A flurry of TV pilots that were shooting in town are wrapping up this week. But there’s another on the way, with some big names (including a hometown boy) attached to it. And while two shows are calling it a wrap, there’s a sci-fi series gearing up for Season 2.
So let’s take a look at what’s going on in Vancouver these days.
First up, the sci-fi drama Beyond will start shooting Season 2 on April 24 and continue until August 16.
After a 12-year period in a coma, Holden Matthews (played by Vancouver actor Burkely Duffield) played by awakens—and discovers he has supernatural abilities. Having entered the coma as a boy, he has to adjust to adulthood as a 25-year-old man while trying to figure out what happened to him.
As if that’s enough to contend with, he also finds himself in the midst of a dangerous conspiracy.
The cast, which shot last season in Vancouver as well, includes Jonathan Whitesell, Michael McGrady, Romy Rosemont, Jeff Pierre, and Dilan Gwyn.
Some good news for fans: Eden Brolin will be made a series regular in Season 2 so there’ll be more to explore about the character of Charlie.
Meanwhile in other TV news, a TV pilot will end production on almost every day of this week.
Reverie, which started on March 13, finished on April 1.
The sci-fi series—starring Sarah Shahi, Jessica Lu, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Kathryn Morris, and Dennis Haysbert—will explore what happens when virtual-reality clients refuse to wake up.
Today (April 3), Doomsday wraps up, after starting on March 11.
The thriller-drama assembles a cast, including Claire Holt, Rachelle Lefevre, Taye Diggs, Dan Byrd, and Jack Davenport, who portray a think tank who have to stop a catastrophe from happening—the twist is that it’s one that they conceived of.
On Tuesday (April 4), The Trustee, which began on March 13, finishes up.
This cop-buddy dramedy stars Meaghan Rath (Being Human) as a detective who forms an unexpected partnership with an ex-con, played by Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black).
On Wednesday (April 5), Wisdom of the Crowd calls it a wrap, after having started on March 19.
This drama, about a tech developer who creates a crowd-sourced crime-solving app to solve his daughter’s murder, stars Jeremy Piven, Monica Potter, Natalia Tena, Blake Lee, Jake Matthews, and Richard T. Jones.
On Thursday (April 6), The Good Doctor finishes up, having started on March 21.
Freddie Highmore (who is also on the Vancouver-shot Bates Motel) stars in this medical drama as a surgeon with Savant syndrome. The cast includes Antonia Thomas, Richard Schiff, Hill Harper, Nicholas Gonzalez, Irene Keng, and Chuku Modu.
But wait—there’s another TV pilot coming this way in the near future.
Singularity will shoot in town from May 8 to 17.
It’s to be directed by none other than Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), who will be making his directorial debut with this project.
Details are slim about this tech comedy but Anthony Michael Hall (The Dark Knight) will star.
(Fun fact: Hall and Downey Jr. costarred in the 1985 nerd comedy Weird Science.)
Evan Goldberg and Vancouver’s Seth Rogen (Neighbors) are teaming up again to write and produce the show.
As we previously mentioned, Rogen is also co-producing the action-comedy film Game Over, Man! in town.
The film, starring Adam DeVine, Anders Holm, and Blake Anderson, has been rescheduled to start on April 12 and continues until June 5.
Elsewhere in the city, two TV series are ending their shoots in the city.
Season 1 of Reboot: The Guardian Code began shooting on February 23 but ends production today (April 3).
The series is a reboot of Reboot, the groundbreaking computer-animated TV series about computers.
This version is a combination of live action and CGI animation that will take the concept of the original series (which began back in 1994) into the tech-era of today.
Later on this week, the devilish police dramedy Lucifer, starring Tom Ellis as the Lord of Hell who joins the L.A. Police Department, wraps up shooting Season 2 on Thursday (April 6), after having started on June 20.
This one is a farewell to the series from Vancouver, as it’s relocating to L.A. (where the story is set) for its next season.
Ah well, all dastardly good things must come to an end.
Nonetheless, there are more film and TV projects on the way so stay tuned for more announcements and check in with us next week for more of what’s going on here on the streets of Hollywood North.