“The Hardy Boys” has started production on its final chapter, Variety can reveal. The live-action Canadian children’s series, from Corus Entertainment studio Nelvana and Lambur Productions, is ending after three seasons.
Filming on the final eight, hour-long episodes is underway in Toronto and southern Ontario, Canada. The story is expected to pick up following the cliffhanger events in the second season, and follow the boys and their friends as they dig up more secrets and conspiracies. Meanwhile, they’ll continue piecing together their great-grandfather’s map to uncover a powerful relic before it falls into the wrong hands.
Variety has also learned Bailee Madison (“Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin”) is joining the third season in a guest-starring role. She’ll play Drew Darrow, a “fun but often frustrating new ally with a brilliant mind and appetite for magic and mysteries.” Madison joins returning cast members Rohan Campbell, Alexander Elliot, Keana Lyn, Adam Swain, Cristian Perry, Riley O’Donnell and Krista Nazaire.