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HBO to shoot part of Lewis and Clark miniseries in St. Charles

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ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI) – A piece of St. Louis history will play a role in an upcoming HBO miniseries on Lewis and Clark.

The Discovery Expedition boat fleet from St. Charles will be featured prominently in the series.

The program will star Casey Affleck as Meriwether Lewis and Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts as William Clark.

The six-hour miniseries is being produced by Tom Hanks, Edward Norton, and Brad Pitt.

The miniseries will follow the explorer’s journey on their mission to the pacific.

The discovery expedition of St. Charles fleet of boats was reconstructed after Clark's renderings were found.

Production will begin this summer in Canada and finish up in Georgia.