New year, new Netflix! We’re already two months into 2020, but there have already been a solid collection of Netflix originals filmed in Canada that have been added to the streaming service over the past few weeks. The next time you find yourself in search of something to watch, be sure to support the Canadian film industry by checking out something on this list.
Many shows will pretend that they're set in the United States when in reality, they're actually being filmed in the beautiful country of Canada. The new Netflix original Locke & Key is a great example of this—the show is set in Massachusetts, but filming was actually done in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia and Toronto, Ontario.
On the other side of the country, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina takes place in the fictional city of Greendale, when in reality, production for the hit teen series takes place in Vancouver.
With so many shows and movies to choose from on Netflix, it can be a struggle to decide what to watch. If you're feeling particularly stumped, just remember that a touch of Canada (even if you don't realize it) can make what you're watching that much better. As a plus, some of these projects even include seriously talented Canadian actors!
Rating: 63% on Rotten Tomatoes
Spinning Out premiered on Netflix on January 1, and although the series received a lot of love, it was unfortunately cancelled after just one season. According to News Week, some filming locations for the series included Ontario’s Blue Mountain Village and the Teen Ranch Ice Corral.
Rating: 20% on Rotten Tomatoes
Not only does October Faction feature a very talented Canadian cast, but the show’s IMDb page also reports that it was actually filmed in Cambridge, Ontario. It’s unclear whether or not October Faction will be returning for a second season, although the first was added to Netflix on January 23.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Part 3)
Rating: 89% on Rotten Tomatoes
Like many other shows and movies, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is filmed in the beautiful city of Vancouver. The third installment of the series hit Netflix on January 24, and according to What’s Filming, filming on part four wrapped in the city on February 20.
Locke & Key
Rating: 67% on Rotten Tomatoes
Locke & Key hit Netflix on February 7 and has been receiving great reviews from viewers so far. The series was primarily shot in Toronto, although they did use Lunenburg, Nova Scotia to shoot some of the exterior scenes.
To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You
Rating: 74% on Rotten Tomatoes
Arguably one of the most highly anticipated movies of the year, To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You was filmed in Vancouver, just like it’s predecessor. Filming locations used in the film include the Vancouver Aquarium, Queen Elizabeth Park, and Brix & Mortar, among others.
Altered Carbon (Season 2)
Rating: 82% on Rotten Tomatoes
According to the show’s IMDb page, season two of Altered Carbon was filmed throughout British Columbia from February 4, 2019, to June 25, 2019. The newest episodes of the hit Netflix original were released on February 27 and have scored an impressive 82% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Rating: 81% on Rotten Tomatoes
Dare Me isn’t officially on Netflix yet, but the teen drama will be coming to the streaming service on March 20. The show was filmed throughout Ontario, and also happens to star some talented Canadians.