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What’s Filming in Hollywood North?

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Story by Leslie Diana

Often referred to as Hollywood North, Vancouver is an ideal place to have a thriving career in the film industry. “B.C. is Canada’s largest foreign production hub and North America’s third largest.

In 2022, there were over 490 projects and more than $3.6B in original storytelling content made here, including B.C.’s own dynamic domestic productions,” said Prem Gill, CEO of Creative BC.

British Columbia and Vancouver are home to many popular feature films and TV series seen worldwide.

While we can’t list all the productions, here are a few of the TV series that you can binge-watch this summer and support our BC film industry.

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What to Watch

What to Watch “So Help Me Todd,” airing on Global TV, has been renewed for a second season. This much talked about light-hearted drama stars Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden as razor-sharp, meticulous attorney Margaret Wright (Harden), who hires her talented, but scruffy and aimless, son Todd (Skylar Astin) as her law firm’s in-house investigator. Stream it on StackTV.

In “Fire Country” former “SEAL Team” star Max Thieriot plays Bode Donovan, a young convict seeking redemption and a shortened prison sentence by joining an unconventional prison release firefighting program in Northern California, where he and other inmates are partnered with elite firefighters to extinguish massive, unpredictable wildfires across the region.

Watch it on Global TV and StackTV. The verdict is in! The new 10-episode Season 3 of the hit Canadian legal drama “Family Law” has been greenlit. The principal cast including Jewel Staite, Victor Garber, Zach Smadu, Genelle Williams, and Lauren Holly all return for the new season as Abby and her dysfunctional family help other dysfunctional families — all while navigating their own personal dramas.

“Family Law” Season 2 is coming to Global and StackTV this summer while shooting continues on Season 3.

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Pamela Anderson’s journey continues. Filmed from her property on Vancouver Island, Season 2 of “Pamela’s Garden of Eden” will premiere on HGTV Canada in Fall 2023. Renewed for a seventh season,

“The Good Doctor” on CTV and Crave gets better with each season and continues to draw in new fans. Freddie Highmore stars as Shaun Murphy, a young autistic surgeon who has savant syndrome, but he finds his niche using his extraordinary medical skill and intuition to save lives and challenge the skepticism of his colleagues.

One of the most successful reality series, “Highway Thru Hell,” has aired on Discovery Channel and CTV for eleven seasons. The first season of “The Night Agent” was filmed in Vancouver and is now streaming on Netflix. The series hadn’t even been out a week and Netflix renewed it for season 2.

The wildly popular HBO drama “The Last of Us” will film season 2 in Vancouver for the continuing saga of Joel (Pedro Pascal), who’s been tasked with protecting a 14-year-old named Ellie (Bella Ramsey) who may be civilization’s last hope after a global pandemic. To keep up with film and TV productions every week, Creative BC publishes a list of current productions that are shooting or about to shoot in British Columbia.

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