This week, Beyond season 2 with Burkely Duffield and Hallmark’s The Wedding March 2 starts filming in Vancouver and British Columbia.
Beyond – Season 2 (TV Series)
Beyond stars Burkely Duffield as Holden Matthews. After spending the last 12 years in a coma, Holden has to navigate his way through a changed world, including some newfound supernatural abilities. The show’s first season was a unique success. After having its traditional cable premiere on Freeform January 2nd, the network opted to make all 10 episodes of the first season immediately available to stream online.
As it turns out, that was a great move in terms of building their audience base; in the first week alone, the series was streamed 7 million times according to a report from Variety. It was no surprise when Beyond season 2 was announced as part of Freeform’s event at the winter TCA a week after its premiere. Interestingly, the cast had no idea that the show had been renewed until it was announced live on stage.
With the way the last episode left off, many will be excited to continue binge watching the show when it finally returns. Looking ahead to Beyond season 2, with Holden now having a better understanding of his own abilities, he’ll be looking to take control of his powers even more. The story will also put a heightened focus on Holden’s connections with Willa (Dilan Gwyn) and Charlie (Eden Brolin). As a result, Eden has been upped to series regular.
In addition to Duffield, Gwyn and Brolin, the series stars Michael McGrady (Southland), Romy Rosemont (The Avengers), Jeff Pierre (War Dogs) and Jonathan Whitesell (The 100). All of whom will be returning for Beyond season 2.
Production of Beyond season 2 got underway on April 24th and was spotted filming at Riverview Hospital; a former mental institution in Coquitlam. Burkley Duffield shared a behind the scenes photo from set on his Instagram:
If you’re interested in checking out some of the locations that were used during the filming of its first season, check out our Beyond Filming Locations Archive.
Beyond season 2 will continue filming in Vancouver and British Columbia until August 16th.
The Wedding March 2 (aka June Wedding) (TV Movie)
Hallmark’s June Weddings original movie series continues to grow in popularity as it enters its 3rd year. The series features a new wedding-themed movie every Saturday night during the month of June. This year, the series features 3 movies filmed in Vancouver and area including The Wedding March 2.
The original premiered last year and featured former Melrose Place stars Jack Wagner and Josie Bissett as Mick and Olivia respectively. The pair were once college sweethearts who eventually reconnect when Mick finds himself booked to sing at Olivia’s wedding. During its premiere, it drew a total of 2.3 million viewers and during Hallmark’s January TCA event, the network announced The Wedding March 2.
Both Jack and Josie will be returning to reprise their roles in the sequel. According to Hallmark, Olivia and Mick are reunited again and together they run a wedding resort. Although they’re submerged in their work, they discover they may still have feelings for each other after all these years.
The Wedding March 2 will continue filming in British Columbia until May 12th and premieres Saturday, June 17th at 9pm on Hallmark Channel in the US.
The other two British Columbia based June Weddings movies are Bridal Boot Camp with When Calls the Heart stars Pascale Hutton and Kavan Smith, which just recently wrapped up, and My Favorite Wedding with Maggie Lawson (Psych) which starts filming next week.
Also Starting This Week
Betting on the Bride (TV Movie)
Cast: Karissa Lee Staples (Necessary Roughness), Peter Mooney (Rookie Blue)
Filming until May 10th
For a full list of what’s filming in Vancouver and British Columbia right now, check out our In Production page.
Wrapping Up This Week
- Supergirl – Season 2 (TV Series) with Melissa Benoist, Tyler Hoechlin, Lynda Carter, Ian Gomez, Floriana Lima, Chyler Leigh, Christopher Wood, Calista Flockhart, Katie Mcgrath, Teri Hatcher and Kevin Sorbo wrapped up April 26th
- Supernatural – Season 12 (TV Series) with Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins wraps up April 27th
If you see any of these productions, including the Beyond season 2 or The Wedding March 2 filming in Vancouver and British Columbia, be sure to let us know by tweeting us (@WhatsFilming) or via our Submit a Location page.