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26 TV Shows Filming in Vancouver This October

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There are at least 26 TV shows scheduled for production in Hollywood North for October 2017. The BC film industry and fans can look forward to 18 returning favourites including a revamped Once Upon a Time, a milestone thirteenth season of Supernatural and another special run for The X-Files. The majoriy of shows are premiering this month for the Fall 2017/18 season.

There are 4 brand new shows underway which all shot their pilots in Vancouver earlier this year. The newbies are The Good Doctor starring Freddie Highmore (Bates Motel), Life Sentence starring Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars), Siren starring Alex Roe and The Crossing starring Steve Zahn. There are also 3 series that have relocated production to Vancouver: Colony from Los Angeles, SIX from North Carolina & California and The Exorcist from Chicago.

RELATED: Trailer for Vancouver-filmed The Good Doctor starring Freddie Highmore

Some of the stars you can expect to see around town during September include: Lucy Hale, John Cho, Melissa Benoist and the entire Riverdale cast which includes: KJ Apa, Cole Sprouse, Camila Mendes, Lilli Reinhart and new addition Mark Consuelos.

Filming in Vancouver


A Series of Unfortunate Events


Season: 3
Network: Netflix
Starring: Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, Tony Hales
Sign Code: ASOUE
Schedule: Until April 20, 2018
Premiere: Early 2018

Nathan Fillion and Tony Hales joined the cast of this beloved childhood adaptation starring Neil Patrick Harris of How I Met Your Mother fame. The Netflix binge-worthy series has an extra-long filming schedule in Vancouver for production of season two and season 3 back-to-back.




Season: 6
Network: The CW
Starring: Stephen Amell, Emily Bett-Rickards, David Ramsey
Schedule: Until April 26, 2018
Premiere: October 12

Step into another action-packed season of the “Arrowverse”. The staple DC Comics superhero show on The CW spawned spinoff shows The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow which also film in Vancouver. An animated spinoff series, Vixen, was also created for the web.

Read our interview with Vancouver and Toronto-based actress Lexa Doig who played Talia al Ghul in Arrow. Read our interview with Vancouver actress Elysia Rotaru who played Taiana Vendekitov in Arrow.



Season: 3
Network: USA Network
Starring: Sarah Wayne Callies, Josh Holloway, Peter Jacobson, Amanda Righetti
Schedule: Until February 16, 2018
Premiere: 2018

The dystopian near-future Los Angeles set and filmed show moves 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.


Photo/ICE (Audience Network)

Season: 2
Network: Audience
Starring: Cam Gigandet, Jeremy Sisto, Ray Winstone
Sign Code: ICE
Schedule: Until September 26, 2017

Audience Network’s hit crime drama series Ice is set in LA. It was created by Robert Munic who first interned on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Atoine Fuqua who is known for Training Day.



Season: 4
Network: The CW
Starring: Rose McIver, Robert Knepper, Robert Buckley
Sign Code: iZombie
Schedule: Until January 18, 2018
Premiere: 2018

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.

Jade Fever

Photo/Jade Fever (Discovery)

Season: 4
Network: Discovery Channel Canada
Starring: Bunce family / Narrated by Jason Priestley
Schedule: Until October 6, 2017

A reality television series about mining nephrite jade in British Columbia’s Cassier Mountain region. Narrated by Vancouver’s very own Jason Priestley (90210).

Legends of Tomorrow


Season: 3
Network: The CW
Starring: Dominic Purcell, Billy Zane, Tala Ashe
Sign Code: SSP/WRF
Schedule: Until February 26, 2018
Premiere: October 9

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
Network: The CW
Starring: Lucy Hale
Sign Code: LS PROD
Schedule: Until January 12, 2018
Premiere: January 2018

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 earlier this year and picked up for a first season. Pretty Little Liars wrapped up its series earlier this year as well.

Once Upon a Time

Season: 7
Network: ABC
Starring: Lana Parrilla, Robert Carlyle, Colin O’Donoghue
Sign Code: STAGE 49
Schedule: Until April 2, 2018
Premiere: October 6

Regular cast members Jennifer Morrison (Emma Swan), Rebecca Mader (Zelena), Ginnifer Goodwin (Snow White), Josh Dallas (Prince Charming), Jared Gilmore (teenage Henry) and Emilie de Ravin (Belle) have departed from the show. Emma and Belle will each appear in one episode in season 7 to wrap up their respective storylines.

That leaves Lana Parrila (Regina), Robert Carlyle (Rumple) and Colin O’Donoghue (Captain Hook) as OUAT veterans. They 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: 2
Network: The CW
Starring: KJ Apa, Cole Sprouse, Camila Mendes, Lilli Reinhart, Madelaine Petsch, Casey Scott, Luke Perry, Marisol Nichols, Madchen Amick, Mark Conseuelos, Skeet Ulrich.
Sign Code: SLF
Schedule: Until March 21, 2018
Premiere: October 11


WHO SHOT FRED ANDREWS? Does Jughead + the Serpents = trouble? How will Hiram Lodge’s (Mark Consuelos) arrival in Riverdale impact Archie and friends? Vanessa Morgan also joins the cast for season 2 of the hottest teen drama on TV! The Canadian actress plays a bisexual Southside troublemaker.


Photo/Siren (Freeform)

Season :1
Network: Freeform
Starring: Jason Asuncion, Georgia Bradner, Devina Briggs
Sign Code: BAPLS
Schedule: Until November 22, 2017
Premiere: Summer 2018

The mermaid drama series is set in the coastal town of Bristol Cove. The previous title for the show was The Deep.



