Almost Human's vision of Vancouver in 2048

Dec 19 2017, 8:52 am

Over a two-night event on Sunday and Monday, the much-anticipated Almost Human sci-fi crime drama premiered on FOX.

Filmed in Vancouver, it did not fail to impress and it provided a glimpse to our city’s ‘future’ in 2048. However, unlike Canadian-produced Continuum, which is also set in Vancouver but in the year 2077, the storyline of Abrams’ new futuristic show is set in Los Angeles.

Almost Human stars 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 J.J. 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).

Adios, Stanley Park. And what’s that thing at David Lam Park?

Almost Human Vancouver 2048

The Lions Gate Bridge still exists. A train line now runs under the bridge deck.

Almost Human Vancouver 2048

The Georgia Viaduct still exists and BC Place got another new roof.

Almost Human Vancouver 2048

The new False Creek “seawall.”

Almost Human Vancouver 2048

The Sheraton Wall Centre and St. Paul’s Hospital still exist.

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Waterfront Station and the SeaBus terminal are still intact.

Almost Human Vancouver 2048

Vancouver is Hong Kong? The sea of skyscrapers stretch as far as Kitsilano and Point Grey. Something also happened to the convention centre’s green roof.

Almost Human Vancouver 2048

Images: FOX Broadcasting