Second Avenue in Qualicum Beach was frequently used as a filming location for season 1.

Second Avenue in Qualicum Beach was frequently used as a filming location for season 1.

Chesapeake Shores returning to film in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Season 1, filmed here last summer, was a big hit for the W Network

Locally-filmed Chesapeake Shores gets the green light for a second season.

The show began filming in Parksville Qualicum Beach in April of last year and wrapped up in July.

Chesapeake Shores was W Network’s most-watched series in that network’s history among women aged 25-54 and adults aged 25-54.

Tanya Price, the locations and special projects manager with Vancouver Island North Film Commission, said filming will be in Parksville, Qualicum Beach and Nanaimo once again. Price said all of the key filming locations have been retained from the previous season.

Second Avenue in Qualicum Beach was frequently used as a filming location, while other locations included Milner Gardens and Woodland in Qualicum Beach and St. Anne’s Anglican Church and Community Park, both in Parksville.

Price said she’s not sure how long the actual filming will be going on for, but the series has been increased to 10 episodes. Season one had nine episodes with the pilot being filmed in Steveston in 2015.

Production on the 10-episode season is scheduled to start this spring for a summer 2017 premiere. The announcement was made at the Television Critics Association gala last month.

Chesapeake Shores is based on a series of books by author Sherryl Woods.

The multi-generational family drama of Chesapeake Shores follows Abby O’Brien (Meghan Ory), a high-powered career woman, divorcee and mother of two young daughters (Kayden and Abbie Magnuson), who makes a trip from New York City to her hometown of Chesapeake Shores.

Her visit home brings Abby face to face with her past, including her high school sweetheart Trace (Jesse Metcalfe), her uncompromising father (Treat Williams and her esteemed grandmother (Diane Ladd). Abby realizes the toll her career has taken on her ability to be a hands-on mother to her daughters, and considers a permanent move to Chesapeake Shores.

Chesapeake Shores premiered in Canada on the W Network on Aug. 18, 2016 with nine episodes — eight of which were filmed throughout Parksville, Qualicum Beach and Nanoose Bay.