Grantville heads back to 1850s for filming; road closures begin Monday

Set crews have been busy the past few weeks transforming downtown Grantville into an 1850s town — complete with wooden sidewalks and dirt roads.

Downtown Grantville is being transformed into an 1850s town – complete with dirt streets and wooden sidewalks – for filming of “The Underground Railroad."

Crews from Indigo Underground Inc. have been in Grantville for three weeks working on the transformation of Main Street shops into 1850s Tennessee for the Amazon Prime Video series, which is based on the 2016 historical science fiction novel by Coalson Whitehead. The novel won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the 2016 National Book Award for Fiction.