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Nova Scotia knows production. Our province is home to world-class crews, talented cast, experienced production partners and state-of-the-art post-production facilities. Visit Nova Scotia to see why these award-winning, highly skilled and professional technicians are in demand across the country and around the world!
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2021 was one of the busiest years for the N.S. film industry, and 2022 is on track to be another banner year. Scroll down for an up-to-date list of productions that are currently shooting in Nova Scotia. Please note that we are unable to provide any information on upcoming productions until they have officially released announcements regarding filming (due to confidentiality obligations).
Hulu has greenlit the series adaptation of Esi Edugyan’s award-winning novel “Washington Black,” with Sterling K. Brown attached to star as well as executive produce.
Selwyn Seyfu Hinds will write the adaptation and serve as executive producer. Brown executive produces under his Indian Meadows Productions banner. The Gotham Group’s Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Jeremy Bell, Lindsay Williams and DJ Goldberg also executive produce along with Anthony Hemingway and Jennifer Johnson. Edugyan will be a co-producer on the series. 20th Television will produce, with Brown currently under an overall deal at the studio.
The series is currently in pre-production.
Broadcaster: History Channel
Production Company: Prometheus Entertainment
Nova Scotia Production Company: Tell Tale Entertainment
Synopsis: The Curse of Oak Island documents brothers Rick and Marty Lagina as they pursue their lifelong dream of solving the 223-year Oak Island mystery. For over two centuries, teams of searchers, including Franklin D. Roosevelt, have attempted to crack the code that will unearth the treasure believed to be buried on the small island off the coast of Nova Scotia. Armed with the knowledge of those that came before them, the muscle of heavy machinery and decades of engineering know-how, the Lagina’s and their partners may be closer than anyone in history to finding the treasure that has so far claimed the lives of six men. More info HERE.
A Netflix Original Series (10 x 1 hour)
Filming in: South Shore (various locations)
Synopsis: After their father’s gruesome murder, three siblings move into a house with magical keys that grant them powers. Adapted from the comics by Joe Hill.
More info HERE.
Production Company: Midnight Radio
Studio: Epix Studios / MGM International Television Productions
Distributor: Netflix (outside the U.S.)
More info in Deadline: Epix Greenlights ‘From’ Sci-Fi Horror Series Produced By Midnight Radio
Production Companies: Waterstar Entertainment, Circle Blue Entertainment, Freddie Films
Showrunner: Floyd Kane
Producer: Karen Wentzell
PM: Christine MacDonald
Filming in: Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM)
Synopsis: Diggstown follows Marcie Diggs, a corporate lawyer who begins to reconsider her priorities after a tragedy in her family following a malicious prosecution. Marcie’s team is a mash-up of do-gooders, cynics and scrappers — otherwise messy souls struggling to keep personal demons out of their practice. They work directly with the community to find justice for their clients in areas including racism, poverty and gender bias.
Production Company: Epix Productions
Nova Scotia Production Company: Magic Rock Productions
PM: Valerie Halman
Showrunners: Jason and Peter Filardi
Filming in: Nova Scotia (various locations)
Staring: Adrien Brody, Emily Hampshire
Synopsis: Set in the 1850s, the series follows Captain Charles Boone (Brody), who relocates his family of three children to his ancestral home in the small, seemingly sleepy town of Preacher’s Corners, Maine after his wife dies at sea. However, Charles will soon have to confront the secrets of his family’s sordid history, and fight to end the darkness that has plagued the Boones for generations. Adapted from Stephen King’s short story “Jerusalem’s Lot”. Read more: Deadline