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23 TV Shows Filming in Vancouver This July

There are at least 23 TV shows scheduled for production in Hollywood North this July. Metro Vancouver can look forward to 16 returning series, 5 brand new series, 2 relocating series, 1 reality show and 1 pilot episode.



Some of the stars you can expect to see around town this summer include: KJ Apa, Cole Sprouse, Camila Mendes, Lilli Reinhart, Stephen Amell, Nathan Fillion, Tony Hale, Neil Patrick Harris, Burkley Duffield, Jason Alexander, Kim Coates, Elijah Wood, Dominc Purcell, Billy Zane, Lana Parilla, Melissa Benoist, Josh Henderson, Eric McCormack, Freddie Highmore and more.

Returning Series


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Season 2
The CW
Starring: KJ Apa, Cole Sprouse, Camila Mendes, Lilli Reinhart, Madelaine Petsch, Luke Perry, Marisol Nichols, Mark Consuelos, Madchen Amick, Skeet Ulrich
Schedule: June 22, 2017 – March 21, 2018


The one we’ve all been waiting for! WHO SHOT FRED ANDREWS? Does Jughead + the Serpents = trouble? How will Hiram Lodge’s (Mark Consuelos) arrival in Riverdale impact Archie and friends?



Season 6
The CW
Starring: Stephen Amell
Schedule: from July 10, 2017

Read our interview with Vancouver and Toronto-based actor Lexa Doig who plays Talia al Ghul in Arrow.

A Series of Unfortunate Events


Seasons 2 & 3
Starring: Neil Patrick Harris
Schedule: April 13, 2017 – April 20, 2018


Nathan Fillion and Tony Hales join the cast of this beloved childhood adaptation which as an extra-long filming schedule for production of two seasons.


Season 2
Starring: Burkley Duffield, Romy Rosemont
Schedule: April 25 – August 16, 2017

Vancouver based-actor Jonathan Whitsell also stars in this supernatural series. It’s about a guy who wakes up from a coma with supernatural powers. Read more about Beyond here.

Chesapeake Shores

Season 2
Hallmark Channel
Starring: Meghan Ory, Jesse Metcalf, Barbara Niven
Schedule: April 17 – July 18, 2017 (Vancouver Island)

Qualicum Beach and Parksville serve as the setting for Chesapeake Shores which is about a dysfunctional family.

Dirk Gently


Season 2
Netflix, BBC America
Starring: Elijah Wood, Samuel Barnett, Hannah Marks
Schedule: May 8, 2017 – August 30, 2017

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency is a comic sci-fi series based on the novel by the same name. The second season is set to premiere on October 22nd, 2017.

Read our interviews with local actors Viv Leakcock and Alison Thornton who have both appeared in the series.

Legends of Tomorrow


Season 3
The CW
Starring: Dominc Purcell, Billy Zane, Tala Ashe
Schedule: July 7, 2017 – February 16, 2018

After the last season of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow wrapped, Dominic Purcell and Wentworth Miller went on to film the revival season of Prison Break in Vancouver as well.

Once Upon a Time


Season 7
Starring: Lana Parrilla, Robert Carlyle, Colin O’Donoghue
Schedule: July 6, 2017 – April 2, 2018

This season sees a shakeup in both cast and setting as Once Upon a Time embarks on a new magical journey.


Season 2
Schedule: May 8 – August 30, 2017


Season 3
The CW
Starring: Melissa Benoist
Schedule: July 6, 2017 – April 28, 2018

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Supergirl! Check out some behind-the-scenes action and stunt scenes on set this past Spring: ‘Supergirl’ Explodes A Cop Car At Robson Square



Season 13
The CW
Starring: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles
Schedule: July 12, 2017 – April 19, 2018

There are plans in the works for a Wayward Sisters spinoff this season from the long-running Vancouver-filmed Supernatural.

The Arrangement


Season 2
E! Network
Starring: Lexa Doig, Christine Evangelista, Josh Henderson, Michael Vartan
Schedule: July 24 – November 3, 2017

Read our interview with Vancouver and Toronto-based actor Lexa Doig who plays Deann Anderson in The Arrangement.

The Flash


Season 4
The CW
Starring: Grant Gustin
Schedule: July 4, 2017 – April 21, 2018

The spin-off to Arrow is an uber fan favourite sci-fi action show starring Grant Gustin as Barry Allen aka Flash.

