I wanted to share with you some knowledge about all the TV Shows and Movies that have been filmed here in NL that you have probably seen but didn’t know where it was filmed.
“Departure” Season 3 is one such show. Do you watch it? I watched the 4th episode last night and saw so many places that I go to, especially the Harbourfront of St. John’s. It was awesome to see! I love seeing Newfoundland scenery in TV shows and movies!
The premise of the show is based on the sinking of a Ferry from the U.S. to St. John’s, which would be nice but not something I see happening anytime. It is a mystery that we watch becomes clearer with each episode and I greatly enjoy the Series. It is a great show, even if this season wasn’t filmed here!
The Newfoundland shoot was in and around St. John’s, with a bulk of that time spent at Petty Harbour, which doubled as Harbour Cove.
There have been a number of movies and shows filmed in Newfoundland and Labrador over recent years, “Hudson & Rex” is one of the more famous ones that I also religiously watch since it started. I got to watch them film some scenes for that show last summer on the Waterfront and it was awesome. I also saw filming for SurrealEstate last summer!
I am not a groupie, but I find it really cool seeing film crews around the City. They love filming here and I don’t blame them, as the scenery is like nowhere else. Yes, I am very proud of this Province and love to show it off!
All of these films and TV shows are fantastic to watch, but if you do choose to see them, keep an eye out for the scenery within them. You will get to see what I mean about the scenery here as it just draws people in!
1. Peter Pan & Wendy
Filmed in part on the Bonavista Peninsula in the summer of 2021, this classic story follows a girl and her brothers who find themselves on a thrilling adventure with a boy who refuses to grow up. Scenes from the film showcase fields of wind-whipped grass and rugged shorelines that our fair province is known and loved for. See if you can spot the scenes of Neverland filmed in Newfoundland and Labrador by taking a look at the official trailer for Peter Pan & Wendy below.
2. The Grand Seduction
See the rugged beauty of Trinity Bay laid bare on film in The Grand Seduction.
3. Rare Birds
Rare Birds showcases the breathtaking scenery from Cape Spear, the most easterly point in North America.
4. Love & Savagery
Get a glimpse of St. John’s circa 1968 in Love & Savagery. This film was shot on location in St. John’s as well as in County Clare, Ireland.
5. The Shipping News
A variety of coastal backdrops in the province shape The Shipping News with its stark and beautiful landscapes. Some locations include Corner Brook, New Bonaventure, and Trinity.
6. Hold Fast
Explore the film Hold Fast and see Newfoundland and Labrador’s expansive wilderness in this journey of self-discovery.
There have been many productions either partially or fully shot in the province. Aquaman is a great example of a motion picture that filmed several scenes/landscapes and exteriors here including in Petty Harbour. Aquaman makes our list more as an honorable mention.
1. Republic of Doyle
Republic of Doyle puts colourful St. John’s on full display in this P.I. comedy drama series.
2. Random Passage
Take a step back in time to see the struggle and opportunity of early settlers to Newfoundland and Labrador in Random Passage.
Frontier is a historical TV drama is set in the 18th-century fur trade of the Canadian north. Filmed partly in Newfoundland and Labrador, the series showcases both the history and unspoiled wilderness of the province.
4. Hudson and Rex
Hudson and Rex is filmed in and around St. John’s. Watching this K9 cop show is a great way to see pieces of the city.
5. Rock Solid Builds
Rock Solid Builds is a reality show filmed in and around picturesque and historic Brigus.
Caught is a series which was filmed and partially set in Newfoundland and Labrador.
7. Astrid & Lilly Save the World
In Astrid & Lilly Save the World, two best friends accidentally crack open a portal to a monster dimension. The majority of the series was shot on location in St. John’s.
8. Son of a Critch
This coming-of-age story is based on the childhood and adolescence of comedian Mark Critch. Son of a Critch is filmed entirely here in Newfoundland and Labrador.
If you’re looking for a series that is on the spookier side, SurrealEstate is for you. It was also filmed in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.