GRACEPOINT: Provisional Start Date For Canadian Shoot

According to the Vancouver filmmaking site YVR Shoots, Gracepoint is expected to begin shooting in Victoria, BC on 20th January 2014. Locations in the greater Victoria area are to include Oak Bay Village and Island View Beach.

David Tennant will join the shoot after the RSC production of Richard II in which he stars, closes at the Barbican Theatre in London on 25th January. 

The plot of the ten-part event series for Fox will closely follow that of Broadchurch, and original series creator Chris Chibnall will executive produce and write the opening episode. David Tennant stars as Detective Emmett Carver, an American version of the Broadchurch character Alec Hardy. Carver, a newcomer to Gracepoint,leads the investigation into the shocking murder of a local boy in the tiny Californian coastal town. Meanwhile the town becomes the focus of a media frenzy, the valuable tourist trade suffers and friends and neighbours turn upon one another as suspicion and paranoia grow. Anna Gunn co-stars as local detective Ellie Miller.

Confirmed cast and crew so far:

David Tennant - Emmett Carver

Anna Gunn - Ellie Miller
Michael Peña - Mark Lasseter
Virginia Kull - Beth Lasseter
Jacki Weaver - Susan Wright
Kevin Rankin - Paul Coates
Kevin Zegers - Owen Burke
Josh Hamilton - Joe Miller

Executive Producers: Chris Chibnall, Jane Featherstone, Dan Futterman, Anya Epstein, Carolyn Bernstein
Writers: Chris Chibnall
Directors: James Strong

Shooting will continue until May 2014, and the series is expected to premiere as part of the 2014-15 season on Fox.