Miniseries to make Peekskill a star

Peekskill residents are being exposed to a bit of Hollywood as a miniseries starring Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet is shooting in the town.

The five-part miniseries is expected to hit television screens next year on HBO. The creators of "Mildred Pierce" say Peekskill bears a strong resemblance to Hollywood in the 1930s and was an ideal setting for the show. It focuses on a middle-class housewife's struggle to support her family during the Great Depression.

Filming for the upcoming series is scheduled to begin today.

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