Behind the scenes of American Gothic
CBS’ new summer murder mystery series is being shot close to home
By JOHN KUCKO
TORONTO, N.Y. (WROC-TV)
News 8 recently got up-close and behind the scenes of American Gothic – a summer series CBS expects to deliver gripping drama, starring Virginia Madsen and produced by Stephen Spielberg’s company.
American Gothic is a CBS murder mystery set in an affluent Boston suburb, but in reality, most of the show was shot not far from Rochester, in Toronto.
“It’s really become the place to be, it’s alive with it here,” said actress Stephanie Leonidas, who plays Sophie Hawthorne. “But what I like is there is so much going on in the film world here. It’s very much like London – it’s not the entire city, it’s kind of separate to that, and it’s a really chilled out relaxed city.”
John Kucko visited Cinespace Studios in Toronto, where more and more films and primetime series are being shot.
The spacious studio is now home to a full-scale hospital wing, which serves as the setting for the 13 episode murder mystery. But it’s still a movie set – open the right door, and you’ll find yourself in a construction zone.