The comedic genre series “Jury Duty,” which began on April 7, 2023, is directed by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky and stars James Marsden, Alan Barinholtz, and Susan Berger in crucial roles. The filming locations chosen to bring the drama to life are one of its most intriguing characteristics.
The majority of the series was shot in Los Angeles over the course of 17 days in 2022. Although visual effects were used in several portions of the show, many of the scenes were shot in various places around the United States.
The historic Huntington Park Superior Courthouse, a Spanish-style edifice with a bell tower and stuccoed arcade situated at 6548 Miles Ave, served as the series’ major filming site. The courthouse has been closed since 2013 and has recently been repurposed as a haunted house attraction.
Gladden and his other jurors visit a warehouse at 1617-1619 E. Adams Blvd. in Los Angeles’ Nevin area, eat at Universal CityWalk’s Margaritaville restaurant, and are sequestered in one of the city’s most historic hotels in the episode. The Sportsmen’s Lodge at 12825 Ventura Blvd. in Studio City is where the gang really lodges, despite being referred to as “The Valley Lodge” throughout the series.
Despite being more than 20 miles north and an hour’s drive from the Huntington Park courtroom, the hotel’s shutdown provided an excellent and handy site for the production team to take over the whole premises for the duration of the filming. Half of the show’s jurors, including Gladden, are imprisoned in the hotel for the duration of the two-week trial, which begins in episode two, “Opening Arguments.”
The Sportsmen’s Lodge property was extensively used by the production team, with scenes shot outside the hotel, in the lobby, and in several rooms, including Room 637, where Ronald checks in and later helps fellow juror James Marsden (playing a heightened version of himself) prepare for an upcoming audition in episode five, “Ineffective Assistance.”
The Sportsmen’s Lodge has appeared in a number of films and television series throughout the years. It had a cameo in Britney Spears’ 2002 film “Crossroads,” when the pop star’s character attends her senior prom at the hotel’s events center.
The “Jury Duty” filming sites were an important component of bringing the programme to life. From the former Huntington Park courthouse to the historic Sportsmen’s Lodge, these locales contributed to the show’s humorous and emotional moments.