Filming in Vancouver: Home Before Dark, Midnight Mass, and TV series to go on holiday hiatuses

Supernatural, shooting its last season, will be among the TV series going on break for the holiday season.

There aren’t any new productions getting started just before the holiday season.

But there are plenty on their way in 2020.

Two TV series that will be starting up in the new year, with one returning and another as a new addition to the local screen scene.

And even though we’re entering the season of gift-giving and renewal with visions of sugar plums and whatnot, these series delve into realms of the dark and mysterious.

Here’s a quick look at who and what’s coming to town—besides Santa Claus, of course.

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Filming in Vancouver: Home Before Dark, Midnight Mass, and TV series to go on holiday hiatuses

Interview with Local Vancouver Director, Writer, and Actor: Alison Ward

Photo credit: Ray McEachern

By Rachel Rosenberg

Alison Ward is a Vancouver-based actor, director and writer; her very moving one woman show, No Gold Star, is her true story about coming out at the age of 35 after spending years married to a man and identifying as straight.

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Interview with Local Vancouver Director, Writer, and Actor: Alison Ward

Filming in Vancouver: Henry Golding, Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan, Iko Uwais, and more

Henry Golding

Now that we’ve officially entered December, we’re counting down the days until several productions will be going on a restful break for the holiday season. And many have been wrapping up before the end of year

But in Vancouver’s screen scene, when one door closes, another one opens.

Such is the case with one feature film—an action blockbuster—calling it quits just as a new one—a psychological thriller—arrives in town to get started.

And with them, Hollywood stars are coming and going too.

Here’s a look at what’s happening on the streets of Hollywood North this week.

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Filming in Vancouver: Henry Golding, Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan, Iko Uwais, and more

Filming in Vancouver: Brand New Cherry Flavor, Resident Alien, and The Last Victim

Ali Larter

We may be coming close to the end of the year and the holiday season, which may mean a lot of productions are either going to be calling it a wrap or going on hiatus soon.

But in the never-ending flow of Vancouver’s screen scene, a couple of new shows are actually starting up this week.

In fact, two new series—a supernatural horror-revenge thriller set in 1990s Los Angeles and a sci-fi mystery about an alien pretending to be a human—are just getting started.

Meanwhile, a number of Hollywood and Canadian stars are finishing up a feature thriller elsewhere in B.C.

Here’s a quick look at the comings and goings of screen productions around town and the province.

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Filming in Vancouver: Brand New Cherry Flavor, Resident Alien, and The Last Victim

Filming in Vancouver: Christina Ricci, Rachael Leigh Cook, Ming-Na Wen, and more

Christina Ricci

Three screen productions are calling it a wrap in Vancouver later this week—meaning that they’re getting that much closer to hitting a screen near you.

A romcom about a lawyer and her charming client finishes up, followed by a new horror anthology series that boasts an intriguing and varied cast of stars.

After that, a mystery drama, about a death amongst a group of high-schoolers, completes shooting its TV pilot and awaits being approved to be a full-fledged series.

For more details, here’s a quick look at what’s been filming in Vancouver.

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Filming in Vancouver: Christina Ricci, Rachael Leigh Cook, Ming-Na Wen, and more

Filming in Vancouver: Arrow to complete filming of its final season

Arrow will come to an end with Season 8.

This year will mark the end of an era for the Vancouver screen scene on two fronts.

One is the forthcoming conclusion of the extremely long-running TV series Supernatural—but that won’t happen until this spring.

Something that will happen much sooner—this week, in fact—will be the end of the filming of the TV series that’s at the centre of the Arrowverse.

Here’s a quick look at the show that launched a whole universe of superhero TV shows shot in Vancouver.

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Filming in Vancouver: Arrow to complete filming of its final season

7 Cozy and Fun Autumn Day Trips and Activities in Vancouver

Vancouver autumn

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Autumn’s crisp weather and fiery colours make for a beautiful time of year in Vancouver. Get outside, get cozy, get your step on, get on a seaplane. Have some fun! What’s your fall fancy?

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7 Cozy and Fun Autumn Day Trips and Activities in Vancouver