Art DIrector, The Independent, 2022 Production Designer Nick Francone

The Independent, which debuted on the Peacock app in 2022, is a political journalism thriller following a fictional presidential election with a too good to be true independent candidate picking up steam in the US.

Art direction involved taking advantage of New York City locations that could be molded into newspaper bullpens, election campaign offices and senatorial offices. The NYC locations played as Washington, DC for this film and the presidential debate stage was designed and built on a soundstage in Brooklyn.

Storyboarded beats breaking down complex choreography of a scene shot at Forest Hills Stadium: