Rachel Nichols, star of Showcase’s hit science-fiction TV drama series “Continuum,” recently opened up as to why Vancouver’s “other worldly, futuristic feel” is the perfect location to film the scripted program.
Nichols said the coastal Canadian city has played an integral role that the coastal Canadian city in the creation of the series.
“The city — the aesthetic, the architecture, all the glass, all the windows — especially at night, but even during the day — it has this otherworldly futuristic feel,” the actress, who plays time-traveller Kiera Cameron, told The Province. “I mean, Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and I’ve lived in many of them so I feel like I can say that and speak the absolute truth.”
Nichols went on to say that having the setting filmed at Vancouver actually saves the “Continuum” a lot of effort when they needed to shoot for the show’s cityscape.
“There is this quality about it that feels though as if it is from the future so a lot of what we do on Continuum or other shows that have to have a futuristic element, if you can take what downtown Vancouver looks like and you can elaborate it a little bit or add certain things to it, but you don’t have to create an entirely new city in CG,” she said.
Earlier reports cited Nichols giving her thanks to the TV network for giving her the opportunity to finish the show “with a riveting conclusion that the series truly deserves.” The actress added that the final season is primarily dedicated to the devoted fans of “Continuum.”
“Continuum” Season 4 is slated to premiere on Sunday, July 25 on Showcase.