The new Netfilx series The OA debuted before Christmas without much promotion or fanfare, but it completely hooked me. Somehow, the show is disturbing, reassuring, and other-worldly simultaneously.

The OA -- short for Original Angel -- is produced in conjunction with Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment.

I love that this show was filmed in parts of New York that I recognize, as well as parts of Connecticut.

Here is a list of areas in New York where the show was filmed according to Atlas of Wonders:

  • The main character's house is in Tappan.
  • The kids neighborhood was Woodbury Junction in Central Valley.
  • The High School featured was Monroe Woodbury High School, which is right across the street from Woodbury Junction.
  • The high school cafeteria scene was shot on the campus of Pace University's Briarcliff Campus in Westchester County.
  • An office building in Rye Brook serves as the location where the main character, Prarie, meets an FBI therapist.
  • You can see Harriman State Park featured the season finale.
  • The hotel from the last episode is the Holiday Inn in Orangeburg-Rockland/Bergen.
  • A crash scene in the movie was shot at New Croton Dam in Croton-on-Hudson.

The Day reports that the underwater scenes were filmed in Groton, CT, at Survival Systems in Groton, over the course of two days.