjamin playing Fredwynn inside what looks to be One Liberty Observation Deck, the Center City high rise where visitors can check out a 360 aerial view of the city.

Rittenhouse No. 2

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A creepy flashmob crowd in the popular downtown park by night.

Rittenhouse No. 3

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Jason Segal as Peter along with Lindley standing in the popular downtown park by day. If you look closely, you’ll see the regular benches split in half by chair arms.

Free Library Parkway Central location

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Fields in the Free Library microfiche, room 214. (H/t to Philly Mag for that very specific locale).

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

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Lindley exploring the mosaic tourist attraction on South Street.

Delaware River Waterfront

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What looks to be a pop-up magic show featuring a water escape trick featuring a fine view of our Camden neighbors.

Old City’s Continental Restaurant

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Segal and Benjamin sit across from a disbelieving Field inside Stephen Starr’s first ever restaurant, the Continental Restaurant and Martini Bar in Old City.

Welcome to Fishtown on Frankford Ave.

Jason Segal and co-star Eve Lindley on Frankford Ave.
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In front of this 2017 mural at 1140 Frankford Ave., Clara, the character it seems this show is trying to track down, speaks from a Y2K Big Mouth Billy Bass.

The Curtis Center

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We don’t know exactly why yet, but some on-film protests popped outside of the luxury apartments near 6th and Walnut.

1235 Spring Garden

Jason Segal and co-star Eve Lindley on the roof of 1235 Spring Garden Street.
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A sweet shot of the Center City skyline (and the drug rehabilitation organization Gaudenzia) from atop a Spring Arts apartment complex. Also featured: what appears to be a reimagined look to the North part of the city featuring a bunch of Philly landmark.

Charming Old City alley

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Is that money falling from the sky? A picturesque alley near Bread and New streets in Old City.

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