Small Missouri town hopes TV series 'Resurrection' brings boost

03/03/2014 11:00 AM

03/03/2014 11:06 AM

A struggling southeast Missouri town hopes a new network TV show set locally brings along an economic boost.

The ABC series "Resurrection" takes place in a small town where the dead return to life. The show is set in Arcadia, Mo. and debuts on Sunday. No scenes were filmed in Missouri.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that regional boosters convinced the network to hold a local premiere screening on Thursday as part of efforts to promote Arcadia Valley tourism.

The region thrived in the 19th century thanks to deep deposits of iron and lead that eventually ran out. The 2005 collapse of Ameren's Taum Sauk reservoir also hurt the local economy by closing Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park. The park has since been rebuilt.

Arcadia is about 90 miles southwest of St. Louis.

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