14 Movies and TV Shows Shooting in Vancouver in August

Summer time and life is easy!

There’s something about Hollywood visiting your hometown – bright lights, rotating cameras, stars on location, and of course getting a glimpse of the cast and crew hard at work here in beautiful BC.

From brand new series like Fireland to your favorites like Virgin River and the good doctor return for another season – don’t miss out on all the action happening in town this month. Here’s everything you need to know about what’s being filmed in Vancouver in August.

Friends games 2

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Friends games 2 started filming in Vancouver last July, and production will wrap up the first week of August. The new movie is the sequel to Friends gameswhich Josh Duhamel directed in 2019 and in which he starred. The comedy film follows a group of close friends who come together year after year to compete in various challenges known as “the buddy games” – and Friends games 2 will be more of the same hilarious stunts.

Previously, the first film also starred Dax Sheppard, Olivia Munn and Kevin Dillon – so I hope they all return for the sequel too!

Virgin River – Season 5

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Virgin River is on location in Vancouver this summer to film for the fifth season of the popular binge-worthy Netflix show. The romantic/drama series follows a woman who moves to a small town in Northern California after taking a job as a nurse. Of course, she not only falls in love with the city, but also with a man who runs the local bar.

The series stars Alexandra Breckenridge and Martin Henderson as Melinda and Jack, and fans say their complicated relationship sometimes makes Virgin River a must to watch!

Upload – Season 3

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upload is back on location in Vancouver in August to film for its third season. Codenamed “Luddwig”, the series is expected to be in production in the city until November.

Starring Robbie Amell, the series is about a man who dies and is somehow able to choose his own afterlife in a virtual world known as the digital heaven. The show is streaming on Amazon Prime Video and was quickly renewed for another season in May. Other cast members include Zainab Johnson, Allegra Edwards and Andy Allo.

Alaska Daily – Season 1

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Alaska Daily will open a store in the Metro Vancouver area in August to begin production for the first season. The new series brings Hillary Swank to town – she will star as a journalist who moves to a remote Alaskan town in search of a fresh start. Shooting will take place from August to January 2023.

Land of Fire – Season 1

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Fireland is in Vancouver in August to film for its first season. The CBS series follows a young convict who gets a second chance when, in exchange for a shorter prison time, he participates in a prison release program where he works with firefighters in his hometown to control wildfires.

Fireland will star Max Thieriot, alongside Billy Burke and Kevin Alejandro, and is expected to film in Vancouver sometime in December.

So Help Me Todd – Season 1

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CBS’s So help me Todd starts filming in the city this month. In the new drama-comedy series, Skylar Astin plays the role of a private detective who starts working for his mother at her law firm, played by Marcia Gay Harden. Production for the first season will continue through December.

Kung Fu – Season 3

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The CWs kung fu is on location in town this month for the filming of the third season, with production continuing through December. In the series, Olivia Liang plays Nicky Shen, a young woman who becomes a vigilante for her community by using martial arts to fight crime and protect others. Set in the present, kung fu is an adaptation of the original 1970s kung fu series.

Nancy Drew – Season 4

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Nancy drew is currently filming for the fourth season of the hit CW show. Based on the original Nancy drew books, the series follows a young Nancy Drew, who becomes involved in a mystery when she and a group of her friends unexpectedly witness a murder. Shooting takes place in the Metro Vancouver area from July to December.

Snowpiercer – Season 4

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snow piercer will wrap up its fourth season in August. The drama series has been on location since March and is based on the French graphic novel The Transpercent. It tells the story of the last survivors left on Earth, who board a train called “The Snowpiercer” that travels around the world that is now frozen. snow piercer stars Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs.

The Good Doctor – Season 6

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the good doctor is back on location in Vancouver for another season! With Freddie Highmore as the main character, Shaun Murphy, the show revolves around a surgeon with autism who thinks outside the box and is recruited to work in a prestigious hospital. the good doctor will be on location for a while as shooting will continue until April next year.

Family Law – Season 3

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family law will finish shooting in Vancouver for the third season of the Global Original series in August. Set in downtown Vancouver, the drama series follows a somewhat dysfunctional family who work together at their father’s law firm and have an all-Canadian cast as Victor Garber, Genelle WilliamsZach Smadu and Jewel Stait.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians – Season 1

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Judging by the working title ‘Mink Golden’, Disney+’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians is now filming in Vancouver. Starring The Adam Project’s Walker Scobell as the lead character Percy Jackson, the new series is based on the fantasy books of author Rick Riordan. Production is expected to continue into January 2023.

Cruel Summer – Season 2

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cruel summer is filming in the Metro Vancouver area for its second season. Set in 1990s Texas, the series tells the story of two young girls: the popular girl Kate, who goes mysteriously missing, and the social outcast Jeanette, who suddenly takes her place at school. Previously, the series was filmed in Dallas, Texas, but production moved to Richmond for season two. cruel summer will be filming in town until sometime in August.

When Calls the Heart – Season 10

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Quality mark When does the heart call is back on location in Vancouver in August for the tenth season of the long-running series. The series follows Elizabeth Thatcher, a schoolteacher who moves to a small coal mining town and must learn to adapt to an entirely different lifestyle. The shooting will last until sometime in November.

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