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: When Calls the Heart and The Detour wrap, Undying to come

Kevin McGarry is one of the new faces on When Calls the Heart.

In this week’s roundup of what’s going on in the local screen scene, two TV series call it a wrap—bringing them that much closer to hitting a home screen near you with their latest episodes.

One is a historical romance-drama that is carrying on in the aftermath of a surprising twist of events to one of its main characters.

The other is a comedy series about a family on the lam that has filmed in a different location for each season—with Vancouver being its latest.

Meanwhile, a fantasy-romance feature is coming to film in the province.

So after the jump, here’s a look at some of the latest developments in Hollywood North.

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Filming in Vancouver: When Calls the Heart and The Detour wrap, Undying to come

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: Lost in Space, When Calls the Heart, Siren, and more

Lost in Space

Last week, we took a lengthy stroll through a whole onslaught of TV series coming back to shoot their next seasons in Vancouver.

This week, we’ve got a gaggle more to discuss, covering everything from sci-fi to romantic period pieces.

Since there’s a lot on the slate, let’s get to it, shall we?

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Filming in Vancouver: Lost in Space, When Calls the Heart, Siren, and more

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: A Series of Unfortunate Events, plus shows calling it a wrap in December

Neil Patrick Harris

December is also upon us, which means it’s almost time for the holiday season.

That also means a number of film and TV productions will be saying farewell to our fair city before the new year arrives.

But since the industry’s motto is “the show must always go on”, there are still some productions coming into town and others that are stalwartly marching on throughout the winter.

Here’s a quick rundown of the films and TV series that’ll be calling it a wrap this coming month—with a few other notes about comings and goings. 

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Filming in Vancouver: A Series of Unfortunate Events, plus shows calling it a wrap in December

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