Season One of NBC’s hit series The Irrational, with Jesse L. Martin as the “Behavioral Science Guy”, is filming its three remaining episodes and a recently-ordered extra episode this November, December and January in Vancouver.
Update: The first of the final four episodes premieres Monday, January 29th at 10:00 pm.
Alec Mercer (Jesse L Martin). a world-renowned professor of behavioral science, lends his expertise to an array of high-stakes cases involving governments, law enforcement, and corporations with his unique and unexpected approach to understanding human behavior.
The Irrational aired its last filmed episode on November 6th — Episode 7: The Real Deal.
Alec’s first date with Rose turns into a 24-hour excursion when they find themselves taking on an investigation involving a forged masterpiece, filmed mainly at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
How did The Irrational avoid a production shut down until mid-July?
Filming of The Irrational in Vancouver started early in the Spring to get ahead of the Writers Guild of America strike on May 2nd and continued with so-called “locked scripts” until the SAG-AFTRA guild joined the writers in a Double Strike on July 14th and production on The Irrational had to shut down.
When The Irrational premiered on September 25th, the show had seven completed episodes with three left to shoot. NBC recently ordered an extra episode which makes four left to film.
The Irrational Season One::
Episodes: 11 (7 completed, 4 left to film).
Pre-strike filming dates March 21 2023 – July 14th 2023.
Post-strike filming dates: : November 27 2023 -January 19 2024.
Showrunner: Arika Lisanne Mittman (La Brea).
Cast: Jesse L. Martin, Maahra Hill, Travina Springer, Molly Kunz, Arash DeMaxi.
People are irrational, but predictably so,. One error of judgment leads to another. — Alec Mercer.
Producers: Arika Mittman, Sam Baum and Mark Goffman.
Filming in Vancouver:
Hennings Building on University of British Columbia campus.
Vancouver Art Gallery in downtown Vancouver.
Jesse L. Martin at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Jesse L. Martin walking through set.
Adapted from Dan Ariely’s book Predictably Irrational..