2018 TV Pilot Season in Vancouver Roundup

The New Year is here and so too is the 2018 TV Pilot Season in Vancouver. Like previous years, this article is your one-stop shop for all the 2018 TV Pilots filming in Vancouver.

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2018 TV Pilot Season in Vancouver Roundup

This page will be continuously updated with the cast and description of each 2018 TV pilot filming in Vancouver, as well as its pickup status. Check back often for updates!

Before we get into it, first a quick recap of last year:
– Total pilots filmed in Vancouver: 10
– Total pilots picked up to series (so far): 5 (The Crossing, Reverie, Wisdom of the Crowd, The Good Doctor, Snowpiercer)

Total 2018 TV Pilot projects filming/filmed/scheduled to film in Vancouver: 7

Jump to: The Mission (aka Safe Harbor) / A Million Little Things / The InBetween (aka In Between Lives) / Charmed / Dead Inside / The End of the World As We Know It / Search and Destroy

The Mission (aka Safe Harbor) – ABC

Status:
Production wrapped; filmed in Vancouver from March 11th to 27th. Thank you @lemon_buzz for the original info!

Who’s in it?
Lynn Collins (Manhunt: Unibomber), Aasif Mandvi (Shut Eye), Kris D. Lofton (Ballers), Josh Randall (Ten Days in the Valley), Vanessa Vasquez (East Los High), Wood Harris (The Wire)

What’s it about?
The Mission) is a police drama written by Jason Richman (Detroit 1-8-7), which is set in California and explores the complicated, stressful, yet sometimes humourous or rewarding lives of those on the force.

A Million Little Things – ABC

Status:
Picked-up to series; filmed in Vancouver from March 12th to 29th. Thank you @lemon_buzz for the original info!

Who’s in it?
David Guintoli (Grimm), James Roday (PsychWeeds), Christina Ochoa (Valor), Anne Son (My Generation, Christina Moses (The Originals), Alison Miller (Incorporated), Stephanie Szostak (Satisfaction)

What’s it about?
A death causes a group of friends to revisit the priorities in their lives, breaking them free of the mold they’ve been stuck in and forcing them to see what living life is all about.

The InBetween (aka In Between Lives) – NBC

Status:
Picked up to series; filmed in Vancouver from March 14th to 29th. Thank you @lemon_buzz for the original info!

Who’s in it?
Harriet Dyer (Love Child), Cindy Luna (The Last Ship), Paul Blackthorne (Arrow) and formerly Yusuf Gatewood (The Originals)

What’s it about?
A young woman with the gift of clairvoyance, or a heightened sense of intuition, lends her unique skills to the LAPD in order to help solve some of the most difficult cases the city has ever seen. Her gift is both a blessing and a curse, as it also enables her to see and talk to dead people who are looking for answers.

Charmed – The CW

Status:
Picked up to series; filmed in Vancouver from March 19th to April 6th. Thank you @lemon_buzz for the original info!

Who’s in it?
Sarah Jeffery (Shades of Blue), Ser’Darius Blain (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle), Melonie Diaz (The Breaks), Rupert Evans (The Man in the High Castle), Madeleine Mantock (Into the Badlands), Charlie Gillespie (One Day She’ll Darken), Ellen Tamaki

What’s it about?
A reboot of the TV series of the same name which ran from 1998 to 2006. According to The CW, the reboot will be a “fierce, funny, feminist” take on the original series which is centred around three sisters in a college town who discover they are witches.

Dead Inside – The CW

Status:
Production wrapped; filmed in Vancouver from March 12th to 29th.

Who’s in it?
Freddie Stroma (UnREALtv), Lyndon Smith (Parenthood), Erica Cerra (Eureka), Myles Bullock
NOTE: Joey King (Fargo) was replaced by Lyndon Smith

What’s it about?
Being dubbed a supernatural cop drama, Dead Inside is centred around a lackluster cop who’s never quite lived up to her older brother’s elite detective status. After surviving an explosion which ultimately killed her brother, she begins to see his ghost. Unlike their entire relationship up to that point, the pair team up to help out crime victims; some dead, some alive.

The End of the World As We Know It – The CW

Status:
Production wrapped; filmed in Vancouver from March 16th to April 5th.

Who’s in it?
Gage Golightly (Red Oaks), Quinta Brunson (BuzzFeed), Josh Helman (Wayward Pines), Liam Garrigan (Transformers: The Last Knight)

What’s it about?
The End of the World As We Know It is based on the book of the same name written by Iva-Marie Palmer. The series will centre around the fallout from a spaceship crash near Los Angeles. It’s not just any spaceship though, it happened to be carrying the deadliest aliens in the entire universe. Two women working at a pizza shop end up being recruited to help find the escapees, who are now disguised as regular humans, and bring them to justice.

Search and Destroy – Hulu

Status:
Production wrapped; filmed in Vancouver from May 7th to 16th.

Who’s in it?
Taylor Dearden (Sweet/Vicious), Aubrey Peeples (Nashville), Leah Harvey (On the Road)

What’s it about?
Search and Destroy was written by Carrie Brownstein, co-creator of Portlandia. The story is set during the growing grunge and punk scene in Pacific Northwest during the 1990s and centres around a young woman, a band and the community discovering who they are. Brownstein drew inspiration from her own book Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl and her personal experience as a musician in the 90s navigating the feminist punk-rock movement.

Other Pilot Updates

  • Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists (Freeform) was rumoured to film in Vancouver but is filming in Portland, OR
  • Widow (YouTube Red) was originally in talks to film in Vancouver but is now set to film in Los Angeles
  • Watchmen (HBO) was originally in talks to film in Vancouver but is now set to film in Atlanta

RELATED: 2017 TV Pilot Season in Vancouver Roundup

If you spot a 2018 TV pilot filming in Vancouver or you’ve heard more details about one of them, be sure to let us know!