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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A made-for-television movie is now filming in downtown Winston-Salem.

Production of “Beverly Lewis’ The Confession” will continue into next week, with additional filming planned in parts of Forsyth, Randolph and Davie counties.

It is based on the second book in a trilogy known collectively as the “Heritage of Lancaster County” series, written by best-selling author Beverly Lewis.

“The Shunning,” an adaptation of the first book in that series, was shot in Winston-Salem and the surrounding area in late 2010. It aired on the Hallmark Channel in 2011 and is available on DVD.

For “The Confession,” Sherry Stringfield (“ER”) reprises her role from the original film as a woman who gave up her daughter for adoption. The daughter, who was raised in an Amish community, is being played by Katie Leclerc (“Switched at Birth”), who took over a role played by Danielle Panabaker in the first film.

The cast also includes Adrian Paul (“Highlander” and “Eyeborgs,” which was also filmed in Winston-Salem) and Cameron Deane Stewart. Michael Landon Jr., who directed the first film, is also directing this one.

This article was written by Tim Clodfelter and originally appeared in The Winston-Salem Journal. Click here to read more.