Photos captured by a media outlet in the United Kingdom appear to show former Fox News star Tucker Carlson working hard on rebuilding a studio in Maine.
The rebuild comes after Fox News set workers to the building — a barn in downtown Woodstock, Maine, were Carlson has a home — to dismantle a set they had built for him so he could do his show, along with his Fox Nation streaming content, the Daily Mail reported.
Over the years, Carlson has consistently presented his nightly primetime segments from a cozy barn located on his property, captivating an audience of over three million viewers during the 8 p.m. hour on Fox.
The recently released photographs serve as additional proof that Carlson is actively and resolutely striving to regain his media presence on his own terms.
Clad in a red-and-black plaid shirt and a barn coat-style vest, Carlson was observed unloading wooden planks and an axe from his vehicle, while his staff provided assistance in the reconstruction of a studio. The rebuild is expected to take at least a month before it becomes fully operational.
Notably, several team members assisting Carlson in this project are former employees of his Fox show who departed from the network in protest following his unexpected dismissal on April 24. Their return to work with the conservative superstar serves as a testament to the appeal and allure associated with being part of his team.
Construction manager Patrick Feeney talked to the outlet about Fox’s actions.
“Fox came in last week and got all their s*** out of there. They took the set and everything, all the equipment, the chairs, the desk, the fake walls. There’s no hardware in place at all. There’s not even an infrastructure for a TV studio for a long time. We just came to clean it up and get it looking like something again,” Feeny said.
“There’s no imminent venture. We’re just getting ready in case something does happen. There’s nothing we’re doing other than cleaning the place up, shoring up the walls, making it look good again,” he added.
Greenlaw Capital investor and former CIA/NSA contractor Tony Suruga tweeted several photos of the work and intimated that Carlson may be in talks with current Fox News personalities to launch a new project in the future.
Freedom is a lot of work as @TuckerCarlson rebuilds his Maine studio! Variety reported last week that several Fox anchors have reached out to Carlson expressing their desire to join him when their contracts expire. The publication also wrote that he is poised to launch the show… pic.twitter.com/3ZCPo93It9
— Tony Seruga (@TonySeruga) May 25, 2023