Life Sentence Season 1 with Lucy Hale Starts Filming in Vancouver

After filming its pilot episode in Atlanta earlier this year, CW’s Life Sentence with Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale starts filming in Vancouver and area this week.

Life Sentence Season 1 Starts Filming in Vancouver
Image via Instagram / @cw_lifesentence

Life Sentence – Season 1 (TV Series)

Life Sentence season 1 was greenlit by The CW for 13 x 60 minute episodes this spring. The series was created by Fuller House producers Erin Cardillo and Richard Keith. The story is centred around a girl named Stella, who has spent the last 8 years living life to its fullest after being diagnosed with cancer. She eventually finds out that she’s beat the cancer, but that turns out to be both a blessing and a curse.

She may not be on the verge of death anymore, but now she has to face her friends, family and all of the spur of the moment decisions she’s made over the last few years head on. The official logline sums the show up as a “multi-generational, coming-of-age story” that depicts how “we all end up living somewhere between our dreams and reality”.

Lucy is no stranger to filming in British Columbia, or having her TV shows relocate after filming their pilot episode. Pretty Little Liars filmed its pilot in Vancouver and area before relocating to Los Angeles for the rest of the series. She also filmed a Lifetime movie called Sorority Wars in Victoria in 2009. Lucy’s PLL pal Janel Parrish, who played Mona on the show, has also been in Vancouver for filming over the past month. Her latest project, a young adult movie called To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, just wrapped up production in the area last week.

Life Sentence Season 1 Cast

Here’s a roundup of the cast that has been added to Life Sentence season 1 so far:

Actor Role You may know them from
Lucy Hale Stella Abbott Pretty Little Liars, Scream 4
Elliot Knight Wes, Stella’s husband American Gothic, Once Upon a Time,
Dylan Walsh Peter, Stella’s dad Nip/Tuck, Unforgettable
Gillian Vigman Ida, Stella’s mom The Hangover 1-3, New Girl
Claudia Rocafort Poppy, Stella’s godmother Burn Notice, Step Up Revolution
Jayson Blair Aiden, Stella’s brother Whiplash, Young & Hungry
Brooke Lyons Elizabeth, Stella’s sister The Affair, iZombie, 2 Broke Girls
Carlos PenaVega Diego, Elizabeth’s husband Big Time Rush, The Loud House

Life Sentence Season 1 Trailer

Here’s the first look trailer for Life Sentence season 1 that the CW shared this spring. After watching, it’s easy to see how Vancouver will be able to pick up where Atlanta left off; a lot of the shots look like they could have easily been filmed in Gastown.

Thank you as always to @lemon_buzz who broke the news that the series would be moving from Atlanta to Vancouver to film. Life Sentence season 1 will continue filming in Vancouver and British Columbia until January 12th, 2018 and will premiere the same month on The CW in the US and on Bravo in Canada.

Also Starting This Week

The Buddy Games (Home Video)
Cast: Josh Duhamel, Stephen Farrelly (Sheamus)
Filming until August 28th
For more detail about The Buddy Games, check out our full article here.

Coming Home For Christmas (TV Movie)
Cast: Danica McKellar and Neal Bledsoe
Filming until August 28th

Welcome Home Warrior (TV Movie)
Cast: Julie Benz
Filming until August 26th

iZombie – Season 4 (TV Series)
Cast: Rose McIver, Robert Knepper, Robert Buckley, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli, Jason Dohring, David Anders and Aly Michalka
Filming until January 18th, 2018

Ice – Season 2 (TV Series)
Cast: Jeremy Sisto, Cam Gigandet, Raymond J. Barry and Ray Winstone
Filming until September 26th

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

  • Summer of ’84 (Feature) with Rich Sommer, Tiera Skovbye, J. Alex Brinson, William MacDonald, Harrison Houde, Caleb Emery, Cory Grüter-Andrew, Graham Verchere and Susie Castillo wraps up August 10th
  • Fatal Visit (Feature) wraps up August 11
  • Miss Christmas (TV Movie) with Brooke D’Orsay, Marc Blucas and Erin Boyes wraps up August 11th
  • Falling For Vermont (TV Movie) with Julie Gonzalo, Benjamin Ayres and Larissa Albuquerque wraps up August 12th
  • Harvest Love (aka Peared With a Kiss, Loving Luna) (TV Movie) with Jen Lilley, Ryan Paevey, Lini Evans, Aaron Craven, Barry Levy and Lucia Frangione wraps up August 12

If you see any of these productions, including Life Sentence season 1 filming in Vancouver and British Columbia, be sure to let us know by tweeting us (@WhatsFilming) or via our Submit a Location page.