Hollywood North regularly transforms major locations around Vancouver into other cities to make cinematic magic on the small screen and in major feature flicks — but some places in the city are more frequently filmed than others.
A study conducted by Netcredit found that the University of British Columbia is the third most-filmed location in Canada. However, one filming location in downtown Vancouver always draws attention from passersby.
As the largest art museum in Western Canada, the Vancouver Art Gallery has a stately presence with an elegant facade. It is featured in numerous TV shows and films annually, with some productions filming in the popular location in recent months.
On Wednesday (March 9), locals shared images of the Hornby St. building transformed to look like Washington D.C. for a Netflix show called The Night Agent.
The show is about a low-level FBI agent who "works in the basement of the White House, manning a phone that never rings until the night it does, propelling him into a conspiracy that leads all the way to the Oval Office," according to IMDb. American actor Gabriel Basso ( The Kings of Summer, Hillbilly Elegy) plays the leading role.
One photo shows an FBI vehicle that reads "FBI Washington Field Office Evidence Response Team" on the side, while another shows police on the "scene." A third photo also shows a picture vehicle that reads "Channel 2" on the side to make it look like it belongs to a local news local station.
Vancouver Art Gallery shines on popular show Resident Alien
Production company GEP Resident Inc. films Resident Alien in Vancouver and the show recently featured the Vancouver Art Gallery.
The show airs on SYFY (short for Sci-Fi Channel) and stars Alan Tudyk as an alien named Harry. Harry assumes "the identity of a small-town Colorado doctor and slowly begins to wrestle with the moral dilemma of his secret mission on Earth," according to IMDb.
Hollywood North Buzz recently shared an image that shows Harry the alien hanging out in front of the art gallery, which had been transformed to look like the New York Public Library.
The show recently won Best Cable Series Comedy at the Hollywood Critics Association awards.
Have a look at some photos of the actors from the show filming in downtown Vancouver.