J.J. Abrams is returning to Vancouver, bringing with him his latest television series Almost Human to the city.
The primetime science fiction/crime drama is set in the year 2048 but unlike Canadian-produced Continuum, which is also set in Vancouver but in the year 2077, the storyline of Abrams’ new futuristic show will be set in Los Angeles.
A trailer promoting the new FOX Broadcasting series shows the real Vancouver skyline with new masses of towering buildings that would make today’s planners at City Hall roll in their graves decades from now. The first shot is taken from the vantage point of the road deck on the Georgia Viaduct while the second is shot from the Sheraton Wall Centre.
We’re not sure what happened with BC Place Stadium, which seems to have received another makeover, but Rogers Arena and St. Paul’s Hospital are still pictured and unscathed.
Almost Human will star New Zealand actor Karl Urban who is best known for playing Eomer in the second and third films of Peter Jackson’s The Lord of The Rings and Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy in Abrams’ recent Star Trek films.
This will be Abrams’ third television series produced in Vancouver. The renowned director is known to have an affinity for producing his shows in Vancouver, which has previously included Fringe (with Vancouver playing New York and Boston) as well as Alcatraz (with Vancouver playing San Francisco).
Vancouver is currently home to many television favourites like Supernatural, Arrow, The Killing, Once Upon a Time, Bates Motel and The Tomorrow People.
Almost Human will premiere over two nights on Sunday, November 17 and Monday, November 18 at 8 p.m. PST/EST.
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