Filming in Vancouver: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, and more

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow

While the last few weeks have been somewhat quiet with lesser comings and goings from Vancouver’s screen scene than usual, that all changes this week.

There’s a new young detective series starting principal photography while two series—a superhero show and a new musical dramedy—are finishing up shooting their latest seasons.

Meanwhile, a Canadian feature film, about a young woman torn between her struggling family and a life of love and independence, is also completing production.

And three of these projects feature female leads.

Here’s a quick look at what’s happening on the streets of Vancouver.

Willow Shields

The independent Canadian feature drama When Time Got Louder, directed by Connie Cochia in her feature directorial debut, calls it a wrap on Friday (January 31). It began principal photography on January 13.

In this coming-of-age drama, a young woman (Willow Shields) leaves for college and falls in love with a girl.

Lochlyn Munro

As she explores her newfound independence, she is beset by guilt for leaving behind her family who is struggling to care for her non-verbal autistic brother.

Piper Curda

The cast includes Lochlyn Munro, Elizabeth Mitchell, Piper Curda, Ava Capri, and Jonathan Michael Simao.

Brooklynn Prince

Although that one is finishing up, a TV series also with a female lead is just getting going.

The young detective drama Home Before Dark begins work in front of the camera for Season 2 today (January 27), shooting 10 episodes until June 17.

Based on the real-life story of 11-year-old investigative reporter Hilde Lysiak, the series follows a young girl, played by Brooklynn Prince (The Florida Project) who moves from the city to her father’s small lakeside town.

Jim Sturgess

Once there, she becomes determined to find out the truth about an unsolved cold case that everyone tried to keep a secret—including her own father (Jim Sturgess).

The cast includes Adrian Hough, Jibrail Nantambu, Deric McCabe, and Joelle Carter.

Deric McCabe

The series will premiere on Apple TV+, with the first three episodes released on April 3.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow

While that one gets going, one of of the longer-running Arrowverse series, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, finishes shooting 15 episodes for Season 5 on Wednesday (January 29) which has been filming since July 15.

Season 5 hit home screens recently on January 14.

The cast includes Caity Lotz, Amy Louise Pemberton, Dominic Purcell, Nick Zano, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, and more.

Olivia Swann

In this season, the Legends will do battle with many a villain, including old foes such as Astra Logue (Olivia Swann).

Sadly in this season, Brandon Routh, who portrays Ray Palmer/Atom, and Courtney Ford, who plays Norah Darhk, are departing as series regulars.

Brandon Routh

Unfortunately, the Vancouver-filmed Arrow will be airing its series finale tomorrow (January 28) after eight seasons.

But the good news is that there’ll be more tomorrows for DC’s Legends of Tomorrow as this series has been renewed for a sixth season.

Jane Levy

Meanwhile, the new Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, which began shooting on September 3 with production based in Richmond, completes filming its first season on Friday (January 31)

In this musical dramedy, Jane Levy (What/If) stars as a tech coder who, after an accident while getting an MRI, discovers she can read the thoughts of other people—but in the form of songs.

Alex Newell

The cast includes Alex Newell, John Clarence Stewart, Skylar Astin, Peter Gallagher, and Mary Steenburgen.

The series premiered on January 7 on NBC and is scheduled to premiere on CTV on February 16.

Skylar Astin

That’s all for this week but it seems like as the weather starts to get a bit warmer, so is Vancouver’s screen industry.

With more new productions coming this way, and several projects finishing up, there’ll be plenty more to share in the weeks ahead.

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