14 movies and TV shows filming in Toronto this April

Apr 8 2021, 6:38 pm

Ontario may be under a Stay-at-Home order once again, and while COVID-19 has put things on hold for a little while in Hollywood, it seems the show(s) must go on. These productions are back on location in the Toronto area this month. Here are 14 movies and TV shows filming in the city this April.


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Slumberland will be on location in Toronto this April and will continue filming into late May. The film stars Jason Momoa, who is quite the busy guy filming both Slumberland and the Apple TV series See in the city right now. This Netflix creation is said to be an adaptation of the animated movie Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland.

Nightmare Alley

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Nightmare Alley is also shooting in Toronto again this month. The movie previously began filming in the city last March before it was forced to stop production due to COVID-19. The new film is said to be an adaptation of the 1946 novel written by William Lindsay Gresham. The project will bring names like Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, and Michael Shannon to town and is expected to wrap up production sometime in April.

8-Bit Christmas

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Christmas is coming early to Toronto this year with 8-Bit Christmas filming in town through to May. The new Christmas flick will star Neil Patrick Harris, Steve Zahn, June Diane Raphael and child star Winslow Fegley. Set in the 1980s, the movie will follow a young boy who wants nothing more than this year’s hottest gift — a new video gaming system that may be hard to find.

Umbrella Academy – Season 3

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Based on the comic book series The Umbrella Academy by Gerard Way, this series will be filming in Toronto for its third season through to August. The series is currently going by its code name of “Chroma,” and notable cast members include Elliot Page and Tom Hopper.

In the Dark – Season 3

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In the Dark is on location in Toronto this month filming for season three of the dark drama series, with production continuing into May. The series follows a young blind woman named Murphy, played by Perry Mattfeld, who believes she found the corpse of her friend in an alley by her house. When the body suddenly goes missing, and the police don’t believe her story, Murphy sets out on her own to figure out what really happened.

Station Eleven

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The new miniseries Station Eleven has set up shop in Toronto and is expected to continue filming into August. The premise for the series, which will have 10 episodes, is based on Emily St. John Mandel’s 2014 novel of the same name about a flu pandemic that takes over the world. Station Eleven will star Canadian actress Mackenzie Davis and Himesh Patel.

Jack Reacher – Season 1

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Amazon’s new series reboot Jack Reacher will begin filming in the Toronto area this April. The series is based on Lee Child’s debut Jack Reacher novel, The Killing Floor, and the series will star Alan Ritchson as the lead. You may remember Ritchson as Hawk/Hank Hall in the TV series Titans, which was previously filmed in Toronto as well. Production is expected to continue into the summer months.

The Handmaid’s Tale – Season 4

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The Handmaid’s Tale is on location in Toronto this April to continue filming its fourth season of the hit show. Starring Elisabeth Moss, Alexis Bledel, Yvonne Strahovski, and Joseph Fiennes, the series is based on the bestselling novel by Margaret Atwood.

What We Do in the Shadows – Season 3

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What We Do in the Shadows is on location in Toronto to film for its third season, with production scheduled to wrap in mid-April. Set in Staten Island, the series follows a group of vampire roommates who have lived together for decades.

The Expanse – Season 6

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The space war drama The Expanse is filming the series’ sixth season in Toronto this month.

Star Trek: Discovery – Season 4

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Star Trek: Discovery will be filming season four in Toronto until September. Commonly referred to by its code name “Green Harvest,” the series is set approximately 10 years before the original Star Trek series and stars Sonequa Martin-Green and Doug Jones among others.

See – Season 2

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Starring Jason Momoa, See is on location in Toronto to shoot its second season, with most filming taking place at Cinespace Film Studios. The series’ first season was originally filmed in British Columbia, but filming was moved to Toronto for season two. Production started in late October and will continue into the summer.

The Boys – Season 3

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Based on the comic book The Boys by Garth Ennis, this superhero drama series is back filming in Toronto for its third season. With a long cast list including Karl Urban, Chace Crawford, Erin Moriarty, and Dominique McElligott among others, the series was created by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Eric Kripke. Production is expected to continue into August.

Clarice – Season 1

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The new series Clarice has been filming its first season in Toronto since September. The series is set one year after the events in the movie The Silence of the Lambs and tells FBI agent Clarice Starling’s side of the story.

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