The streaming giant’s latest real estate decision signals a long-term plan to continue filming its original content in and around the Lower Mainland.
Netflix is here to stay (for at least five years).
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix has secured leases at a few different studios in the Lower Mainland.
This includes eight sound stages at Martini Studio in Langley (which is currently undergoing a major expansion) and four sound stages at MSB Northbrook which, alongside its seven sound stages at the Canadian Motion Picture Bank, creates a significant real estate footprint.
In total, Netflix has locked down around 500,000 square feet of space, but that’s not all for movie magic. Spaces for support staff and offices are also linked to these production facilities.
The world’s leading streaming platform has long relied on British Columbia as one of its most consistent filming outposts, with original programming like Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, A series of unfortunate events, Maid, Cheeky, The Christmas Chronicles, To all the boys I’ve loved before and Always be my maybe supporting locations across the province to substitute cities like San Francisco, Portland, and Chicago.
Released mid-March, The Adam Project snagged Netflix’s top 10 most-watched movies in just a few weeks (it’s one of three Ryan Reynolds movies to make the top 10, alongside red notice and 6 Underground).
Currently the next workplace comedy Blockbuster was spotted filming in Kitsilano, and the second season of path of the firefliesseason four of Virgin River and limited series The Night of Agent are in production.