Pop Goes The News — A legal soap opera, a workplace comedy and a time-travel adventure are among the potential new TV series that will shoot pilot episodes in Vancouver.
While pilots for Conviction, Recon and Transylvania shoot in Toronto, cameras will roll in Vancouver on Miranda’s Rights, Powerless and Time.
Also filming in B.C. are the pilots for the drama Frequency and the comedy Imaginary Mary.
Shooting March 21 to April 10 for NBC, Miranda’s Rights is a one-hour drama about a group of young lawyers who work and live together at their new firm. The pilot was written by Katie Lovejoy, who penned a 2013 episode of the TV series Dracula.
Powerless is a single-camera comedy from Ben Queen (Cars 2) about workers at an insurance company serving superheroes and villains from the DC Comics universe.
Three series with DC Comics characters are currently shot in Vancouver — Arrow, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow.
The Powerless pilot, for NBC, is scheduled to shoot from March 8 to 17.
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Another pilot ordered by NBC is Time, which will be directed by Neil Marshall (Game of Thrones) from March 15 to April 4.
An action drama from Eric Kripke (Supernatural) and Shawn Ryan (The Shield), it follows three people who travel through time to fight a master criminal trying to alter history.
The CW has ordered a pilot for Frequency, based on the 2000 movie starring Jim Caviezel and Dennis Quaid about a cop who communicates with his dead father via a ham radio.
The small screen adaptation will focus on a female police detective who communicates with her dead father, who was also a detective.
The pilot is scheduled to be in production from March 14 to April 1.
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Imaginary Mary is a potential comedy series for ABC from Adam F. Goldberg (The Goldbergs).
The pilot will be shot Feb. 22 to March 4.
It’s about a single woman who falls for a divorced dad with three kids but has to deal with interference from the imaginary friend she created as a child.
Imaginary Mary will blend live-action and CGI.