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Updated: Stephen Amell read his Arrow lines to help Paul Blackthorne’s performance as Quentin Lance asking for tbe Arrow’s help to catch a serial killer, the Dollmaker. It looked spectacular from afar. Arrow spent Wednesday inside the gallery doing pretrial courtroom scenes with Moira Queen (Susannah Thompson) and outside shooting scenes of Oliver Queen (Amell) walking up the north plaza steps and Lance in uniform (Blackthorne) grabbing a hotdog on the north plaza and taking it to his Starling City squad car, where he learns the Dollmaker has killed again. Related: Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne) Grabs a Hotdog at the Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza
Quentin Lance may have been demoted in season two of the Arrow but he’s looking mighty fit in uniform. Maybe because Paul Blackthorne, the actor who plays Lance, has been climbing the Grouse Grind for recreation. Yesterday Arrow filmed a scene of Lance grabbing a hotdog on the north plaza of the Vancouver Art Gallery and taking it back to his Starling City squad car parked on set. Rehearsal The Scene
The CW summer TCA panel. July 30, 2013. Showrunners Greg Berlanti (Arrow) and Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries) told the TCA they have been talking about reimagining The Tomorrow People since they watched reruns of the 1970s British cult show in college in the 1980s. Greg Berlanti helped star Robbie Amell (cousin of Arrow’s Stephen Amell) get his green card. The Tomorrow People is one of the new shows greenlit by The CW pitched at a sci-fi audience. Big Bad Mark Pellegrino plays his character, the head of the Ultra group hunting down these young adults with special powers, as a “hero”. The Tomorrow People debuts on Wednesday, October 9th, after Arrow on The CW.
Sunday, August 4th – The Killing’s 2-hour season three finale From Up Here/The Road to Hamelin airs on AMC. Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman) meets with girlfriend ADA Caroline (Jewel Staite) at her work filmed on the level 5 walkway of the Vancouver Public Libary atrium. Adrian (Rowan Longworth) goes missing, filmed near Kerrisdale school. Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) and Holder go talk to Lieutenant Skinner (Elias Koteas) about the case, filmed in east Vancouver. Update: And Skinner turns out to be monster, the Pied Piper serial killer. Sunday, August 4th – Vancouver-cop-from-the-future series Continuum season two finale Second Time airs on Showcase. Kiera (Rachel Nichols) races to stop Alec (Erik Knudsen) from making a decision which could end her chance of getting home to 2077. [...]
Photo by @RavenKuni. A fan found herself in the right place at the right time yesterday when Supernatural crew emerged from inside the University of British Columbia’s Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Arena at lunchtime to set up for a hospital grounds exterior on the path between the arena and the Life Sciences Centre. Is Sam still ill from last season’s trials in the season 9 premiere? [Update: Or is he coming out of hospital cured because of something Dean has done?] The scene: Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) Winchester, dressed in their hunter coats, jeans and boots, walk and talk south along the path from the Life Sciences Centre to a path intersection (photographed below) where they have [...]
Supernatural looked a lot like a Godzilla shoot yesterday — with soldier backgrounders, army jeeps and the same bus we saw in downtown New Westminster dressed as San Francisco but without the mega- Godzilla damage to it. Supernatural spent the morning filming scenes at the Justice Institute of British Columbia in New Westminster turned into the Special Forces Naval Base in Coronado, California. And then moved next door to the Canada Games Pool parking lot for the crime scene with fake FBI agents Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Sam (Jared Padalecki) Winchester investigating what happened aboard that San Diego County bus and looking fine doing it. Jensen Ackles gave fans a wave after their first scene aboard the bus as he and [...]
Oliver and Diggle on Granville Street in downtown Vancouver. Since I’d never seen Diggle (David Ramsey) on set before he’s the one I photographed before and after their walk-and-talk. It was too difficult for me to capture Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Diggle together except as shadow puppets (see below). Arrow crew closed the 800 block of Granville around 8 p.m. last night to set up for this scene, which didn’t start rolling until around 11 p.m. as the crowd gathered. Cast and crew spent the day shooting inside the historic theatre so this exterior must have been the last shoot of the day.
The Hood is back for Arrow season two. Stephen Amell showed us why he’s the star of Arrow, even with his shirt on last Friday night. Not every actor is capable of the kind of integrated stuntwork that Arrow does routinely. Amell is almost always part of a stunt so that it looks seamless on screen. And sometimes he does all of it, especially if the scene calls for running fast. Here are Amell and stunt double Simon Burnett talking through the night’s stunts with the Arrow Stunt Department on set below the Downtown Eastside’s Hasting Overpass.
Team Arrow thwarted part of Malcolm Merlyn (The Dark Archer)’s plan to level The Glades with an earthquake device in the season one finale last May. But not all of it. A good section was flattened causing the death of hundreds. The Glades is Starling City’s Downtown Eastside-equivalent: impoverished and riddled with hookers, pimps and drug dealers but also a community of people who aspire to something better. So it’s fitting that Raymur Street plays the post-Earthquake The Glades in the Arrow season 2 premiere.
The Arrow Stunt Department spent most of last Friday rehearsing in the sunshine for an integrated stunt to be filmed later that night of star Stephen Amell and Hood stunt double Simon Burnett shooting a rope ascender arrow up in the air and then rising on the zipline several stories off the ground. I didn’t hear about the shoot until quite late because I expected Arrow to be filming on private Port Metro Vancouver land, not in the Downtown Eastside with a grandstand public view from the Hastings Overpass. It turned out to be a relatively private location though, because people don’t loiter in that part of east Hastings at night unless they’re hookers, pimps, dealers or locals. I was [...]