Saturday, February 21, 2009

Fringe to Film Second Season in Vancouver?

This was just posted on an hour ago: Fringe may be filming in Vancouver, BC, Canada if it is picked up for a second season.

The series, which is set in Boston, is currently filming in New York. According to the article, the possibility that the State of New York's film/television production tax incentive program - "which just run out of funds" - will not be replenished by the state's governor, David Paterson, is the main reason for the potential move. Apparently, the $685 million budget for Fringe was expected to last until 2013, but is all used up. We all know J.J. Abrams does not make his shows cheap - judging from both LOST and Fringe's expensive pilot episodes, as well as million-dollar budgets per episode - so it is no surprise that all the allocated money for Fringe had been used up. Moreover, both California and Ottawa (which is Canada's capital and is in the Ontario province, in case you don't know) have started enticing productions with their own tax incentive programs.

Hmmm... How would I feel if I saw Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, or John Noble around the Greater Vancouver area? So happy and so excited, of course!

However, this is not set in stone, so I can't get excited just yet. As far as I know, FOX has not officially picked up Fringe for a second season. So there really is no reason to get excited at this point in time.

I'd probably throw a party if Fringe is picked up for a second season and if its filming moves to Vancouver. Maybe.

Stay tuned.

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