Crew for the FOX pilot Almost Human (formerly Human) built a futuristic coffee kiosk on a sidewalk under the Cambie Bridge to shoot a scene on Easter Monday of masked kidnappers abducting a plainclothes Los Angeles police officer and driving away. I got there too late to see the abduction so I don’t know which actor was taken, but this is probably the officer whom John Kennex (Karl Urban of Star Trek) and his android cop partner Dorian (Michael Ealy) try to rescue from Gastown’s Winters Hotel.
J.J. Abrams and Fringe showrunner Joel Wyman’s futuristic buddy cop show is about LAPD officers partnered with androids and focuses on one particular pairing between John Kemnex and android Dorian, where the android displays more emotions than the human because the human is shut down after getting seriously hurt on a mission. Other characters include a cop-with-strong-morals Valerie Stahl (Minka Kelly), another police officer (Michael Irby) and the police captain (Lili Taylor).
Brad Anderson (The Machinist) directed the pilot not Joel Wyman but Wyman was in Vancouver overseeing production. I spotted him without his mohawk on set last week conferring with Anderson between takes under the Cambie Bridge.
Joel Wyman back in the same place where he directed the Fringe series finale.
Bar code licence plate.
Prop future LAPD cars taken away after scene wrapped of an attack on a convoy with an overturned car at the Easy Park lot behind Olympic Village station on the Canada Line.
After Almost Human wrapped under the Cambie Bridge it moved into the Terminal City Ironworks complex in east Vancouver where it reportedly filmed scenes in a Blue Light district on Monday and Tuesday nights before wrapping filming in Vancouver altogether. Crew positioned an 80 foot rain tower and lighting lift on the east side of the warehouses in the TCI complex. Sounds very Blade Runner, doesn’t it?