The valley has been busy this season for the film industry, and it might get a little bit busier.
John Barry Graham tells The Mail that last week he had a group of location scouts in the valley looking at sites for the second season of the Netflix series Lost in Space.
He said that a group of five from the production, including the art director, were at the Graham Ranch and went for a walk to various locations for filming for a few hours.
‘They really liked it, they said it is a unique location and more rugged and more like a futuristic planet compared to other locations,” Graham said. “Horseshoe Canyon and Horsethief Canyon are nice but they are tamer.”
Lost in Space is a reimagining of the 1965 television series of the same name. It is the adventures of a family of space colonialists whose ship veers off course.
The site has been a popular place for filming. This summer the comedy Abracadavers shot at the ranch as did Tommy Tremor. In 2016, Benjamin Ross Hayden filmed Northlander in the same location.
Graham said he has been making connections by volunteering at the Banff World Media Festival, and it is paying off.
“It is not only helping business come to our place, but it is helping the valley, the more it promotes, the better,” he said.
He says they want to shoot three episodes of the series in the Badlands to represent one of the planets they are landing on.
He adds there are more potential projects looking at the valley including a Western epic.