Streaming services have sure been game-changers when it comes to the way content is consumed! With most platforms dropping an entire season of episodes simultaneously, even current shows are now able to be binge-watched! One major holdout? Apple TV+, which has gone the traditional network route by releasing one new episode of its various original programming per week. The lag is a bit of a bummer for the leagues of fans of its stellar series like “For All Mankind,” “Truth Be Told,” “The Morning Show” and “Home Before Dark.” The second season of the latter, a drama centered around nine-year-old investigative journalist Hilde Lisko (Brooklyn Prince, who is a revelation in the role!), just debuted on June 11 and will continue airing through August 13.
Inspired by the life of a real juvenile reporter, the first season saw Hilde and her family relocating from Brooklyn to the fictional town of Erie Harbor, Washington, after the Liske family patriarch, Matt (Jim Sturgess), loses his job at a Big Apple paper. Upon arriving in the small hamlet, Hilde begins looking into the decades-old cold case of a missing local boy who just happened to be her father’s childhood best friend. Season two sees the young journalist attempting to get to the bottom of an environmental mystery in which wildlife is dying off in droves.
Though “Home Before Dark” is set in the Evergreen State, filming takes place in Vancouver, British Columbia and its environs, largely in the township of Steveston. According to Variety, when it came time to choose a backdrop for the charming series, the showrunners hoped to find “a small town with a lake” that evoked “both a feeling of remoteness and visual intrigue.” When such a location proved elusive, production designer Nelson Coates stepped in and pointed the group toward Steveston, a historic fishing village situated a little over ten miles outside of Vancouver in the city of Richmond. As he explained, “It had fisheries and everyone got excited when I explained that this was the perfect setting where kids could be out on their bikes and you’d feel safe, but it still had this sense of mystery.”
A few area spots utilized include the Steveston Harbour Authority at 12740 Trites Rd., which masks as the Holmes County Sheriff’s Department. The since shuttered Cacao 70 Dip Shop at 3866 Bayview St. portrays the utterly charming ice cream shop run by Meena Roy (Sandy Sidhu). The Buck & Ear Bar & Grill at 12111 3rd Ave. is where Matt confronts Lt. Frank Briggs, Jr. (Michael Weston) in episode three, “Sting like a Bee.” And Erie Harbor School is really Lord Byng Secondary School at 3939 W. 16th Ave. in Vancouver, an oft-filmed site known for its appearances in “Pretty Little Liars,” “Riverdale,” “Fear” and “The Boy Who Could Fly.”