Upcoming TV series Continuum didn’t wrap its first season quietly: filling a downtown block all day Saturday with 125 extras, flashing prop Vancouver police cars, emergency vehicle and firetruck to film scenes of a bomb scare evacuation featuring stars Rachel Nichols and Victor Webster, with guest star Nicholas Lea in the Vancouver police vest. People stopped, photographed and tweeted the shoot, giving Continuum some extra social media buzz before its debut on Showcase on Sunday, May 27th.
From the bomb scare evacuation scene in the 600 block of Thurlow Street, Continuum moved to 1075 West Georgia to film some scenes of Rachel Nichols and Eric Knudson running in and out of the iconic Arthur Erickson-designed building. Someone tweeted about the big green screen, wind machines and stunt mats they lept onto, but I didn’ t get back in time to see it. I did see some of the running scenes without special effects, though.