2021 was another wild ride – but we held on tight enough to make it through the year. Of course, it certainly wasn’t our grip on reality that got us to the other side. From Netflix originals to Amazon gems, it was our ability to escape into movies and TV shows that helped us along.
Now with 2022 on the horizon, we’re looking to future series to excite and delight us through 365 days of uncertainty – but our interest is not in Hollywood blockbusters alone. Some of the most highly anticipated premiers were shot here in the true North, and it’s those that will keep us on the edge of our seats! Here are seven TV shows filmed in Canada to look forward to in the new year!
THE BOYS: SEASON 3
Filmed in Toronto, Amazon Prime’s gruesome action dramedy The Boys is back! Starring Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Erin Moriarty, and Chace Crawford, season three of the series is expected to hit our screens in May of 2022 with a familiar new addition to the cast – Jensen Ackles.
REGINALD THE VAMPIRE
Starring Spiderman alum and breakout star Jacob Batalon, Syfy original Reginald The Vampire is one that’s been in the works for years. Filmed in Vancouver, this comedy series will follow Reginald, a misfit vampire has he navigates his way through a self-absorbed community of beautiful, but deadly monsters.
THE LAST OF US
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Named the most expensive TV show in history, Alberta-shot The Last Of Us is expected to captivate audiences with its apocalyptic storyline and lovable cast. Starring Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian, Narcos) as a smuggler and Bella Ramsey (Game Of Thrones) as his much younger companion, TLOU is set to premiere on HBO sometime in 2022.
CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
Starring Rupert Grint (Harry Potter) and Andrew Lincoln (The Walking Dead) modern horror masters from all over the world have assembled for Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities an anthology series filmed in and around Toronto. Expected to drop on Netflix in 2022, we’ve been anxiously awaiting this one since it was announced it was picked up in 2018.
UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN
Starring The Amazing Spiderman’s Andrew Garfield and Daisy Edgar-Jones (Normal People), the Alberta-shot series, Under the Banner of Heaven, is a true-crime adaption based on Jon Krakauer’s novel which recounts the tragic 1984 murder of Brenda Lafferty and her infant daughter. Though there’s no official release day quite yet, we can expect to see the limited series on FX come 2022.
THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY: SEASON 3
Also filmed in Toronto, The Umbrella Academy and its colourful cast of misfits will also be returning for its third season. Fun fact: this show is actually based on the comic books written and created by My Chemical Romance frontman, Gerard Way – so welcome to the black parade, we guess.
SEE: SEASON 3
Starring Jason Mamoa, dystopian, sci-fi series See is another filmed in Toronto show expected to drop its third season in 2022, of course, to watch this one, you’ll have to have Apple TV, which is far less popular than Netflix or Prime – but totally worth it if only for this show in particular.
And there you have it! 7 Canada-filmed TV shows we can’t wait to watch in 2022! Which ones are you most excited about? Let us know!