Filming for Walking Dead zombie spinoff doubles Vancouver for Los Angeles
A spinoff of hugely successful zombie drama The Walking Dead is filming in Vancouver, doubling the Canadian city for Los Angeles. Fear the Walking Dead is a companion series set in California and follows a new set of characters during the initial onset of the zombie apocalypse.
“Fear the Walking Dead takes us back to the earlier, more dangerous, more terrifying days of The Walking Dead,” said Robert Kirkman, an executive producer on the spinoff.
“A time when danger was lurking around every corner and the thing mostly likely to get you killed was your own ignorance of the rapidly changing world around you.
“The stakes are going to be higher and the ride more intense. We're going to show people all the insanity of civilisation crumbling that Rick Grimes (The Walking Dead’s main character) slept through. Buckle up.”
The Walking Dead has been set and filmed in and around Atlanta in Georgia for the past five years and has been a colossal ratings hit for cable channel AMC. Local shooting has also boosted Georgia’s production industry and helped turn Atlanta into one of the top filming hubs in the US.
Vancouver is a hugely popular production hub, second in Canada only to Toronto. Its success is partly driven by a generous filming incentive programme.
Production on Fear the Walking Dead begins in the same week that Los Angeles has called on TV production companies to make use of California’s boosted filming incentive programme, which prioritises television shoots. Los Angeles is aiming to bring more TV shoots back to the city, especially those with LA settings.
(Image: Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC)
Global Filming Incentive - British Columbia (see more…)
- British Columbia: Film Incentive BC (FIBC) - Digital Animation or Visual Effects (DAVE)
- British Columbia: Film Incentive BC (FIBC) -Training Incentive
- British Columbia: Film Incentive BC (FIBC) - Distant Location Regional
- British Columbia: Film Incentive BC (FIBC) - Regional Incentive
- British Columbia: Film Incentive BC (FIBC) - Basic Incentive
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