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The pilot for Point of Honor, the Civil War drama written by Lynchburg native Randall Wallace, premieres tonight on Amazon. Wallace named the show for the historic house, Point of Honor, managed by the Lynchburg Museum System. According to Wallace, "Lynchburg is my home, and as I grew up there, Point of Honor held a peculiar magic for me. Its wondrous name, its history, and the way it echoed the magic and romance of Virginia's glorious past, and even more glorious people, caused me to love it and to want to tell stories about it."
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the plot centers on the start of the Civil War when a Virginia family, led by John Rhodes, makes the controversial decision to defend the South while freeing all of their slaves. In conflict with his northern friends, John leaves his three strong-willed sisters at home to run the plantation that is now without a free labor source. The choice to protect the life they have always known and defend the moral high ground pits the family against one another.
An hour-long drama shot on location in Virginia, Point of Honor stars Nathan Parsons, Christopher O’Shea, Annabelle Stephenson, Riley Voelkel, Hanna Lawrence, Patrick Heusinger, Luke Benward, Adrienne Warren, Lucien Laviscount, and James Ward. The pilot was directed by Randall Wallace, who previously wrote Braveheart. The show was produced by Carlton Cuse, Wallace, and Barry Jossen. Point of Honor is a co-production with ABC Signature Studios.
Museum Director Doug Harvey noted, “While the home Point of Honor was not used in the filming, the show will certainly make more people aware of this architectural treasure in Lynchburg. The plantation home was built in 1815 by Dr. George Cabell who treated Patrick Henry and shipped tobacco for Thomas Jefferson. The house has real Civil War connections and was visited by Union spies during the Battle of Lynchburg, so there is an abundance of history here to explore.”
To read more about the show including Governor McAuliffe's remarks click here
Point of Honor is located at 112 Cabell Street and is open seven days per week.
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