The grant money awarded for production of a “Field of Dreams” TV series in Iowa will be redirected to another tourism-related project.
The TV series was to be a prequel, featuring stories about characters in the Field of Dreams movie.
In late June, Governor Reynolds announced the project was getting six million dollars from Destination Iowa, a state grant program financed with federal pandemic relief money. Universal pulled its financing for the Field of Dreams series days later.
Destination Iowa grants are to reimburse expenses, so none of the six million dollars in grant money was spent on the series.
The executive producer of the series told the Des Moines Register the project is suspended indefinitely and his team didn’t want to keep the six million dollars in limbo. A spokeswoman for the Iowa Economic Development Authority says applications for about 28 million dollars’ worth of Destination Iowa grants are still open, but the deadline to apply is December 31st.
The Field of Dreams series was to be filmed in Polk, Boone, Mahaska, and Clinton counties – based, of course, on the 1989 movie filmed on a farm near Dyersville.
story courtesy of Radio Iowa