USA Networks longest running program PSYCH films an episode for season 8 where the stars go to London, England
THIS POST MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR AN EPISODE FROM SEASON 8 OF "PSYCH"
Do not continue reading, or viewing photos if you want to know nothing about the season before it airs.
On Wednesday, the cast & crew of the longtime USA Network dramatic Comedy "PSYCH" took over part of historic Gastown in downtown Vancouver to shoot scenes for an episode of season 8 which will feature the fake psychic & his best friend a little out of their Santa Barbara comfort zone.... London, England.
They shot scenes on Water Street of the James Roday as Shawn Spencer dressed in a Smokey And The Bandit outfit, and Dule Hill as Burton "Gus" Guster as a Harry Potter character, individually. Then inside the Lamplighter Pub which was re-named the "Bloody Bucket" for the scene, and later in Blood Alley.
The scenes, as most Psych film sets often do, didnt make a lot of sense yet. First scene I saw was Gus walking the streets of London asking passer bys if they had seen someone of an approximate height. Later, Shawn did a scene where he walked down the same street, before heading into the Bloody Bucket. A scene was also shot of a cop moving along a drunk man outside on the street, unsure if it was the main part of the scene, or background, to be seen thru the windows of the pub.
Cool bonus for me this time was, Steve Franks was on set. I believe he was directing the episode, but I didnt find out for certain. The creator & writer for the show was quite pleasant when I asked him for a photo with (and ended up getting 14... after I didnt warn the photo taker it was on continuos mode) & talked with me about the unexpected shortened 7th season, which only had 14 episodes after the Musical episode was pulled & pushed to the fall/winter.
Later that afternoon, the production moved to Blood Alley. I will have another blog with a handful of photos from that scene later this week. I also have a short video of Shawn doing a scene, but I wont post that till closer to season 8.
Recurring villian Pierre Desperaux (Cary Elwes) has been in town shooting for this episode, as Dule Hill and Cary have tweeted photos of them together for this episode. Dule has used the hashtag #LockStock, so will that have something to do with the title or the theme of the episode? With Gus being in England, will he try to track down Rachel, who just dumped him in the season 7 finale? Will the rest of the gang go to England too? Cant imagine Lassie...or Woody, in England. But would love to see it too.
For now...here is your fix Psych-o's Of Shawn "Smokey And The Bandit" Spencer & Burton "Harry Potter" Gusteron the streets of "London".
6/2/2013 12:23:18 am
This episode, in fact season 8 so far looks like it's going to be stupid joke, there is NO WAY i am going to watch next season especially since my favorite character Juliet (Maggie Lawson) is going to appear in fewer episodes. Gus dressed as Harry Potter and Shawn, well he just looks like an idiot as well. Also i am from London and i can tell you now that this looks nothing like London. Just because they stick a red phone box outside of what looks absolutely nothing like a British Pub doesn't make it look like they are there, it just looks cheap and stupid. What a sad way to end the shows 8 year run. They should have quit while they were ahead. Juliet and Lassiter are just as important to this show as Shawn and Gus without them it just isn't Psych and it's going to fail miserably.
1/4/2014 10:21:33 am
Juliet's your favorite? Really?
6/2/2013 12:32:02 pm
oh my god. these photos are so great!! thank u for taking them!!
6/3/2013 04:59:34 pm
Any idea when you'll be putting up the additional pics? Will you be able to get to them filming this week? Thanks!
6/7/2013 04:45:44 pm
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