Filming in Vancouver: Keanu Reeves, Ali Wong, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and more

Keanu Reeves

This week, a romcom, featuring a cast with some of the top Asian American stars, wraps up.

But we also have the lowdown on a whole bunch of TV series that are back on local streets to shoot their latest seasons—and bringing their stars with them.

Here’s a rundown of what’s filming in Vancouver’s screen scene.

Ali Wong

A number of top Asian American stars gathered in Vancouver to shoot Always Be My Maybe, which started on May 28 and wraps up on Friday (July 6).

The Netflix romcom, directed by Nahnatchka Khan (Fresh Off the Boat), explores what happens when two childhood sweethearts reunite as adults under very different circumstances.

Celebrity chef Sasha (Ali Wong) is running a restaurant in San Francisco and Marcus (Randall Park) is a struggling musician living at home with his Dad.

Although their feelings are still there for each other, they face a new socioeconomic divide to overcome.

(Fresh Off the Boat’s Wong and Park cowrote the script with Michael Golamco.) 

Daniel Dae Kim

Among the supporting cast are the likes of Keanu Reeves (John Wick) and Daniel Dae Kim (Hawaii Five-0).

The cast includes Charlyne Yi, Karan Soni, Susan Park, Vivian Bang, James Saito, Michelle Buteau, Lyrics Born, and more.

Nicolas Cage

Meanwhile, the action-thriller A Score to Settle, directed by Shawn Ku (Beautiful Boy), starts shooting in the B.C. Interior today (July 3) and continues until July 23.

With production based in Kelowna, the film brings Hollywood star Nicolas Cage (The Croods) to the Okanagan to portray a convicted mob enforcer with terminal cancer who, after being released from prison in which he did time for a crime he didn’t commit, sets out to exact revenge upon all those who wronged him.

The rest of the cast hasn’t been announced yet but we’ll have to wait and see if Cage pops up for an appearance in Vancouver at some point.

Loudermilk

A number of TV series that we previously mentioned are coming back to Vancouver to shoot their next season get into production this week.

Thanks to positive critical reception, comedy series Loudermilk was renewed for Season 2, which starts shooting on Thursday (July 5) and runs until August 30.

Created by Peter Farrelly (There’s Something About Mary), the show stars Ron Livingston as Sam Loudermilk, a recovering alcoholic and substance-abuse counsellor whose grumpiness winds up turning off everyone around him.

The cast includes Will Sasso, Laura Mennell, and Anja Savcic.

A season premiere will be announced for this fall.

Brandon Routh

On the superhero side of things, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow begins production on Season 4 on Thursday (July 5) and keeps going until January 24, 2019.

The season premiere is slated for October 22.

The cast includes Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer/Atom, Catiy Lotz as Sara Lance/White Canary, Nick Zano as Nate Heywood/Steel, and Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory/Heat Wave.

Courtney Ford

There are a number of other changes to the cast.

Matt Ryan as occult detective John Constantine and Jes Macallan as Time Bureau agent Ava Sharpe have been promoted to series regulars while Courtney Ford also joins them as the villainous Nora Darhk, daughter of super baddie Damien Darkh (Neal McDonough).

(Incidentally, Ford is married to Routh, and Routh’s character develops an attraction to Ford.)

Meanwhile, Keiynan Lonsdale (Love, Simon) will no longer be a series regular but he will still appear on the series as Wally West/Kid Flash.

The Australian actor, who came out earlier this year, posted a statement on social media about the shift in his status on the show.

On June 29, Lonsdale, who is also a singer-songwriter and dancer, released a music video for his new R&B single “Preach”.

Lonsdale will also appear on the season premiere of The Flash, which starts in on Season 5 on Friday (July 6) and continues until April 10.

The Flash

Among the changes on this flashy show include good news: Hartley Sawyer as Ralph Dibny/The Elongated Man and Danielle Nicolet as district attorney Cecile Horton have both been bumped up to series regulars.

Danielle Nicolet

The cast includes Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, Tom Cavanaugh, and Jesse L. Martin.

Travellers

One series that’s calling it a wrap is Travelers, which finished up Season 3 on Thursday (July 5).

The Canadian sci-fi TV show follows a team of time traveling agents who travel back in time to the present-day to save the world from a disastrous future.

Eric McCormack (Will and Grace) plays the team leader, special agent Grant MacLaren. And he’ll also be directing the season premiere.

The cast also includes MacKenzie Porter, Nesta Cooper, Patrick Gilmore, Jared Paul Abrahamson, and Reilly Dolman.

The series will stream exclusively on Netflix later this year.

Eric McCormack

And while we wait for all of those shows to premiere, we’ll have plenty of other things to tell you about in the meantime so tune in again in the weeks to come when we have more of what’s going down on the streets of Hollywood North.

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