'The Last of Us' Season 2 will be shot in Vancouver

WATCH: It's one of the biggest shows in the world, and it looks like the filming of HBO's smash hit 'The Last of Us' is moving to B.C. Season one of the apocalyptic drama was shot in Alberta, and Jasmine Bala reports on what filming will mean for the local economy.

It appears that one of the biggest shows on TV is moving production to Vancouver.

As first reported by Deadline, The Last of Us will be filming season 2 in the west coast province.

“We’re incredibly excited to have one of the largest shows on television choose to film in Vancouver,” Mayor Ken Sim told Vancouver’s Economic Commission Friday.

“Vancouver is Hollywood North – this announcement is a demonstration of our city’s continued strength in the film and television sector. As we look to the future, I’m confident that we will see even more productions decide to make their home here.”

Prem Gill, the CEO of Creative BC, said in a statement that the province is thrilled to announce it will be hosting season two as it demonstrates “the strength of B.C.’s motion picture industry.

“With an exceptional crew base and an unparalleled range of stunning locations, we are poised to build on the precedent set by Alberta’s exceptional work on season one.”

Global News has reached out to HBO for comment.

The blockbuster hit’s first season was shot exclusively in Alberta starting in 2021 and used an astonishing 180 locations around the province, from Grande Prairie all the way down to Waterton Lakes National Park.

The City of Calgary said in a statement that it was notified Friday morning of the decision to move production to Vancouver.

Global News reached out to one of the unions whose members worked on the show in Alberta and a spokesperson said a producer confirmed the news to them.

They were not surprised, however, as the season two storyline is dependant on marine-based locals, which Alberta does not have.

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