Updated with news that Chesapeake Shores will film in Parksville/Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island.
Hallmark has a new summer series filming this Spring and Summer in Parksville/Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island. Chesapeake Shores, about a woman returning home to her Maryland family, replaces Cedar Cove about a Judge living and working in a small town in Washington state. Cedar Cove — which starred Andie MacDowell and filmed mainly in Deep Cove and Fort Langley — was cancelled after three seasons despite a loyal audience.
Adapted from Sheryl Woods’s 10-book series, Chesapeake Shores is about the multi-generational Maryland O’Brien family. Abby O’Brien Winter (Meghan Ory), a divorced, mother of twins returns home to the Maryland town her father Mick (Treat Williams) built after years in a demanding Wall Street job. The charming Inn at Eagle Point that her younger sister Jess (Laci J Mailey) renovated is facing foreclosure. Abby needs to save the Inn, deal with her fractured family and face Trace Riley (Jesse Metcalfe), the man she left 10 years ago. Is Trace a second chance at love? Meghan Ory and Jesse Metcalfe co-starred in Dead Rising: Watchtower.
The 2-hour Chesapeake Shores movie filmed here last September and premieres this summer on the Hallmark Channel. John Tinker is the new showrunner for the 8-episode series. And Diane Ladd is Nell O’Brien.
Chesapeake Shores the series is expected to film in Parksville/Qualicum Beach from May 16th to July 28th (dates subject to change) according to the DGC-BC Production List.