Mississippi: True Blood’s New Bon Temps

April 15, 2010 by  

True Blood‘s film crews set up shop in Natchez, Mississippi this week, using the town as the fictional Bon Temps to film four episodes for Season 3, according to the Natchez Democrat.

Filming took place at Longwood, (also known as Nutt’s Folly) is owned by the Pilgrimage Garden Club and is the largest octagonal house in America.

Crews would not comment on their work in Natchez, but resident Ed Godfrey said it was only a matter of time until the town made it onto the show.

“The man who used to be with the Louisiana film commission is a Natchez native, and he got them up here antiques shopping. I always say, if you can get people to Natchez they will love it every time. The production manager took one look at Longwood and said she wanted (the historic house) in next year’s series.”

Ed, who has been managing the site for the film company, said he hopes the show will draw curious tourists to Mississippi.

“It will without question generate tourism for Natchez. This is the first time that Longwood has been used in any type of film production.”

The film crew is also expected to purchase 300-400 hotel nights — a big economic boost for the area, Ed said.

Below is a video of this beautiful mansion.  Now True Blood fans what do you think this home will be used for in season 3?

SOURCE: The Natchez Democrat

(Photo credit:  Ben Hillyer / Natchez Democrat)