A production crew was on Hilton Head this week filming an episode of HGTV’s “Island Life” — at least the third episode shot on the island this summer.
The show aims to demonstrate that island living can fit into any budget and features prospective buyers previewing a series of island homes, of which they must choose one.
Chelsey Riemann, public relations manager for HGTV, said Friday the latest Hilton Head episode just wrapped up filming, but an air date hasn’t been set.
On Thursday, a film crew was at the Old Oyster Factory on Marshland Road shooting the “reveal” scene in which the prospective buyers discuss the homes they’ve seen and make their final decision, according to Katie Manley, marketing director for the restaurant.
“The production crew chose the Old Oyster Factory because they wanted a restaurant on the water,” said Manley in a Facebook message on Friday.
The crew filmed on the back deck of the restaurant facing the Broad Creek between 11 a.m. and 12:45 p.m., Manley said.
Manley said the network doesn’t disclose much information during filming because it doesn’t want anyone to know which home is chosen. Because of that, other locations filmed and the homes shown from the island won’t be revealed until the show airs.
Manley added this is the third time HGTV has filmed at the Old Oyster Factory. In 2014, the restaurant was shown as part of an episode of HGTV’s “Vacation House for Free”; in 2016, it was featured in another episode of “Island Life,” she said.