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What's filming in Burnaby this month?

Burnaby is a film hot spot — what's in production now? 🎬
Alaska Daily Hilary Swank
Hilary Swank stars in Alaska Daily, a new TV show about a reporter beginning a new life in Alaska. The show is filmed in Burnaby, B.C.

Burnaby is a film hot spot, with various production studios and natural landscapes. Burnaby has been the set for well-known films including Juno, She’s the Man, The A-Team and Happy Gilmore. 

Simon Fraser University’s Burnaby Mountain brutalist architecture also makes for the perfect sci-fi set: hosting productions like Battlestar Galactica, Stargate SG-1 and the X-Files.

Many films are produced in local studios — Burnaby has about 60 per cent of the studio spaces around the Lower Mainland, according to the city.

Most recently, park-goers at Deer Lake noticed a massive dilapidated mansion set for the Spiderwick Chronicles.

Learn more about filming in Burnaby on the city’s website.

What's filming in town now? Have you seen any of these actors out and about?

The Dating Game

In Anna Kendrick's directorial debut, Kendrick stars as Cheryl Bradshaw, a woman who goes on a reality show in the 1970s — and unwittingly picks a serial killer for a date. This thriller is based on a true story.

Starring: Anna Kendrick, 
Location: 8825 Northbrook Crt.
Wrap date: Dec. 1

Goosebumps – Season 1 (Working title: Port Lawrence 93)

It's spooky season! Relive your favourite childhood book series and follow five teens fall into supernatural adventures as they work to save their town.

Starring: Rachael Harris, Justin Long, Isa Briones, Ana Yi Puig, Zack Morris
Location: 2400 Boundary Rd.
Wrap date: March 31, 2023

Alaska Daily – Season 1

Hilary Swank will star in this ABC Network TV show about a high-profile New York reporter who leaves her job in disgrace for a daily newspaper in Anchorage, Alaska.

Starring: Hilary Swank, Jeff Perry, Matt Malloy, Grace Dove
Location: 200 - 8035 Glenwood Dr.
Wrap date: Jan. 13, 2023

Percy Jackson and the Olympians – Season 1 (Working title: Mink Golden)

This Disney+ production, associated with the Percy Jackson books for youth by author Rick Riordan, will reimagine ancient mythology for audiences of all ages.

Starring: Walker Scobell, Leah Sava Jeffries, Aryan Simhadri, Megan Mullally, Jason Mantzoukas, Glynn Turman
Location: 2820 Underhill Ave.
Wrap date: Jan. 25, 2023

Straight Man – Season 1

In a midlife crisis, a cranky anarchist spirals out of control. The series is based on Richard Russo's novel Straight Man.

Starring: Bob Odenkirk, Mireille Enos, Olivia Scott Welch
Location: 7588 Winston St.
Wrap date: Dec. 20

Valiant One

An American helicopter crashes in North Korea, and surviving soldiers must team up to survive, inspired by a true story.

Starring: Lana Condor, Chase Stokes, Callan Mulvey, Desmin Borges, Jerina Son
Location: 2400 Boundary Rd.
Wrap date: Nov. 1

Yellowjackets – Season 2

This horror show is a spine-thrilling mystery: what happens when a high school girl’s soccer team survives a plane crash, and the girls are left to fend for themselves in the Canadian wilderness?

Starring: Melanie Lynskey, Tawny Cypress, Ella Purnell, Sophie Nélisse, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Christina Ricci
Location: 2400 Boundary Rd.
Wrap date: Feb. 17, 2023

The Good Doctor – Season 6

Follow along with the adventures of Dr. Shaun Murphy in this medical drama starring Freddie Highmore.

Starring: Freddie Highmore, Hill Harper, Richard Schiff, Christina Chang
Location: 2400 Boundary Rd.
Wrap date: April 17, 2023

Virgin River – Season 5

Virgin River showcases the drama of relationships, love and small-town living, as nurse-practitioner Mel Monroe learns the ins-and-outs of life in a remote town in Northern California.

Starring: Alexandra Breckenridge, Martin Henderson, Tim Matheson
Location: 8820 Northbrook Crt.
Wrap date: Nov. 10

When Calls the Heart – Season 10

It’s a bit of Western Canadian history: When Calls the Heart takes place in a small coal-mining town (the small-town set location is in Langley). This Hallmark Channel show is filled with romance and adventure.

Starring: Erin Krakow, Martin Cummins, Pascale Hutton, Amanda Wong
Location: 2939 Bainbridge Ave.
Wrap date: Nov. 16

School Spirits – Season 1

A teen is stuck in the afterlife, haunting her high school, and decides to figure out her own disappearance with others in the same state as she is.

Starring: Peyton List
Location: 2939 Bainbridge Ave.
Wrap date: Nov. 3

A Million Little Things – Season 5

After one of their own dies by suicide, a group of friends decide to make the most of their own lives.

Starring: David Giuntoli, Romany Malco, Allison Miller, Christina Moses, Grace Park
Location: 101 - 4200 North Fraser Way
Wrap date: March 3, 2023

TV movies filming

  • Binged to Death (dir. Craig Moss)
  • Midnight Whispers (dir. Jacquie Gould)
  • Twilight's Child (dir. Jacquie Gould)

Wrapped since August

  • Buddy Games 2
  • Christmas at the Golden Dragon
  • The Power – Season 1
  • The Watchful Eye – Season 1
  • Family Law – Season 3
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