'Ransom Canyon' filming in Albuquerque, Las Vegas, N.M.

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Feb. 2—Albuquerque and Las Vegas, N.M., will double for Texas Hill Country in the 10-part Nextlix contemporary Western series Ransom Canyon that will film through June, the New Mexico Film Office announced Friday.

The series stars Josh Duhamel, Minka Kelly and James Brolin in a story of the intersecting lives of three ranching families, based on a series of books by Jodi Thomas.

"We're thrilled to welcome another ambitious Netflix production to the Land of Enchantment," New Mexico Film Office director Amber Dodson said in a news release. "This single film will employ 700 New Mexicans, proving Netflix's commitment to create jobs and foster economic output in New Mexico, while showcasing the beauty and talent of our state to a global audience."

Ransom Canyon was first announced in Deadline magazine in August 2022 in the early stages of development. The website What's on Netflix reports Ransom Canyon has been in development since at least September 2021.

The first two episodes will be directed by Ozark director Amanda Marsalis. Wednesday producer April Blair wrote, created and will executive produce the series.