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Oprah Channel TV Show to Film Inside SODO Diner

For the filming, a new lunch counter will be built inside Carol’s Place.

An Oprah Winfrey Network tv show called David Makes Man is currently filming in Orlando. The show is an hour long drama set to premiere in 2019 and written by the co-writer of the film Moonlight, Tarell Alvin McCraney.

September 11-14 the show will be filming at Carol’s Diner at 3421 S. Orange Ave. in the SODO district. The restaurant will be closed during filming and will reopen September 15th.

For the filming, Carol’s will be redecorated inside with a new lunch counter and will play the role of the restaurant at which the main character’s mother works. The name of the restaurant in the show will be Carol’s Truck Stop.

The Orlando Economic Partnership’s Orlando Film Commission worked to get this project to Orlando. Universal Studios Florida Production Group is providing newly renovated production office spaces, state-of-the-art sound stages, staff and resources to the project.


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