Netflix is looking at its second facility in the Tri-State area. The streaming giant is one of the companies that will submit a bid for a site located in New Jersey’s Fort Monmouth Army base.
The 89-acre location was closed in 2011. The state is taking bids until Jan. 12, 2022.
“America’s first movie studio was in New Jersey, and today it’s home to many talented people working in entertainment. Governor Murphy and the state’s legislative leaders have created a business environment that’s welcomed film and television production back to the state, and we’re excited to submit our bid to transform Fort Monmouth into a state-of-the-art production facility,” said a Netflix spokesperson.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has been working to bring more film and TV production to the Garden State. Earlier this year, amid Hollywood backlash to Georgia’s voting laws, Murphy sent a letter to several major studios including Netflix and Disney, offered a “$14.5 billion economic incentive package” to bring productions to New Jersey, including a 30% tax credit on film projects that matches those offered by Georgia.
Last month, Netflix opened a facility in the Bushwich area of Brooklyn. Two series, Ryan Murphy’s “The Watcher” and the drama “Jigsaw” are shooting there.
It is not known how much the bid price will be.
In 2018, Netflix acquired ABQ Studios in Albuquerque, New Mexico.