The filming of Netflix’s thriller series ‘The Craving’ is slated to commence in Vancouver in June 2024. The show explores the real-world horrors of addiction through a genre lens, revolving around a female sheriff in a Colorado ski town who faces an unprecedented new threat. The thriller drama is expected to unravel the intersection of personal struggles with addiction and the broader challenges confronted by a community.
The series is penned by Adam Robitel, known for directing Sony’s 2019 horror movie ‘Escape Room,’ and Gavin Heffernan, who co-wrote ‘Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension’ and helmed ‘Expiration.’ The project marks the duo’s inaugural foray into television, building on their past collaboration in the realm of horror features, notably demonstrated in their joint work on the 2014 film ‘The Taking of Deborah Logan.’ The duo executive produces the show with Elizabeth Gesas, who previously executive-produced ‘A-X-L,’ and Darren Aronofsky.
Aronofsky, acclaimed for delving into the theme of addiction in ‘Requiem for a Dream,’ is bringing his seasoned touch to television with ‘The Craving.’ Leveraging his past expertise in exploring the theme, the show is poised to benefit from the filmmaker’s creative insight, promising a compelling exploration of real-world horrors. Aronofsky’s Protozoa Pictures collaborated with Netflix previously for the 2022 crime film ‘The Good Nurse,’ starring Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne. His credits as a producer include Lance Oppenheim’s ‘Some Kind of Heaven’ and Pablo Larraín’s ‘Jackie.’
Renowned as a prominent filming hub in the industry, Vancouver has provided a distinctive backdrop for numerous noteworthy projects. One recent standout is the acclaimed Netflix miniseries ‘The Fall of the House of Usher.’ Apple TV+’s monster series ‘Monarch: Legacy of Monsters,’ Netflix’s romantic series ‘Virgin River,’ and HBO’s post-apocalyptic series ‘The Last of Us’ are some of the other popular projects shot in the city.