Continuum’s debut last night on Showcase was big. How big? 1.7 million Canadians tuned into the two airings. That makes it the #1 drama on cable this year (see press release)
Originally called Out of Time, Continuum is part sci fi, part police procedural about a future police officer Kiera Cameron (Rachel Nichols), who travels back in time from Vancouver in the year 2077 to Vancouver in the year 2012, swept up in an escape by a group of terrorists — Liber8 — who plan to change the future from the past by targeting the corporations that will come to rule the world. Cameron impersonates a present-day police officer and ends up being partnered with detective Carlos Fonnegra (Victor Webster), who refuses to give her a weapon in this shootout with the terrorists, filmed in Victory Square this past January. Give her a weapon Fonnegra. She needs one.
UPDATE: Continuum filmed the exterior of an early Liber8 breakin at a Military Surplus Discount Store at east Vancouver’s Deakin Industries.
And filmed the present-day scene of Rachel Nichols’ Keira finding the park where the SADTECH tower will be located in CBC Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Courtyard. As well as the scene where Keira in 2077 first meets William B. Davis’s aged and probably nefarious Alec Sadler. That’s one I wish I’d seen being shot.