Season: 2
Network: History Channel
Starring: Olivia Munn, Walton Goggins, Dominc Adams, Edwin Hodge, Eric Ladin
Sign Code: S2
Schedule: Until November 23, 2017
Premiere: 2018

Olivia Munn joins the cast of this military-drama which was previously filmed in North Carolina and California. It follows the lives and missions of the US Navy’s SEAL Team Six. She shot The Predator in town earlier this spring and The Buddy Games this summer as well.

RELATED: Jacob Tremblay takes Olivia Munn boating on the Fraser



Season: 3
Network: The CW
Starring: Melissa Benoist, Floriana Lima, Odette Annable, Erica Durance, David Harewood
Sign Code: SG
Schedule: Until April 28, 2018
Premiere: October 9

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
Network: The CW
Starring: Jared Padalecko, Jensen Ackles
Sign Code: WCS2FWU
Schedule: Until April 19, 2018
Premiere: October 12

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
Network: The CW
Starring: Bob Morley, Eliza Taylor, Henry Ian Cusick, Isaiah Washington
Sign Code: 100
Schedule: Until January 29, 2018
Premiere: Early 2018

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 plays Echo in The 100.

The Arrangement


Season: 2
Network: E!
Starring: Lexa Doig, Christine Evangelista, Josh Henderson, Michael Vartan
Sign Code: ARNGMT
Schedule: Until November 3, 2017

The Hollywood-Cinderella story is a hit on E! Network. It follows the ‘arrangement’ between a young actress and an A-list movie star: a $10 million dollar contract for marriage.

The Crossing


Season: 1
Network: ABC
Starring: Steve Zahn, Natalie Martinez, Sandrine Holt
Sign Code: TC
Schedule: Until November 24, 2017
Premiere: Mid-season

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 Exorcist

Season: 2
Network: FOX
Starring: Alfonso Herrera, Kurt Egyiawan, Ben Daniels, John Cho, Brianna Hildebrand
Sign Code: TES2
Schedule: Until November 14, 2017
Premiere: September 29

John Cho (Star Trek, Harold & Kumar) joins the cast of The Exorcist which has moved its production to Vancouver after shooting the first season in Chicago.

The Flash


Season: 4
Network: The CW
Starring: Grant Gustin
Sign Code: CCF
Schedule: Until April 21, 2018
Premiere: October 10

The spin-off to Arrow is an uber fan favourite sci-fi action show starring Grant Gustin as Barry Allen aka Flash. Danny Trejo will appear in the fourth season.


The Good Doctor


Season: 1
Network: ABC
Starring: Freddie Highmore
Sign Code: BLP/PICO
Schedule: Until December 15, 2017
Premiere: September 25

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 earlier this spring.

The Magicians


Season: 3
Network: Syfy/Showcase
Starring: Jason Ralph, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Arjun Gupta
Sign Code: GEPMG
Schedule: Until December 14, 2017
Premiere: 2018

Sorcery, magic, fantasy and so much more. The third season of fantasy-adventure series 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
Network: Amazon
Starring: William Forsythe, DJ Qualls, Micahel Gaston
Schedule: Until November 28, 2017
Premiere: Late 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: 4
Network: Lifetime
Starring: Shiri Appleby, Constance Zimmer
Schedule: October 17, 2017 – January 1, 25

Season 3 of the reality-dating competition satire (ie. The Bachelor) doesn’t even premiere until 2018 but UnREAL is getting a head start with production for its fourth season! Read our interview with actress Genevieve Buechner who plays Madison.

When Calls the Heart


Season: 5
Network: Hallmark Channel
Starring: Lori Loughlin, Erin Krakow, Daniel Lissing
Sign Code: WCTH
Schedule: Until December 12, 2017
Premiere: February 2018

Aunt Becky 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.



Season: 11
Network: FOX
Starring: Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny, Mitch Pileggi
Sign Code: 3FP
Schedule: Until December 21, 2017
Premiere: 2018

After a successful revival season airing last year, FOX and its viewers are ready for another! Season 10 filmed in town during 2015 and aired early 2016. The show previously was a staple in Vancouver during the 90’s having filmed 5 seasons and 2 movies here.

You Me Her


Season: 3
Network: Audience Network
Starring: Greg Poehler, Rachel Blanchard
Sign Code: YMH
Schedule: Until October 20, 2017
Premiere: Early 2018 – expected

This American-Canadian co-production is a romcom-drama set in Portland. It’s about a polyamorous relationship and all the that ensues.


The TNT pilot episode for Snowpiercer starring Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs shot around town from the end of August through September. It’s an adaptation of the 2013 sci-fi thriller of the same name by Bong Joon-ho. The movie was a South Korean-Czech co-production in English. It starred Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer, John Hurt and Ed Harris.The show will be set on a space ship rather than a train like the original. The network has boasted substantial investment in elaborate sets for the five week production of the pilot.

RELATED: 26 TV Shows Filming in Vancouver This September


According to Whats Filming, the second season of mockumentary sitcomTrial & Error is rumoured to be relocating from Burbank, California to Hollywood North. The entire cast of the first season less John Lithgow is returning for the follow up and will focus on a different legal case. It’s scheduled to start shooting this month. Also the new UFO drama Blue Book is rumoured to to start production in town in November for History Channel. It’s produced by Robert Zemeckis who is currently directing a movie, The Women of Marwen, starring Steve Carell in Vancouver.

*Sign codes and schedules from CRBC and What’s Filming.

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