Filming in Vancouver: Olivia Taylor Dudley, Snowpiercer, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, iZombie

Olivia Taylor Dudley will be starring in the comedy-drama Some of Our Stallions.

Although 2019 may have only recently gotten underway, three series are already calling it a wrap for production on their latest seasons—with one coming to a permanent close.

However, there’s good news: a new feature film is about to start shooting. 

From neo-ice-age survivors and crime-solving zombies to teams of superheroes and best friends in search of true love, here’s a look at what’s coming and going from Vancouver’s screen scene this week.

So let’s start with first things first, and it’s on a bright note: the first new feature film to be announced this year to shoot in Vancouver will start next week.

The indie comedy-drama Some of Our Stallions will shoot in Vancouver from January 28 to February 22, to be directed by Silicon Valley producer Carson Mell (who will also co-star).

Al Di and Carson Mell

Olivia Taylor Dudley (The Magicians) and Al Di (Brigsby Bear producer) will star in the feature film about two best friends who are both struggling with mental illness while on the search for the love of their lives.

Jennifer Connelly

Meanwhile, several TV series, recently back from a break over the holiday season, are wrapping it up this week.

The dystopian sci-fi–thriller Snowpiercer completed production on its first season on January 18, having begun back on August 20.

Susan Park

The TV series is an adaptation of Bong Joon-ho’s 2013 film—which, in turn, was an adaptation of the 1982 French graphic novel Le Transperceneige.

The show is set in a future in which the world has been overtaken by a new ice age. In this harsh climate, the remaining members of humanity inhabit a massive train that endlessly circles the world, as they wrestle with contentious issues of survival, class, and injustice.

Sheila Vand

Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs head up a cast that includes Alison Wright, Mickey Sumner, Katie McGuinness, Susan Park, Lena Hall, Annalise Basso, Sam Otto, Sheila Vand, Roberto Urbina, and Sasha Frolova.

The series is set to premiere this year on TNT.


Alas, now we have some sad news to share. Although we previously mentioned this, Vancouver will be losing a TV series.

Today (January 21) is the last day of production for iZombie, not only for Season 5 but for the series as a whole.

Rose McIver

Yes, iZombie is concluding its run with a final season. (Sob!)

The current season began production back on August 7.

The Seattle-set series, an adaptation of the same-named comic book from DC Comic’s Vertigo, follows a zombie, played by Rose McIver, who uses her special abilities (she absorbs memories from the deceased people whose brains she eats—now there’s a fun party trick) to help police solve crimes.

Rahul Kohli

In Season 4, a zombie outbreak resulted in a quarantined area of the the city being walled off and named New Seattle, a place where humans and zombies live together. 

The cast includes Rahul Kohli, David Anders, Robert Buckley, Malcolm Goodwin, and Aly Michalka.

Aly Michalka

A new face to look forward to in Season 5 is legendary former NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Airplane!), who will play a Seattle councilperson-turned-zombie.  

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

The good news is that the final season will premiere on May 2 on the CW, giving fans something to still look forward to.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow

And later on in the city, another series will be wrapping—though not forever, is DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, which completes Season 4 on Thursday (January 24).

The time-traveling superhero series started shooting this most recent season back on July 5 and premiered on October 22.

Caity Lotz

However, while other Arrowverse series—Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl (all of which are also shot in Vancouver—are returning on screen for the winter TV season, Legends will take a longer break.

It’s returning to home screens on April 1 (and no, that’s not an April Fool’s Day joke). 

Ramona Young

New faces this season include Ramona Young and Tom Wilson while Matt Ryan (as John Constantine from the cancelled TV series Constantine), Jes Macallan, and Courtney Ford were all promoted to series regulars.

The cast includes Caity Lotz, Brandon Routh, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, and more. 

Matt Ryan

Well, although several series are calling it a wrap, we’ll hopefully see more film and TV productions coming this way in the near future.

In the meantime, have fun Vancouver-spotting on screens near you.

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