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Yakima-based "Jackson Horn" TV series returns with two-hour movie this spring

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YAKIMA, Wash. – A local production team is shooting a Made-for-TV Movie this month based on the life of a Yakima Valley resident that is set to air on national television this spring.

The cast and crew are halfway through production and plan to shoot in Yakima for another week. The TV series "Jackson Horn" aired across the Northwest between 2006 and 2007 but stopped production when one of the stars of the show was diagnosed with cancer.

Josh Hodgins grew up and still lives in the Valley. The show he created and starred in for 12 episodes will return for a two-hour series finale that will be seen across the country.

"I think there's a misconception about Small Town America," said Hodgins.

The show tackles topics like growing up in a rural community and dealing with hardships. He believes it has a universal message.

"I think one of the things we have going for us here is great people and a lot of diversity and just a lot of cool things that people around the country aren't privy to," Hodgins added.

The project has teamed up with Hollywood Director Kevin Foxe but still uses a local production company and crew.

The completed film will air in late April or early May.