The sun came out just in time for the big Gracepoint cast photo at Island View Beach north of Victoria on Sunday, after several torrential downpours made earlier individual photo shoots difficult. The photographer tested the group cast photo on Saturday with crew alternating as regular crew moving the light stands and prop CSI tent around or as stand-ins for cast — “Stand there and look super creepy,” crew in the back was told.
Broadchurch–inspired series Gracepoint is about a young boy found dead on Gracepoint Beach below a cliff-face, with everyone in the small northern California town a suspect. The murder turns neighbour against neighbour and sparks a national media feeding frenzy with Detectives Emmett Carver (Doctor Who/Broadchurch’s David Tennant) and Ellie Miller (Breaking Bad’s Anna Gunn) under scrutiny as well.
First row: detectives Ellie Miller (Anna Gunn) and Emmett Carver (David Tennant).
Prop CSI tent and James Island in the background.
Second row: Detective Ellie Miller’s family (husband Joe: Josh Hamilton; son Tom: Jack Irvine). Third row: murdered Danny Solano’s family (mother Beth: Virginia Kull; sister Chloe: Madalyn Horcher; father Mark: Michael Pena).
Island View Beach is a dog paradise, although no canines got close enough to photobomb the cast photo or to say hello to the only dog in the Gracepoint cast (a local German Shepherd mix getting its big break).
Second row: Detective Ellie Miller’s family (husband Joe: Josh Hamilton; son Tom: Jack Irvine). Third row: San Francisco Globe reporter Renee Clemons (Jessica Lucas) and Gracepoint Journal reporter Owen Burke (Kevin Segers); murdered Danny Solano’s family (mother Beth: Virginia Kull; sister Chloe: Madalyn Horcher; father Mark: Michael Pena). Last row: Solano plumbing apprentice Vince Novak (Stephen Louis Rush); mysterious Susan Wright (Jacki Weaver) and her dog; Chloe’s boyfriend Dean Iverson (Kendrick Sampson) and Crestview Inn owner Gemma Fisher (Sarah-Jane Potts). Missing from cast photo: murdered boy Danny Solano (Nikolas Filipovic); kayak rental-owner Jack Reinhart (Nick Nolte) and Rev. Paul Coates (Kevin Rankin).
Anna Gunn and David Tennant enjoy a brief laugh during the cast photo shoot.
FOX’s 10-episode Gracepoint event series is expected to air this Fall on the American network and is expected to wrap filming in greater Victoria at the end of this month.