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Military drama Six switches to Vancouver filming

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History’s scripted military drama Six will reportedly switch filming locations from North Carolina to Vancouver for its second season.

The show tells the story of the US Special Forces unit known as SEAL Team Six, whose real-life missions have included the killing of Osama bin Laden in 2011. 

Six used EUE/Screen Gem Studios in Wilmington, North Carolina, as a production base for its first season and built sets on the back lot to stand in for Nigerian story settings. The producers were also awarded $7.2m in incentive support.

North Carolina offers a 25% production rebate with payments of up to $9m per season for TV shoots. However, the state’s overall film fund has been in flux in recent years due to political disagreements over the level of appropriate support for the production industry. 

In contrast, Vancouver is a North American production hub with a stable filming incentive and better access to Los Angeles. The city is currently hosting sci-fi series Altered Carbon, a reboot of Lost in Space and Supergirl, which relocated to British Columbia from California.

Vancouver is nonetheless facing stronger competition from Los Angeles, with popular shows Lucifer and Legion both relocating from the Canadian city to California as TV producers weigh up competing incentive structures, locations and studio facilities.  

Image: Kent Smith/History Channel