Colony Season 3 Starts Filming in Vancouver Area

After filming its first 2 seasons in the Los Angeles area, Colony season 3 starts filming in Vancouver and area today.

Colony Season 3 Concept Art
Colony Season 3 Concept Art: Image via Twitter / @ColonyUSA

Colony Season 3 (TV Series)

Colony season 3 sees the return of Josh Holloway (Lost) and Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead) as Will and Katie Bowman respectively. Callies is no stranger to filming in Vancouver after reprising her role as Sara Tancredi in the latest season of Prison Break which filmed in the city during 2016. She was also in town during 2015 for a role in The Show (aka This is Your Death).

The USA Network sci-fi series is centred around Will, a former FBI Agent, and his wife Katie as they fight to keep their family together and survive in a world that has been taken over by aliens. In a similar vein to Wayward Pines, the community is divided by those who have chosen to go along with the occupation and those who are rebelling. The Bowman’s endgame has been to rescue their son, Bram, who they became separated from during the initial invasion. The parents are forced to make tough decisions along the way in order to guarantee their son will remain safe from the occupied forces.

There hasn’t been a great deal of reveals about what to expect for Colony season 3, but executive producers Ryan Condal and Wes Tooke mentioned a few things of note in an interview with during Comic-Con. Will and Katie may have left Los Angeles, but the occupation is global, spanning far beyond the city. This opens the doors to the series to go in a variety of different directions following its relocation to Vancouver. There will also be heightened alien activity including an upcoming battle.

Here’s a sizzle reel shared by the USA Network to get fans hyped for Colony season 3

Colony Season 3 Filming Locations

Thanks to @michelle_jung, we know that Colony has been prepping at the former Safeway Warehouse near 11th Avenue and 16th Street in Burnaby. The property is a popular studio-alternative for many productions filming in the area, including Prison Break during its time in the province back in 2016. The show is also prepping a set in a wooded mountainous area outside of the city. Hopefully there will be more details on that set soon.

As more locations are spotted, they’ll be added to our Current Filming Locations Page as well as our Filming Locations Archive, so check back often for updates!

Sarah Wayne Callies shared a sneak peek from day 1 of Colony season 3 with co-star Peter Jacobson, who plays Alan Snyder on the show:

season three, day one. #peekaboo #colony

A post shared by Sarah Wayne Callies (@sarahwaynecallies) on

Colony creator Ryan Condal also shared a behind the scenes look at the first day of season 3:

Thank you to @BiggTastee who gave us the original tip that Colony would be relocating to Vancouver for season 3!

Colony season 3 will continue filming in Vancouver and area until February 16th and is will premiere sometime in 2018.

Also Starting This Week

You Me Her – Season 3 (TV Series)
Cast: Greg Poehler, Rachel Blanchard
Filming until October 20th

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

  • Hailey Dean Mysteries 3 (TV Movie) with Kellie Martin and Josh Sabarra wraps up September 7th
  • Mistletoe Inn (TV Movie) Alicia Witt, Lucie Guest, David Alpay and Natalie von Rotsburg wrapped up last night
  • A Gift to Remember (TV Movie) with Ali Liebert, Peter Porte, Mark Milburn, Vincent Dangerfield and Ricky He wraps up September 9th

If you see any of these productions, including Colony season 3 filming in Vancouver and British Columbia, be sure to let us know by tweeting us (@WhatsFilming) or via our Submit a Location page.