Toronto is continuing its quest to be Hollywood North. As the new year starts, so do new productions of movies and TV shows right here on our streets. At any given time, there are at least a couple of shows filming in Toronto.
According to the City of Toronto, our city “is one of the top five screen-based industries in North America with a full scope of industry connections, services, suppliers, talent, crew, facilities and locations delivering everything required for success in pre-production through post production.”
Among the shows filmed in Toronto are The Handmaid’s Tale, Titans, American Gods, Suits, Umbrella Academy, Orphan Black and Designated Survivor.
So what’s currently filming or starting production in Toronto?
Beacon 23 – Season 1
According to IMDB, Beacon 23 is about “a man living in the 23rd Century works at a remote “lighthouse” in space that serves as a beacon to help passing ships.” It stars Game of Thrones’ Lena Headey, and it is set to wrap production around mid-July.
Based on the Child’s Play film franchise, Chucky and all its horrors return for a second season. Production for the show began on April 20, and is expected to continue shooting in the city until the end of August. So look out for the creepy doll!
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Fans of CW’s In The Dark were excited to hear the show was renewed for another season and was among the network’s line up for 2021-2022. Filming began in November, and is expected to finish at the end of May. The fourth season is expected to premiere on June 6.
Gotham Knights – Pilot
Some Torontonians have probably spotted parts of this set earlier this month, as Toronto transformed into Gotham for the filming of the Gotham Knights pilot. Filming began on April 11 and is only expected to be in town until May 3, according to Ontario Creates.
Accused – Season 1
Based on the BBC’s BAFTA-winning crime anthology, Accused is filming its first American season in Toronto. Filming began earlier in April, and will wrap on September 21. TV Insider reports that each episode of the series features a different cast.
Rabbit Hole – Season 1
Kiefer Sutherland is in Toronto filming the first season of Rabbit Hole as of May 12. The TV production is filming 8 episodes, and is expected to wrap in September.
After a successful first season, CBC’s Sort Of returns for a second! The Canadian show has been such a global success, that it’s been picked up in the United States by HBO Max. And it’s filming right here from the start of May until mid-June.
Another popular shoot in our city this winter/spring has been the filming of The Handmaid’s Tale, which was spotted multiple times over the past few months. Season 5 continues to shoot in and around Toronto, and it wraps at the end of July… and we can not wait until this airs!