Get ready to play more Vancouver-spotting when you watch shows on Netflix.
After years of shooting numerous screen projects in Vancouver, Netflix is launching its own production hub here.
The streaming behemoth has signed a longterm lease for seven soundstages at the Canadian Motion Picture Park, a studio complex located in Burnaby with 18 soundstages over 35 acres.
According to several reports, Netflix will have approximately 178,000 square feet of production, office, and support space.
Netflix productions previously shot in the Lower Mainland have included A Series of Unfortunate Events, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Always Be My Maybe, Lost in Space, and Altered Carbon.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, B.C.’s screen industries got back on set during the province’s Phase 3 reopening process in June. Since that time, screen productions in the province have reportedly grown to record levels due to B.C.’s management of the pandemic as well as a heightened global demand for more content.
In September 2017, the Canadian government had announced a $500-million deal with Netflix that sparked both praise and criticism.