From a media release:
Production Underway on Season 3 of CTVâ€™s Hit Crime Drama MOTIVE
- 13 episodes now being shot on location in Vancouver
- Key cast members return for third season, including Kristin Lehman, Gemini Award-winner Louis Ferreira, Brendan Penny, Lauren Holly, and Warren Christie
- Six-time EmmyÂ®-nominated actor Victor Garber (Argo, ALIAS) joins the MOTIVE cast in a recurring guest role
- Jessica Lowndes (90210) and Luisa Dâ€™Oliveira (CRACKED) also set to appear as guest stars this season
CTV announced today, in association with Foundation Features and Lark Productions, that production has begun on Season 3 of the original Canadian crime drama MOTIVE. A 2014 Canadian Screen Award nominee for Best Dramatic Series, MOTIVEâ€™s second season saw an average audience of 1.3 million viewers, a 19% increase over Season 1. Shooting in and around Vancouver through February 2015, MOTIVEâ€™s 13 new episodes will join CTVâ€™s upcoming mid-season lineup.
Acclaimed six-time Emmy Award-nominee Victor Garber (Argo, ALIAS) is set to join the cast this season in a recurring guest role as a victimâ€™s father. Jessica Lowndes (90210) and Luisa Dâ€™Oliveira (CRACKED) are also set to appear as guest stars this season. Starring Kristin Lehman as Detective Angie Flynn, the hit crime drama also stars Louis Ferreira (SGU STARGATE UNIVERSE), Brendan Penny (THE ASSISTANTS), Lauren Holly (NCIS), and Warren Christie (ALPHAS).
The dramatic Season 2 finale of MOTIVE saw Angieâ€™s past and present fatally collide when her involvement in a new trial about an old case called everything she stood for as a detective into question. With Sergeant Cross (Christie) at the centre of it all, and the personal toll he paid as the price in the end, viewers were left wondering if Angie was calling it quits as a member of the homicide team. The third season picks up six months later â€“ with a burnt-out Angie having left the homicide team. But a case with direct personal implications for her beloved partner Detective Oscar Vega (Ferreira) draws her back into the fold.
MOTIVE stars Kristin Lehman as spirited Detective Angie Flynn, Louis Ferreira (SGU STARGATE UNIVERSE) as Detective Oscar Vega, and Brendan Penny (THE ASSISTANTS) as the teamâ€™s eager young Detective Brian Lucas. The series also stars Lauren Holly (NCIS) as the teamâ€™s lead medical examiner, Dr. Betty Rogers, and Warren Christie (ALPHAS) as Sergeant Mark Cross.