Published October 16th, 2013 on Vancouver is Awesome.
Vancouver’s own crime drama Motive began filming its second season around town after the Labour Day weekend. The hit CTV/ABC procedural is unusual for two reasons: Vancouver plays itself not somewhere else and Motive is a whydunit not a whodunit. At the top of each episode, we learn who The Killer and The Victim are and then follow along with detectives Angie Flynn (Kristin Lehman) and Oscar Vega (Louis Ferreira) as they solve the murder and uncover the reasons behind it. Here are the two leads on False Creek Fishermen’s Wharf at Granville Island, walking down to a yacht.
On the way they pass a caterer (Niall Matter) walking back to a real life Lazy Gourmet van. The well-known Vancouver caterer must be a featured player in this crime because the night shoot took place inside its headquarters on West 5th Avenue and Niall Matter is a big catch as a guest star.
Kristin Lehman and Louis Ferreira get on well, which is fortunate since they are expected to be in all 13 new episodes of this procedural-with-a-twist, supported by Lauren Holly (NCIS), Brendan Penny, Roger Cross, Cameron Bright and season two additions Warren Christie (Alphas) and Valerie Tian. But if the second season is anything like the first, then the real stars will be the guest actors cast as The Victim, The Killer and The Suspects. Joey McIntyre (New Kids on the Block) had a memorable turn as The Victim in Motive’s season one premiere and Sci-fi Queen Amanda Tapping as a sexy psychiatrist in the season one finale, with that crime scene filmed in Yaletown’s David Lam Park.
Motive’s second season is expected to air early next year on CTV in Canada and next summer on ABC in the U.S.