Vancouver is a hot spot for production on movies and TV shows, which gives locals something exciting to look for when they're out and about. Earlier this month, Stephen King's new series, Radio Nowhere, was filming graphic scenes in the downtown core. Even Sandra Bullock will be in the city for a new Netflix movie in the coming weeks. Right now, Dave Franco and Bill Murray filming The Now in Vancouver means you might have the chance to spot them.
The comedy series is set to premiere on the new streaming platform called Quibi. It's a service catered mainly to millennials and is set to launch in April 2020.
According to IMDb, The Now is about Franco's lead character who is contemplating suicide before he learns that his brother just died the same way and his dad took his own life in the past too.
Other stars in the mini-series include Alyssa Milano, Daryl Hannah, Darcy Hinds, O’Shea Jackson Jr., and Rob Yang.
Last night, a Twitter user shared a photo of Franco and Milano sitting on the back of a pick-up truck.
They shared it in response to another person who posted a screenshot from Gabby's Country Cabaret's Instagram stating they would be closed on Wednesday and Thursday for filming.
The country bar is located in Langley City.
@jesspess1995 @WhatsFilming Yesss. It’s called the now... wirh Dave Franco, Alyssa Milano & bill Murray! https://t.co/7666MpHFFj— kiersten (@kiersten)1574316669.0
Milano also confirmed that her character on the series will be named Sarah, and is a tow truck driver.
Meet Sarah, the tow truck driver. #TheNow coming soon on Quibi. https://t.co/CFk3FOCgrB— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa Milano)1574102390.0
The What's Filming account on Twitter also retweeted information from another user who wrote, "The Bill Murray / Dave Franco project #TheNow will be at Westminster Pier Park at 1 6th st in New West this Friday. Night shoot. @WhatsFilming #yvrshoots".
They also wrote that "Crew call is 330pm. It gets dark by 530pm so I'd say somewhere between there."
The Bill Murray / Dave Franco project #TheNow will be at Westminster Pier Park at 1 6th st in New West this Friday.… https://t.co/pHfmtXWsx7— ryc (@ryc)1574337030.0
@AhoyJamesMcAvoy @WhatsFilming Crew call is 330pm. It gets dark by 530pm so I'd say somewhere between there.— ryc (@ryc)1574372714.0
The park is located in New Westminster, about 40 minutes away from Gabby's Country Cabaret.
This news also explains why Bill Murray was spotted at a Vancouver Canucks game last week, sporting a Hudson's Bay scarf.
Variety reported that The Now comes from Steve Golin’s Anonymous Content, which also produced 13 Reasons Why, True Detective, and Leonardo DiCaprio's The Revenant.
According to the What's Filming website, The Now will be in production until December 20.