Victoria had no trouble passing for northern California’s Gracepoint in Monday afternoon’s sunshine. The cameras won’t show the extreme cold at the turret at Clover Point in James Bay, but you can tell by what the cast is wearing as they arrive to check out the location for the 10-part murder-mystery. The scene: the murdered Solano boy’s sister (Madalyn Horcher) and her boyfriend (Kendrick Sampson) sit in the turret talking at the beach. [Clover Point likely will play part of Gracepoint Beach but the spot where the Solano boy’s body is found is at the sandier and more private Island View Beach up the coast].
Ready to roll without warm hats and blankets.
The black mass on the beach is a camera crew.
CTV Vancouver Island’s Adam Sawatsky interviews one of the locals at Clover Point about the filming.
The Broadchurch-inspired FOX series Gracepoint stars David Tennant of timey-wimey Doctor Who fame, reprising his role as the lead detective investigating a boy’s murder in a small seaside town, a murder that becomes a national media feeding frenzy. Earlier on Monday, Gracepoint filmed one of these big media feeders (Jessica Lucas) at the Victoria-Times Colonist newspaper offices dressed as the San Francisco Globe. Some local journalists played San Francisco Globe reporters in the background for the shoot.
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After filming outside at Clover Point, Gracepoint moved production into the murdered boy’s home at Linden and Faithful in Oak Bay on Monday evening and remained there from [Tuesday to Friday. CTV News Vancouver Island captured Detective Emmett Carver (David Tennant) visiting the Solano family with father (Michael Pena), mother (Virgina Kull) and sister (Madalyn Horcher) on set Thursday.]
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Gracepoint is expected to film in the greater Victoria area until late May.