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Director Jodie Foster on East Main Street Friday morning (RiverheadLOCAL photo by Peter Blasl)

Jodie Foster and crew of ‘Orange is the New Black’ shoot in downtown Riverhead

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Classic cars bearing Connecticut license plates drove up and down the street and the old Woolworth building was transformed into a restaurant as Riverhead’s Main Street became the set of Orange is the New Black this morning.

The show, a hit Netflix series, began filming an episode at around 11 a.m. in the Suffolk Theater. The episode is being directed by Jodie Foster.

The dark comedy, which is set inside a women’s prison, sought local people as extras for the shoot earlier this month. The show has been filming at the Suffolk County jail for the past week.

East Main Street between Roanoke and East avenues was closed to traffic intermittently throughout morning in order to accommodate the shoot.

RiverheadLOCAL photos by Peter Blasl
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