Filmed in Vancouver: FringeSeptember 28th, 2012 by Lesley Chang
Continuing on the sci-fi trend, I’ve gotta say that Fringe is one of my favourite science fiction TV shows on air right now. They’ve taken this show to many different places and while the first season wasn’t filmed in Vancouver, seasons 2 through 5 were.
Fringe follows FBI agent Olivia Dunham (portrayed by Anna Torv), Peter Bishop (local Vancouverite Josh Jackson) and Walter Bishop (John Noble), who are members of a Federal Bureau of Investigation “Fringe Division” team based in Boston, Massachusetts. The team uses “fringe” science and FBI investigative techniques to investigate a series of unexplained, often ghastly occurrences, which are related to mysteries surrounding a parallel universe. Call them what you want – I still call them The Scoobies (you Buffy fans will know what I’m talking about!). I like to think that this show has the feel of an updated version of the X-Files (also filmed in Vancouver!) with elements from War of the Worlds.
The production has been filming all over Vancouver, but the most prominent shot is probably this one below:
Come on, guys – it’s clearly the Vancouver Public Library downtown! That’s not the New York Fringe division. We’re totally on to you.
Yep, that’s really Boston. They do actually use the inside of The Orpheum Theatre as part of the storyline. It’s quite interesting, I promise.
If you squint, you can see the National Ave road sign hanging by the stoplight. This was on Main street, facing south. Hey look, Josh Jackson’s in this shot!
While Vancouver is Josh Jackson’s native stomping grounds, John Noble seems to like it so much here that he owns a home out by English Bay – or so my sources tell me. Fringe returns for its fifth and final season tonight, Friday September 28 at 9pm on Fox.
Filed under Arts and Entertainment.