August 4, 2022

FX’s new TV series will be filmed at Readington River Buffalo Farm

READINGTON, NJ — A local farm will soon serve as the backdrop for FX’s new mystery miniseries next month.

The Readington Township Committee voted unanimously to allow Minim Productions, Inc. Special Events to film at Readington River Buffalo Farm near County Road 523.

The production company will film a scene from FX’s new mystery miniseries “Retreat,” which follows Gen Z amateur sleuth Darby Hart as she attempts to solve a murder at a secluded retreat, according to IMDb.

The three-day event will begin on April 5 for prep and set-up, followed by filming on April 6 and a catering and wrap-up day on April 6, said John Papp, the show’s assistant stage manager.

The preparation and catering days will have around 20 people on site between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. and 80 to 100 people during filming from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.

“All of our work depends on daylight,” Papp said. “When the sun goes down, we have to stop filming.”

When asked if famous movie stars would be among the actors causing traffic problems in the area, Papp said no.

“I’m very happy to say that none of our actors are incredibly famous,” Papp said.

After approving the request, a committee member said, “I think that’s really cool.