Photo by Scott White/@NightStormDraco.
Not long after filming of Bates Motel season one wrapped last January, the Aldergrove 12-room motel and gothic house set on 272nd Street near the U.S. border was wrapped in plastic to protect it from the elements and security fences erected around it. Some time later, after A&E renewed the show, there was talk of building a roof on the house for season two, a roof that had been CGIed on in post-production during season one.
Aldergrove locals kept watch and reported that the motel-and-house set had been unwrapped and one of the security fences taken down in early July. Crew started work on building a new roof that could be hoisted on top of the house once its structure was reinforced. Within a few weeks, the roof was on to the delight of passersby, who tweeted photo after photo.
Filming of season two started on July 24th but the show is not expected to make use of the Aldergrove set until later this month. Locals will be waiting.
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