The Magicians


Season 3
Starring: Jason Ralph, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Arjun Gupta, Stella Maeve
Schedule: July 11 – December 14, 2017

Sorcery, magic, fantasy and so much more. The third season of The Magicians premieres in 2018.

Read our interview with Director Joshua Butler who has directed a number of Vancouver show episodes including The Magicians.

The Man in The High Castle

Season 3
Starring: William Forsythe, Alexa Davalos, DJ Qualls, Rupert Evans
Schedule: June 26 – November 28, 2017

This dark alternate history series is full of drama and chills making it super binge-worthy.

Read our interview with local actor Quinn Lord who plays Thomas.


Season 2
Netflix, Showcase
Starring: Eric McCormack, Mackenzie Porter, Patrick Gilmore
Schedule: March 27 – July 28, 2017

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Toronto-born & Vancouver resident Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) stars in this Netflix – Showcase sci-fi co-production.

Read our interview with local actor Patrick Gilmore who has roles in two Vancouver-filmed TV shows: Travelers and You Me Her.

New Series

Ghost Wars

Season 1
Starring: Vincent D’Onofrio, Kim Coates, Avan Jogia, Kristin Lehman, Meatloaf
Scheule: May 1 – September 11, 2017

This paranormal action series even features legendary rocker Meatloaf.

Hit the Road

Season 1
AT&T Audience Network
Starring: Jason Alexander, Amy Pietz, Natalie Sharp
Scheule: May 23 – July 19, 2017

George Castanza aka Jason Alexander stars in the new comedy series which he created.

The Crossing

Season 1
Starring: Steve Zahn, Natalie Martinez, Sandrine Holt
Schedule: July 25 – November 24, 2017

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This refugee drama shot its pilot in Vancouver and Vancouver Island this Spring and was picked up for a series order by ABC in May.

The Good Doctor

Season 1
Starring: Freddie Highmore
Schedule: July 26 – December 14, 2017

Couldn’t get enough of Freddi Highmore as Norman Bates in A&E’s locally filmed Bate’s Motel? He’s staying in Vancouver for The Good Doctor which filmed its pilot in town earlier this year and is picked up by ABC.

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The Green Beret Guide to The Apocalypse

Photo/Bob Mayer
Season 1
Schedule: July 1 – August 23, 2017
Adapted from the novel and survival guide by Bob Mayer.

Relocating Series


Season 2
History Network
Schedule: July 17 – November 23, 2017

The first season of SIX – about SEAL Team Six, filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina and Santa Clarita, California. Season 2 moves up to Vancouver.

The Exorcist


Season 2
Starring: Alfonso Herrara, Ben Daniels, Kurt Egyiawan
Schedule: July 24 – November 14, 2017

The first season of The Exorcist about the Rance family filmed in Chicago and the second season moves to Vancouver for a new unholy possession.

Reality TV

Jade Fever

Photo/Jade Fever (Bell Media)

Season 4
Discovery Channel Canada
Narrated by Jason Priestley
Schedule: May 20 – October 6, 2017

The Bunce family are hard at work mining nephrite jade in British Columbia’s Cassier Mountain region.

TV Pilots


Photo/Clerkenwell Films

Director (Pilot episode): Victoria Mahoney
Schedule: June 26 – July 14, 2017

The beloved British sci-fi dark comedy gets a US remake by Freeform (formerly ABC Family). It’s about some young trouble makers serving community service who gain supernatural powers.


TV land fans need not worry about Vancouver losing productions like TimelessLegion, Lucifer and Shut Eye to California. Spring saw a wave of new series being filmed around town like Netflix’s Altered Carbon and Lost in Space,  as well a slew of TV pilots – some of which are picked up and filming in town through Summer.

The TV pilot for Snowpiercer, which was originally slated for Toronto, is scheduled to film in Vancouver from August 28 – September 29th. It stars Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind), Daveed Diggs (Hamilton), Annalise Basso and is based on a 2013 Korean thriller movie of the same name.


The 11th season of The X-Files is also scheduled to start production around town this August for FOX.

*All schedule dates are courtesy of CreativeBC (CRBC), What’sFilmin (WF) and Directors Guild Canada – British Columbia (DGC-BC), subject to change.

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