Supergirl shoot in Downtown Vancouver calls for significant action

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Fans of the show Supergirl will be excited to know that they will be filming on Wednsday, Jan. 8 in downtown Vancouver. 

Previously filmed in Los Angeles, the hit CW show films in Vancouver along with a couple of the network's other popular shows, such as Arrow and The Flash. The show stars Melissa Benoist in the lead role, and is based on the iconic DC Comics' Supergirl. 

According to a resident notification letter posted on Dec. 19 by 137 Production Services Inc., Supergirl crew will arrive in the area on Jan. 7 to begin setting up for the shoot. The following morning, essential trucks and crew will move in to the area around 8 a.m. From 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., crew will film dialogue scenes in the alley way west of 1100 Seymour and directly at the rear entrance of 1199 Seymour Street. The letter states that the area will be dressed a a police station and that picture cars in the alley will be dressed as police cruisers. 

Following the alley shoot, the crew will move into the Aura Nightclub at 1180 Granville Street where will they will film unitl 6:30 p.m. After the club shoot is finished, a small crew will return to the alley to shoot some dialogue scenes that are set to wrap around 11:30 p.m. VPD will be onsite to assist with traffic holds in the alley while filming is taking place. 

A small crew will also return on Jan. 9 in order to remove any remaining gear and restore the area.

On Nov.1, the City of Vancouver warned residents that there would be another film shoot with highly visible graphic content in Gastown.

The shoot, which involved multiple mock dead bodies and even a mock dead police horse, transformed the city streets into a post-apocalyptic hellscape. Based on the horror novel The Stand by Stephen King, the set design for the TV series “Radio Nowhere” calls for a great deal of disturbing imagery, dialogue and noise.