Brit actor John Simm (Doctor Who’s The Master, Life on Mars, State of Play) tweeted a photo from North Vancouver’s Deep Cove today where the eight-part BBC America series The Intruders is filming on Gallant Avenue. The scene: cop-turned-writer Jack Whelan (John Simm) stops outside a display of his book Afterlife: Essays and Crime Scene Photos in the front window of the ennead book store in Birch Crossing, Washington. The Intruders is about a secret society whose members aim to live forever by hijacking other people’s bodies, based on the Michael Marshall novel of the same name. Whelan (John Simm) leaves Los Angeles for the Pacific Northwest in a bid to escape a dark past, but his sins comes back to haunt him when his wife Amy (Mira Sorvino [...]
Sunday, March 9th – Once Upon a Time 3×12 New York City Serenade airs on ABC and CTV. Hook (Colin O’ Donoghue) goes to New York to help Emma (Jennifer Morrison) regain her memories so she can help her fairy-tale friends and family. Christopher Gorham guest stars as Walsh and something wicked. #WickedisComing in the form of the Wicked Witch (Rebecca Mader). Sunday, March 9th – Vancouver-cop-from-the-future Rachel Nichols talks Continuum season three at Toronto Comic-con. Premiere next Sunday, March 16th. Sunday, March 9th – Canadian Screen Awards gala. Orphan Black wins Best Drama series (Motive nominated). Tatania Maslaney wins Best Female Lead for Orphan Black. Hugh Dillon wins Best Male Lead for Flashpoint. Sunday, March 9th – CW pilot The Flash shuts down Expo Boulevard near Dunsmuir Viaduct [...]
SHOOT: CW Pilot THE FLASH’s Grant Gustin in Simulated Car Wreck & SPFX Explosion Near Dunsmuir Viaduct
Barry Allen (Gleek charming Grant Gustin) was such a smash hit on his two-episode arc on Arrow that The CW scrapped plans to film a back-door third-episode pilot on Arrow in favour of a full-sized stand-alone The Flash pilot directed by David Nutter. How full-sized? Huge. Here is Central City assistant police forensics investigator Allen ( Gustin) crawling out of an overturned burntout car this morning to confront someone. Allen becomes super fast, aka The Flash, after a freak explosion at STAR labs. The CW said it wants to start The Flash “with a bang” like Arrow did and so it did with a gigantic two-car SPFX explosion this afternoon. Or as one spectator put it, “Kaboom”. Looking back at the other car exploding. Stumbling and recovering on [...]
Who is Julian Randol (Richard Harmon) meeting with in Cathedral Square downtown? An avid fan can probably figure it out, but for now I won’t spoil it. Continuum has so many different factions headed into season three that it’s increasingly difficult to pick a side. Julian seems well on his way to becoming Theseus, the future leader of the rebellion against corporate power, but will Theseus really turn out to be the monster that Kiera Cameron (Rachel Nichols) believes he will? The great suede coat below is something I hoped Julian would wear but it belongs to Richard Harmon who had it on during rehearsal. Continuum season 3 premieres Sunday, March 16th on Showcase in Canada.
She’s the Damsel. He’s in Distress. Brent Butt’s new movie No Clue is a comedic homage to film noir with Butt as a bumbler who pretends to be a hard-boiled detective so that Amy Smart’s blonde bombshell will spend time with him. No Clue took about three years to get into production in Vancouver and filmed here in the fall of 2012. So it’s big. It’s local. And it will be funny. Brent Butt (Corner Gas/Hiccups) wrote the script, his production company Sparrow Media produced it and Vancouver’s own Carl Bessai (Sisters & Brothers/Fathers & Sons) directed it in some recognizable locations from Stanley Park to Finch’s Café downtown. Related: Brent Butt & Amy Smart film No Clue downtown.
Vancouver whydunnit Motive’s season 2 cast: Lauren Holly, Warren Christie, Kristin Lehman, Louis Ferreira, Brendan Penny and Valerie Tian. Cast @kristinlehman1, @TheLuigi_F, @LaurenHolly, @BrendanJPenny and @HWarrenChristie will live-tweet the season premiere tonight at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV.
BBC America series The Intruders turned a block west of Vancouver’s Waterfront station into Seattle yesterday, confusing tourists and locals with a big green Seattle City St. Patrick’s Day 10K Run banner on the pedestrian overpass to Granville Plaza. The banner, Seattle area cabs, a Seattle Police Department squad car and paid extras walking on both sides of the street turned out to be background for a scene of lead character Jack Whelan (Brit actor John Simm) sitting in an old beater car from mid-morning to mid-afternoon. The Master has enviable bladder control. The eight-part series is about a secret society whose members aim to live forever by hijacking other people’s bodies, based on the Michael Marshall novel The Intruders. Cop-turned-writer Jack Whelan (John Simm) leaves Los Angeles for the Pacific Northwest in a [...]
The Killing’s final season murder-mystery takes place in St. George’s boys military academy on the outskirts of Seattle, played today by the CHEM building at the University of British Columbia. Margaret O’Neal (Joan Allen) heads up the school and is expected to impede Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) and Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman)’s investigation into the killing (s) there. A worthy adversary? Of course. Today’s scene: Margaret O’Neal (Joan Allen) inspects the marching cadets. AJ Fielding (Levi Meaden), a charismatic over-achiever, is the one shouting. Crew drilled these background performers like real cadets, yelling “Hands out of pockets” before a rehearsal. It will take a bit of time for me to go through the photos and see whether the other regular cadet characters Cameron Stanton [...]
SHOOT: ABC Pilot SEA OF FIRE Starts Filming With Jack Davenport in a New Westminster House – Updated
Teen Porno. Murder. Secrets of a Small Town. For a TV pilot described as a cross between Twin Peaks and The Killing, this house near Queens Park in New Westminster looks much too charming with its white picket fence, big American flag, hanging flower baskets and inviting porch to be a Sea of Fire location. But maybe that’s the point. Could this be the home of one of the three teen girls whose appearance in a pornographic film leads to a disappearance and a murder, events which expose the seedy underbelly of a small American town. UPDATE: Turns out this is the home of local sheriff Marty Kesowich (Jack Davenport), his wife Laura Lee (Lilli Birdsell) and their seemingly perfect daughter Merel (Isabelle [...]