TV drama delivers $60m filming in British Columbia
TV drama Riverdale has delivered CA$60m in production spending for British Columbia over the course of two seasons.
The show has divided production between Vancouver and more rural parts of British Columbia, with most of the spending going to local crew and labour, according to government figures reported by Motion Picture Association Canada.
Riverdale is based on characters from Archie Comics and probes dark events behind seemingly tranquil small-town life.
“We’re very proud of the collaboration that delivers Riverdale,” said Prem Gill, CEO of Creative BC. “Warner Brothers, our skilled industry workforce and the locations and communities that host the show all contribute to make British Columbia’s motion picture economy successful.”
Television is being increasingly prioritised by the world’s leading production hubs as high-end shows can deliver millions to a local economy over several years.
Earlier this year, Motion Picture Association Canada reported that superhero series Arrow had spent CA$360m in British Columbia over the course of five seasons.
The western province has also had great recent successes as the primary filming location for big-budget US movies including War for the Planet of the Apes and Star Trek Beyond.
See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in British Columbia.
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