There’s a horror series being shot in Dartmouth with some big names behind it. Brannon Braga of Star Trek and 24 fame is the producer behind Books of Blood being shot for American streaming service Hulu. He’s working on the series with Clive Barker, the author behind the 1980’s horror anthology by the same name.
There was no sign of Braga or Barker, but we asked politely and were allowed to take our camera onto the set of the series which was being shot Johnstone Avenue in Dartmouth.
The street had been transformed into a a scene from a post apocalyptic or zombie movie.
Barker said in a previous interview, “The television adaptation of The Books of Blood, a series I’m working on with Brannon Braga, is going forth, speedily, and working with Brannon is an absolute joy.
“I should add I think, because this is tasty, the series has been expanded from the stories in the Books of Blood with stories that have been developed by me along the style of the Books of Blood stories – because it’s thirty years since I wrote the Books of Blood and my mind has certainly not remained empty of those kind of ideas. So there are, I think, about thirty narratives which I have developed which you could call ‘Books of Blood stories’, as narrative outlines, but I haven’t yet turned them into stories. We will probably turn at least some of those into episodes for the television series.”
Johnstone Avenue is normally a quiet street in Dartmouth with a terrific view of Halifax Harbour and Downtown Halifax. Families go about their daily lives, but this has certainly changed the neighbourhood, as you can see below.
We can’t wait to catch a glimpse of Dartmouth in this series!