From HBO and Netflix to FX and Amazon Prime, it’s become pretty clear that prestigious networks and production giants love Alberta’s stunning backdrop, quality film centers, and extremely talented artists, crews, and rental companies. With our laid-back energy much unlike Hollywood, people are practically flocking to the prairies and we couldn’t be happier to see it! Want to know who and what’s in the area this spring?  Here are 5 TV shows and movies filming in Alberta right now.

THE LAST OF US 

Based on the ultra-popular videogame of the same name, The Last Of Us chronicles the lives of Joel, a smuggler, and Ellie, a young girl that he’s tasked with escorting across post-apocalyptic America years after a mutating fungus infects most of society.

Named one of the most highly anticipated shows of 2023 and with a budget that could see it become the most expensive TV show ever made, this upcoming masterpiece stars Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian) and Bella Ramsay (Game of Thrones). 

Where: Calgary, Edmonton, Canmore, High River, surrounding areas

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JOE PICKETT

Based on the best-selling books by C.J. Box, Joe Pickett season 2, brings back Michael Dorman (Daybreakers and The Invisible Man) and Julianna Guill (The Resident, Civil War) as Joe Pickett and his wife Marybeth – a couple uncovering the secrets of their small town in Wyoming as the residence learn to adjust to the changing political climate.

Where: Calgary and surrounding Areas

MY LIFE WITH THE WALTER BOYS

 

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Based on the beloved young adult novel by Ali Novak, My Life With The Walter Boys will follow Jackie Howard (played by Nikki Rodriguez) – a teen who is forced to start over on a Colorado ranch occupied by 12 boys after a terrible accident turns her life upside down.

The show will also star Sarah Rafferty (Suits) and Marc Blucas (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Swagger), Noah LaLonde (Asbury Park), Ashby Gentry (Are You Afraid of the Dark?), Connor Stanhope (Smallville), Johnny Link (Dear Edward) and Corey Fogelmanis (Ma).

Where: Calgary and surrounding Areas

HIGH SCHOOL

 

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A true Calgary story – homegrown alt-pop duo, Tegan and Sara have just kicked off production for their upcoming series High School, a scripted Amazon original that will give fans a look into what it was like to be a teenager in the 90s.

Starring Seazynn and Railey Gilliland (of TikTok fame) as Tegan and Sara, Cobie Smulders (who most notably played Robin Scherbatsky in How I Met Your Mother), and Kyle Bornheimer (Marriage Story, Brooklyn Nine-Nine); fans can expect a killer soundtrack, familiar sights and plenty of references to Alberta.

Where: Calgary

KEY TO LOVE 

 

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Described by IMDB as a rom-dram, Key To Love will follow a bookstore owner that starts an “antagonistic relationship” with a book cover model until an antique key found in a false book “unlocks their romance.”  This particular film stars Corey Sevier (The Immortals) Alicia Dea Josipovic (Degrassi: The Next Generation) and Michele Wienecke (Under the Banner of Heaven) – though not much else is known about this one!

Where: Calgary

Not too bad, hey? 5 major movies and TV shows filming in Calgary right now! What are you most excited to see on the silver screen? Let us know!