Historic Covington cemetery featured in Netflix series

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Covington’s Linden Grove Cemetery and Arboretum features prominently in an episode of the new Netflix series The Future Of.

“What if we could look into the future to see how every aspect of our daily lives — from raising pets and house plants to what we eat and how we date — will be impacted by technology?,” Netflix asks of its new series, per Variety. “We can, and should, expect more from the future than the dystopia promised in current science fiction. ‘The Future Of…’ will reveal surprising and personal predictions about the rest of our lives — and the lives of generations to come.”

Episode seven of the series, produced by Vox Media Studios and others, was released this week and there are some familiar Covington faces.

Cole Imperi, who was president of the board at Linden Grove but who has recently relocated to Los Angeles, spent time with producers last August in the cemetery as part of the episode exploring The Future Of ‘life and death.’

Imperi is the founder of The School of American Thanatology, which is the scientific study of death and the practices associated with it, including the study of the needs of the terminally ill and their families, the City of Covington said.

The show also featured Linden Grove Superintendent Rick Ludlum and board member Emily Paver in the 22-minute episode.

Last August, a crew from the Netflix production flew into town and spent a few days with Cole Imperi, who was then Linden Grove’s board president, Rick Ludlum, Linden Grove superintendent, and Linden Grove board member Emily Paver, for the “Life After Death” episode of its series, “The Future Of,” which is now airing on Netflix.

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According to its website, “Linden Grove Cemetery is an historic cemetery that is situated on 22.3 acres in the City of Covington, bounded on the east by Holman Street, on the north by West 13th Street, on the west by Kavanaugh Street, and on the south by Linden Avenue. Linden Grove Cemetery was officially consecrated on September 18, 1843 on land originally owned by the Western Baptist Theological Institute. Benjamin Grove, a landscape gardener, was the designer responsible for the Cemetery’s layout.”

The site is the final resting place of many local prominent people, some of whom featured in national history, as well as Civil War veterans from both sides. The cemetery was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.

Watch a trailer for The Future Of series below and stream the series, including episode seven, at Netflix.

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