Filming in Vancouver: The Man in the High Castle, Deadly Class, and more

The Man in the High Castle

New York City may be well-known as the city that never sleeps, but did you know that Vancouver is the city that never stops filming?

Cases-in-point: Although several productions are finishing up before the holiday season, there are numerous TV series that will continue on into the new year, including Arrow, Colony, iZombie, Riverdale, Supernatural, and UnReal, just to name a few.

Here’s a roundup of some TV productions that are calling it a wrap this week—and one that’s just getting going.

Aiden Gillen

Blue Book starts shooting 10 episodes for its first season on Wednesday (December 6). It’ll continue shooting until April 24.

It’s based on a real-life clandestine U.S. Force investigations into UFO-related phenomenon.

The series will follow what happens when the U.S. Air Force recruits an astrophysicist and skeptic Dr. J. Allen Hynek, played by Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones), for Project Blue Book, a top-secret operation designed to delve into numerous mysterious cases, many of which remain unsolved.

Ksenia Solo

The cast will also include Laura Mennell (The Man in the High Castle) as Dr. Hynek’s wife who has her sights set on secret ambitions, as well as Michael Harney (Orange is the New Black) and Ksenia Solo (Black Swan).

Bella Heathcote and Rufus Sewell star in The Man in the High Castle

While that series starts up, another one is finishing up.

The Man in the High Castle finishes up its third season on Friday (December 8). It started filming on June 26.

The series, based upon the Philip K. Dick novel of the same name, is set in an alternate reality in which the Axis powers won the Second World War and divided America into the Greater Nazi Reich and the Japanese Pacific States.

Cary Hiroyuki-Tagawa

The cast includes Alexa Davalos, Luke Kleintank, Cary Hiroyuki-Tagawa, DJ Qualls, Rupert Evans, Chelah Horsdal, Rufus Sewell, Arnold Chun, Bella Heathcote, and more.

At the New York Comic-Con in October, a panel of writers and producers from the show revealed that the third season would delve further into alternate universes and the possibilities of crossing over between them.

They also revealed this sneak peek at Season 3. Make of this what you will.

The premiere date for Season 3 hasn’t been announced yet so stay tuned.

Alexa Davalos

Elsewhere in the city, something else that’s calling it a wrap is the TV pilot for Deadly Class, which started on November 15. It’ll finish up on Tuesday (December 5).

This series will be based on the graphic novel of the same name and will follow a teen outcast (Benjamin Wadsworth) in the 1980s who is recruited into the School for the Deadly Arts, a high school for assassins.

Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange) will portray the school’s headmaster.

María Gabriela de Faría

The cast also includes Lana Condor, María Gabriela de Faría, Luke Tennie, Liam James, Michel Duval, Taylor Hickson, Siobhan Williams, Ryan Robbins, Henry Rollins, and more.

Henry Rollins

The show’s executive producers Joe and Anthony Russo (Captain America: Civil War) revealed this peek at the core characters.

Now that’s a Deadly Class…

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Think you’d like to go to school with them? If you’d just rather sit and watch the action go down, don’t worry—we won’t judge.

Boyd Holbrook

On the big-screen side of things, the high-concept feature film Two/One finished up on December 3.

Directed by Argentine filmmaker Juan Cabral, the story follow two guys. One is world-class skier Kaden (Boyd Holbrook) in Whistler, who comes upon an opportunity to reunite with his teenage sweetheart. The other is Khai, a corporate executive in Shanghai who discovers that the woman of his online fantasies is now employed at his office.

As the two men go about their lives on different continents, they see each other in their dreams and are somehow connected. But, the film asks, what would happen if they were to meet?

More cast members have been revealed since it began shooting after starting back on November 15: Dominique McElligott (House of Cards), Beau Bridges (The Mountain Between Us), Zhu Zhu (Cloud Atlas), and Song Yang (The Sword Identity).

The production will also film in Shanghai.

A release date is yet to be announced.

Zhu Zhu

Well, that’s all for this week but be sure to tune in again as there’s always something to discuss about what’s going on in Vancouver’s screen scene.

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