Unspeakable Miniseries & Hallmark’s Truly Madly Sweetly Start Filming This Week

CBC/SundanceTV miniseries Unspeakable starring Sarah Wayne Callies starts filming in Vancouver and area this week alongside Hallmark's Truly, Madly, Deeply from Dylan Neal.

Sarah Wayne Callies stars in CBC's Unspeakable
Image via Instagram / @sarahwaynecallies

Unspeakable (TV Miniseries)

Prison Break star Sarah Wayne Callies can’t get enough of filming in Vancouver. She just wrapped up season 3 of Colony in February, but her latest project, an 8-part miniseries called Unspeakable starts filming this week. The series is being created for CBC in Canada and SundanceTV in the US. Sarah will not only star in the series, she’s also set to direct at least one of the episodes according to CBC.

Unspeakable is centred around the tainted blood crisis here in Canada, which caused a tremendous amount of people to be infected with HIV and Hepatitis C dring the 1980s. Among those who were affected by the outbreak was Toronto-born filmmaker Robert C. Cooper, who is the creator and showrunner for the Unspeakable miniseries. Robert is known for producing Stargate: Atlantis, Stargate SG-1, SGU Stargate Universe, but most recently he was the showrunner for the Vancouver-filmed series Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.

In addition to his own personal experience going through this disaster, Robert leveraged material from the books Bad Blood by Vic Parsons and Andre Picard’s The Gift while penning the script for Unspeakable. A quote from Robert included in the press release from CBC:

“First and foremost, the series is about the emotional impact this terrible tragedy had. I couldn’t be more thrilled to have such incredibly talented people committed to bringing our lead characters to life.”

Sarah shared a first look at her in character for the role on Unspeakable via Instagram:

new job, new 'do. #backtowork #unspeakable

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

Starring alongside Sarah Wayne Callies is Michael Shanks (Stargate SG-1), Shawn Doyle (The Expanse) and Camille Sullivan (The Man in the High Castle).

The Unspeakable miniseries will continue filming in Vancouver and British Columbia until June 29th.

Truly, Madly, Sweetly (TV Movie)

Truly, Madly, Sweetly was adapted for Hallmark by Gourmet Detective/Cedar Cove star Dylan Neal and is based on the book of the same name by Kira Archer. The story is centred Emily, the owner of a cupcake food truck who has spent her whole life dreaming of having her own bakery.

The stars align and she meets Ryan, who has similarly always wanted to own his own business. Although the pair is from two completely different worlds, they form an unlikely partnership, and neither one of them could have ever imagined it would turn out the way it did.

Thanks to pictures shared by @TheHeidiReport, it looks like Emily’s cupcake food truck is called “Frisco Sweet Treats”.

The image also suggests that Nikki Deloach (Awkward) is playing the role of Emily. Dylan shared a first look at him in -role for the movie alongside Nikki via Instagram:

In addition to writing and executive producing the movie, Dylan is expected to appear in some capacity as well.

Truly, Madly Sweetly will continue filming in Vancouver and British Columbia until April 27th.

Also Starting This Week

Wings Over Everest (Feature)
Cast: Koji Yakusho, Zhang Jingchu, Victor Webster
Filming in Smithers until April 15th

Garage Sale Mystery: A Picture of Murder (TV Movie)
Cast: Lori Loughlin
Filming until April 26th

Pup Star Christmas (aka Pup Star 4) (TV Movie)
Filming in Victoria and area until May 4th

The Perfect Bride 2 (TV Movie)
Cast: Pascale Hutton, Kavan Smith
Filming until April 27th

A Wife’s Revenge (TV Movie)
Filming until April 24th

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

  • The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open (Feature) with Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers and Violet Nelson wraps up April 9th
  • Daughter of the Wolf (Feature) with Gina Carano, Richard Dreyfuss and Brendan Fehr wraps up April 13th
  • Wings Over Everest (Feature) with Koji Yakusho and Zhang Jingchu wraps up April 15th
  • Gut Instinct (Feature) with Josh Hartnett, Jim Gaffigan, Stephen McHattie, Antoine Oliver Pilon, Mark Camacho, Sahajak Boonthanakit and Robert Crooks wraps up April 15th and will continue filming in the Montreal area starting May 21st

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