Saturday, March 06, 2010

Vancouver Goes Beyond The "Fringe"

"Fringe", the Vancouver-lensed science fiction TV series created by J. J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, has now been renewed for a third season.

The show follows a Boston-based FBI 'Fringe Division' investigative team, under the supervision of US Homeland Security, using unorthodox science and techniques to probe into 'The Pattern', a series of unexplained, ghastly occurrences regularly happening throughout the world.

After a Fox TV-pilot, budgeted at $10 million was shot in Toronto, "Fringe" moved to New York, producing 24 episodes for the first season, but moved to Vancouver for their second season as a 'cost-cutting' measure (and before Ontario's new tax credits were implemented).

"Fringe" follows the exploits of special agent 'Olivia Dunham', scientist 'Walter Bishop' and his son 'Peter Bishop', as they get involved in aspects of fringe science including chimeras, psychic abilities and teleportation, produced by Bad Robot in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Co-creator Abrams took his 'inspiration' for the show from a range of sources, including director Ken Russell's "Altered States" and TV series "The X-Files".

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Fringe"...