SOMERSET, NJ - Today filming for Stephen King's made for Apple TV mini-series Lisey's Story will wrap at the historic Van Liew-Suydam house, but other productions could come back to the area according to New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission officials. 

State officials said working with the locally elected officials, township staff, police, and the people of Franklin was a positive experience. 

"Franklin Township has been exceptionally cooperative and welcoming," NJMPTC Executive Director, Steven Gorelick told TAPinto. "Filmmakers tend to work where they feel welcome, and the township is very hospitable. Historically, not a lot of filming is done in this area, and we are hoping to come back soon."

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Lisey's Story, Director Josh Boone was scouting period houses throughout New Jersey and particularly liked the Van-Liew-Suydam house, according to Gorelick. 

This is the third Stephen King project filmed in New Jersey. One of the stories from King's Creepshow was filmed in Island Beach State Park in the fall of 1981. Scenes from Cat's Eye starring Drew Barrymore were shot in Atlantic City in 1984, according to Gorelick. 

The historic Van Liew-Suydam house is located off South Middlebush Road where the road intersects with Blackwells Mills Road. According to court documents, the property was sold to Franklin Township in 1988 for $100, and leased to the Meadows Foundation. 

Editor's Note: TAPinto Franklin/Somerset is hoping to hear from the publicists for this production. If we do this article will be updated. 

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