Filming in Vancouver: Hilary Swank, When Calls the Heart, The 100, and more

Hilary Swank will star in the TV series Away.

Some recent trends in TV series have been superheroes, witches, and—babysitters?

Yes, the formidable sitter of babies and children is getting a lot of attention in screen projects as of late, with a new Netflix movie starting production this week.

Meanwhile, three TV series start up this week.

One is a sci-fi drama starring a two-time Oscar winner and embarking upon its first season.

Another is also a sci-fi drama, but this one is the polar opposite: it’s starting in on its final season.

Completely different from those two is a romance-drama set in a Western Canadian frontier town.

And there’s also a TV movie based upon a real-life scandal.

If any of this intrigues you, read on for what’s going on in Vancouver’s screen scene this week.

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Filming in Vancouver: Hilary Swank, When Calls the Heart, The 100, and more

Filming in Vancouver: Riverdale, When Calls the Heart, iZombie, Supergirl, and Supernatural

The cast of Riverdale is back in town to shoot its latest season.

The influx of TV series returning to the busy streets of Vancouver continues this week, with another batch getting back on set around town.

Among them is a hit teen drama series, a Western romance-drama, a longrunning supernatural series, a gal-powered superhero series, and a zomcom-drama.

If you want to know more, then read on, but a caveat: if you haven’t caught up on all your binge-watching, let it be known that ahead there lie many a summary of season finales that have aired over the past few months. And so: spoiler alert.)

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Filming in Vancouver: Riverdale, When Calls the Heart, iZombie, Supergirl, and Supernatural

Filming in Vancouver: The X-Files, When Calls the Heart, and TV series on holiday hiatus

The X-Files

It’s holiday season for TV series, with every TV series in Vancouver going on hiatus until the new year.

Meanwhile two series are calling it a wrap just in time for Christmas.

Let’s take a look at all the shows taking a wintry break—and when they’ll be back in action.

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Filming in Vancouver: The X-Files, When Calls the Heart, and TV series on holiday hiatus

Filming in Vancouver: Johnny Depp, When Calls the Heart, and Eggplant Emoji

Johnny Depp will wrap up production on Richard Says Goodbye this week.

Like the Andrea Bocelli song, it’s time to say goodbye.

This week, we prepare to bid adieu to a major Hollywood star and his production that’s been filming here. Not to mention the surprise appearances he’s been making around town.

But a new Hollywood film is starting up, and a TV drama-romance begins filming its latest season so—as always—there’s plenty more to look forward to.

Let’s take a look at what’s going on here in Hollywood North.

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Filming in Vancouver: Johnny Depp, When Calls the Heart, and Eggplant Emoji

Vancouver Screen Scene: The Mountain Between Us, Imposters, Dead Shack, and more

Idris Elba

Idris Elba might be dining at a Vancouver restaurant table near you.

Vancouver is one of those place that when you’re out on the town in this city, you never know who you might run into—or who might be enjoying a meal at a neighbouring table.

After all, they don’t call this city Hollywood North for nothing.

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Vancouver Screen Scene: The Mountain Between Us, Imposters, Dead Shack, and more

Vancouver Screen Scene: Rihanna and Blair Witch to Beaches and When Calls the Heart

Rihanna

Will Rihanna survive her visit with a Psycho who lives in a place that could very well be called “Disturbia”?

Yes, it’s true. One of the world’s biggest pop stars will be coming to Vancouver to check in to a very particular motel.

In addition to that, we find out which sequel to a game-changing horror movie was secretly filmed in Vancouver, production on a horror TV series set at a summer camp wraps up, a 1980s box-office smash starring Bette Midler gets a TV remake, and a Canadian Western TV series gets back into production.

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Vancouver Screen Scene: Rihanna and Blair Witch to Beaches and When Calls the Heart