Twitter user Paul Hillsdon has discovered that Warner Bros. are looking to once again return to Cloverdale in Vancouver, Canada to film the “Superman and Lois” TV series.
The Planning & Development Report submitted to the City of Surrey is requesting a “Temporary Use Permit” to allow for construction of a production set on the Cloverdale Fairgrounds site to be used for filming purposes for a period of three years.
Cloverdale was also the location used for Clark Kent’s home town for the TV series “Smallville”.
The City and Fraser Valley Exhibition Society have been approached by Manly Shore Production Services Inc. (“Manly”), a subsidiary of Warner Brothers Entertainment Inc. (“Warner Brothers”) to lease a 7.6 acre portion of the Cloverdale Fairgrounds site, including the Cloverdale Fairground Show Barn to allow the construction of a production set for the “Superman and Lois” Smallville production. The Tripartite agreement will be presented for Council’s consideration at an upcoming Regular Council meeting.
The current agreement with Warner Brothers is initially for three years, with the potential for a further three years, subject to Council approval of a further 3‐year extension of the Temporary Use Permit.
The majority of the production set will be constructed on 17848 ‐ 64 Avenue. The set consists of paved roads with storefront facades. Some buildings such as the Gazette, Train Station and Post Office will be constructed as sets to allow for the indoor shooting of scenes in those venues. Portions of 17836 62 Avenue will be used for parking, and trailers associated with production sets. The Cloverdale Fairground Show Barn is included in the lease agreement. A portion of this building encroaches into 17763 62 Avenue so this lot has been included in the lands that will be subject to the proposed Temporary Use Permit.
Starring Tyler Hoechlin and Bitsie Tulloch in the title roles, production for the “Superman and Lois” TV series is scheduled to begin in October for a January 2021 premiere on The CW.