The Centralia chronicles

The other day we reported on a story making its way around entertainment circles: Centralia is going to be a potential dark drama picked up by NBC!

Now there is more information, courtesy of a good friend on the website SKOOKNEWS.COM ..

Someone I know very well did a great interview with the creator and producer of the possible upcoming documentary..

Meredith Averill is a native of Pottsville, and was always fascinated by Centralia.. As reported from the interview: 


She noted that “Centralia” will not be a documentary but a story inspired by the town and the people that still live there. The story will be based on the same events that took place over the years, but Averill will add her own elements to the story.

In reality, Centralia currently has around 5 residents, but in the story, Centralia will have roughly 100 residents. Averill wants to portray the current Centralians as heroes who still have hope in saving their town. There will be an element of sadness felt but you will want to be rooting for them to succeed.

Within the timeline of the show, the government is threatening eminent domain to take the town but in the shows timeline, it has not taken it YET. The government’s reason for removing the residence of the town will be for their safety, due to the fire burning below, but the feds will have ulterior motives. The tourism draw of the town will also come into play, where they will have their own walking tour. Graffiti Highway will be included in the show. Averill also said characters will be unaware of the “evil” lurking below.


Even more, according to the interview, Averill has worked on a number of projects in the past. But this, she told the site, is giving her the most widespread attention she has ever received and generated one of the biggest responses..

Read the full report here.

As the fire smolders..

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