General Monroe has made Philadelphia the capital of his republic, which centers its operations in Independence Hall.
“Early on in talking with the writers, there was a desire to place Monroe in sort of the epicenter in what in the past would have been [a place of] power early in American history. So Independence Hall is obviously a strong choice,” Meerdink said.
The production design team modeled their Independence Hall sets off of the real American landmark.
“We researched and referenced Independence Hall and down to all the molding details and window details and finishes,” Meerdink said. “We were able to get the historic colors directly from the [National] Park Service that runs Independence Hall. So we stayed quite true to the look and layout of rooms.”
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