Filming in Vancouver: Lost in Space, When Calls the Heart, Siren, and more

Lost in Space

Last week, we took a lengthy stroll through a whole onslaught of TV series coming back to shoot their next seasons in Vancouver.

This week, we’ve got a gaggle more to discuss, covering everything from sci-fi to romantic period pieces.

Since there’s a lot on the slate, let’s get to it, shall we?

Ben Platt

Before we get to all the TV series coming our way, on the big-screen side of things, first, the feature drama Love and Oatmeal wraps up on Friday (June 29), having gotten into production on June 4.

The story, directed by Peter Sattler (Camp X-Ray) follows a 20-something aspiring writer (Ben Platt) who dreams of moving to Paris. But when his father unexpectedly dies, he has no choice but to shift gears and take care of his mentally ill sister.

Yvette Nicole Brown

The cast includes Lola Kirke (Gone Girl), Yvette Nicole Brown (Community), and Alphonso McAuley (The Middle).

A release date for the film hasn’t been announced yet so we’ll have to wait to see when moviegoers can catch it on the big screen.

Lost in Space

Now, on to forthcoming adventures in the home-screen world.

Fans of the new Lost in Space will excited to know that the Netflix series (which released its first season in April) will be back to shoot Season 2 from September 4 to January 30, 2019.

This reimagining of the same-named 1965 TV series (which was also a re-adaptation of Johann David Wyss’ 1812 novel The Swiss Family Robinson) follows a family of space colonist who are forced to survive on an alien planet that they crash-land on.

The cast includes Molly Parker, Toby Stephens, Maxwell Jenkins, Taylor Robinson, Mina Sundwall, Ignacio Serricchio, Parker Posey, and Brian Steele (as the Robot).

Molly Parker

Meanwhile, another sci-fi Netflix series will shoot in Vancouver later on this year.

Another Life, directed by Omar Madha (The 100), will shoot 10 episodes for its first season from August 13 to November 20.

It will star Katee Sackhoff (The Flash) as an astronaut leading a crew on a mission to understand the origin of an alien artifact. As they investigate, they face dangers that may turn their operation into a one-way expedition.

We’ll have to wait to see who else is starring on this show as the rest of the cast hasn’t been announced yet.

Katee Sackhoff

Also in the new sci-fi series department is Apple’s See, which will shoot Season 1 from September 17 to February 8.

Details are thin on this one but is described as a world-building drama set in the future. The cast hasn’t been revealed yet.

Eline Powell stars in Siren

The dark fantasy TV series Siren will be back to shoot 16 episodes for its second season from July 26 all the way until March 15, 2019.

The series is set in Bristol Cove, a small coastal town steeped in mermaid folklore. When a mysterious woman (Eline Powell) arrives in search of her sister who was abducted by the military and begins wreaking havoc upon the town, two marine biologist (Alex Roe and Fola Evans-Akingbola) attempt to understand her—before it’s too late. 

The cast also includes Ian Verdun, Rena Owen, and Sibongile Mlambo.

When Calls the Heart

For those who prefer romantic dramas, When Calls the Heart gets back in the saddle when it starts shooting Season 6 from July 9 and continues until October 31.

This Canadian-American production, set in a small western Canadian coal-mining town in the early 1900s, is based upon Janette Oke’s books of the same name from her Canadian West series.

The cast includes Erin Krakow, Daniel Lissing, Lori Loughlin, Martin Cummins, Jack Wagner, Pascale Hutton, and Kavan Smith.

Sarah Wayne Callies

Speaking (pardon the pun) of Canadian TV, Unspeakable completes shooting Season 1 on Friday (June 29). It started back on April 9.

This eight-part CBC miniseries is based upon the non-fiction books Bad Blood by Vic Parsons and The Gift of Death by Andre Picard.

The series depicts what happened during one of Canada’s worst medical disasters when thousands of Canadians were infected by blood tainted blood amid the rise of HIV and Hepatitis C in the early 1980s.

The cast includes Sarah Wayne Callies, Shawn Doyle, Michael Shanks, and Camille Sullivan.

And that’s a wrap for us for this week in what’s going on in Vancouver’s screen scene for the moment. Check back in with us again for further updates on these shows and more in the week to come.

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