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14 TV Shows Filming in Vancouver This January

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After the holiday season hiatus, all your favourite Vancouver-filmed TV shows are in front of the camera again. A total of 14 silver screen series are scheduled for production around town during January 2018.

Also see: 8 Movies Filming in Vancouver This January


A Series of Unfortunate Events

  • Season 3 – until April 20

The beloved childhood adaptation stars Neil Patrick Harris is airing Season 2 on Netflix on March 30 while production for Season 3 continues.



  • Season 6 – until April 26

The staple DC Comics superhero show on The CW spawned spinoff shows The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow which all also film in Vancouver. An animated spinoff series, Vixen, was also created for the web.


Blue Book

  • Season 1 – until April 24

History Channel’s new UFO drama is based on the real-life Project Blue Book conducted by the US Air Force. It stars Irish actor Aidan Gillen known for playing Littlefinger in HBO’s Game of Thrones and Michael Harney known for playing Sam Healy in Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black. Also starring is local actress Laura Mennell from Mission, BC. The 37-year-old has also recently appeared in other Vancouver-filmed shows like The Man in the High Castle and Van Helsing.



  • Season 3 – until Feb 16

The dystopian near-future LA-set show moved to Vancouver for production for its third season. One of the sci-fi drama’s creators is the executive producer and co-showrunner of Lost, Carlton Cuse.



  • Season 4 – until January 18

The comic book series of the same name by DC Comics’ Vertigo brings more zombies to the small screen. Robert Knepper known for playing T-Bag on Prison Break was made a series regular for the new season. He also recently appeared on the revival season of Prison Break which was also filmed in Vancouver.


Legends of Tomorrow

  • Season 3 – until February 26

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.



Life Sentence

  • Season 1 – until January 12

Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale plays Stella who is cured from terminal cancer and has to deal with all the choices she made when she was dying. The pilot was shot in Vancouver last year and picked up for a first season. Life Sentence premieres on The CW on March 7.


Once Upon a Time

  • Season 7 – until April 2

Lana Parrila (Regina), Robert Carlyle (Rumple) and Colin O’Donoghue (Captain Hook) as OUAT veterans are joined by newcomers Mekia Cox (Tiana), Adelaide Kane (Drizella), Rose Reynolds (Alice), Dania Ramirez (Cinderella), Andrew J. West (older Henry) and Gabrielle Anwar (Lady Tremaine).





  • Season 3 – until April 28

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Supergirl! Adrian Pasdar, Carl Lumbly and Erica Durance join the third seas. 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 – until April 19

Vancouver’s longest-running show is now getting a spinoff series titled ‘Wayward Sisters’ starring Supernatural alum Kim Rhodes, Briana Buckmaster,Kathryn Newton and Katherine Ramdeen.


The 100

  • Season 5 – until January 29

Dr. Preston Burke from Grey’s Anatomy, Desmond from Lost, Kirstie from Cult and others navigate a new humanity in The CW’s staple post-apocalyptic drama. Read our interview with Canadian actress Tasya Teles who plays Echo in The 100.


The Flash

  • Season 4 – until April 21

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


The Good Doctor

  • Season 1 – until March 1

Daniel Dae Kim recently announced his departure from CBS’s Hawaii 5-0, but that’s okay since he’ll be busy producing his new show for The Good Doctor starring Freddie Highmore for ABC. The pilot shot around town last spring.



  • Season 4 – until January 25

Season 3 of the reality-dating competition satire (ie. The Bachelor) hasn’t even premiered but UnREAL is getting a head start with production for its fourth season! Read our interview with actress Genevieve Buechner who plays Madison.


Last Month

A pilot and four hit shows and finished filming in Vancouver last month:

The Magicians

The 13-episode third season of SYFY’s The Magicians wrapped up production in town last month and premiered on January 10 on Showcase. The fantasy-adventure series features sorcery, magic, fantasy and so much more. It’s based on the best-selling book series of the same name by Lev Grossman.

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

The X-Files

The second special event series or 11th overall season of The X-Files wrapped up production in town last month and premiered on January 3 on Fox. The popular sci-fi show was rebooted a few years ago as season 10 filmed in Vancouver during 2015. It aired last year and was renewed again for this year.

The show was a staple in town during the 90’s as its first five seasons and a TV movie were shot here. Gillian Anderson is not expected to return to the role in the future thus making this the end of sci-fi staple The X-Files according to entertainment reports.

When Calls The Heart

When Calls The Heart wrapped up production in town just before Christmas and premiered its fifth season on Hallmark Channel in a big way with a 2-hour Christmas special last month. It continues with a 10-epsiode run starting on February 18.

Aunt Becky aka Lori Loughlin co-stars in this small town western family drama. The series’ pilot episode originally aired as a movie-of-the-week. The Canadian-American co-production is based on the book Canadian West Series by Janette Oke.

The Man in the High Castle

The Amazon Prime drama tacked on an extra week of production and wrapped up in early December. The dark alternate history series will premiere sometime this year. Read our interview with local actor Quinn Lord who plays Thomas.

Deadly Class

The Russo Brothers, directors of Avengers: Infinity War produced the pilot for Deadly Class based on the graphic novel series of the same name.


Next Month

One returning show and three brand spanking new ones are scheduled to start filming in Vancouver next month:

Van Helsing


Season 3 of Van Helsing starring Kelly Overton picks up where it left off with the re-imagining of Dracula mythology. The series pits Vanessa Helsing, daughter of vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing, against a vampire ravaged world.

Van Helsing is scheduled to start production in town on Feburary 19.


Photo/Walt Disney Pictures

Herbie the Love Bug is back on the small screen in this reboot series of the beloved automobile character for Disney XD. The franchise started off with the 1968 Disney film The Love Bug and also includes a TV show and TV movie. The sixth and last film was in 2005 starring Lindsay Lohan.

Herbie (aka Fast Layne) is scheduled for production in town from February 12 – March 24.

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina


This Netflix reboot of Sabrina the Teenage Witch is a spin-off to The CW’s hit teen drama Riverdale and takes place in the same dark Archie Comics universe. The 90’s sitcom starred Melissa Joan Hart ran for 7 seasons from 1996 to 2003. 18-year old actress Kiernan Shipka from Chicago has been cast as Sabrina Spellman, she’s most known for her role of Sally Draper in AMC’s Mad Men.

Update: The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina was scheduled to start production in town on February 19 but has been pushed back by one month until March 19

Take Two


Rachel Bilson stars as Ella alongside Eddie Cibrian as Eddie in Take Two. The crime comedy-drama was picked up for a straight-to-series order by ABC late last year. Bilson played Summer Roberts in The O.C. and Dr. Zoe Hart in Hart of Dixie while Cibrian can be recongized from Third Watch, Sunset Beach, The Young and The Restless and CSI: Miami.

Take Two is scheduled for production in town from February 26 to July 23.

*Production schedules from CRBC and What’s Filming.

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