Filming in Vancouver: Woke, Another Life, The Mighty Ducks, and Pieces of Her

Katee Sackhoff stars in the sci-fi drama Another Life.

Now that TV and film productions in Vancouver have all settled back into their work groove after returning from holiday hiatuses, it’s time to look at what’s new and upcoming in the local screen scene.

This week, there’s a live-action and animation hybrid TV series, based upon a cartoonist’s life, that starts shooting today.

In a few weeks, there’s also a sci-fi drama, about a space mission launched to track down the origin of a strange alien object that came to Earth, that’ll be coming back for a second season.

Next month, there’ll be two new TV series that’ll be starting up—and they couldn’t be more different if they tried.

One is based upon a ‘90s sports comedy movie while the other is a thriller based upon a novel about a daughter whose life is radically changed after witnessing how her mother responds to an act of violence.

So with all of this on our plate, let’s haul out our crystal ball and take a look into the near-future to see what’s coming our way.

Lamorne Morris

The live-action/animated TV series Woke shot its pilot from January 29 to February 6 and after the series was greenlit, Season 1 was originally scheduled to shoot from November 4 to December 19.

However it has since been rescheduled to shoot from today (January 13) until February 25.

Sasheer Zamata

Inspired by the life and art of comicstrip creator Keith Knight, Lamorne Morris (New Girl) stars in this Hulu series as an African-American cartoonist in San Francisco who is about to achieve mainstream success.

But his unexpected experience with police changes everything—ranging from him adopting a more provocative tone in his comics to animated objects appearing in his everyday reality.

The cast also includes Blake Anderson, T. Murph, Sasheer Zamata, and Lara Goldie.

Blake Anderson

While that one gets underway, there are some new projects coming to town in the upcoming weeks.

Among them is a new production will adapt a sports comedy film for the home screen.

From The Mighty Ducks 1992 movie

The Mighty Ducks will film Season 1 from February 18 to June 11.

This Disney+ show, directed by James Griffith (A Million Little Things) will reboot the 1992 film.

This version follows a 13-year-old boy who is kicked off the junior division Mighty Ducks hockey team. After his ejection, his mother decides to start their own team and begins finding players, a coach, and a rink where they can play.

The cast hasn’t been announced yet.

Katee Sackhoff

After that, Another Life will be back for another season.

This sci-fi drama series will shoot Season 2 from March 2 to June 9.

After a massive Möbius strip–type flying object from space lands in the United States, a mysterious crystal shell forms around it.

Justin Chatwin

While a scientist (Justin Chatwin) works to figure out how to communicate with it, his astronaut commander wife (Katee Sackhoff), who is ordered to take a crew on a high-risk interstellar mission to find the origin of the alien artifact.

Blu Hunt

The cast also includes Samuel Anderson, Blu Hunt, A.J. Rivera, Jake Abel, Alex Ozerov, JayR Tinaco, Selma Blair, Lina Renna, and Elizabeth Ludlow.

JayR Tinaco

A little further down the road, a new TV show coming to Vancouver is Pieces of Her, which will film eight episodes for Season 1 from March 16 to June 25.

Season 1 premiered on July 25 but the release date for the second season hasn’t been announced yet.

This Netflix thriller is based upon the 2018 novel by crime author Karin Slaughter.

Pieces of Her

The story revolves around a woman whose perception of her mother is forever changed when a visit to a mall on a Saturday afternoon is disrupted by an act of violence.

When individuals from her mother’s past begin to appear, she’s forced to go on the run.

It’s then that she begins to discover not only the truth about her mother’s previous identity but also secrets from her own childhood.

Alas, like some of the previous projects, the cast hasn’t been announced yet for this one either so we’ll have to wait to see who this project brings to town.

That’s all for this week but it looks like there’s lots coming and going in the weeks to come so until we meet again, have fun spotting the streets of Vancouver appearing on a screen near you.

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