California Doubling: Due to the fact that it was a Canadian production, locations in Toronto and the surrounding area act as doubles for Detroit.
Casting Gag: The late Martin Milner appears in "The Human Factor" and "Corporate Raiders" as Alex Murphy's father, Russell Murphy. Turns out, the apple didn't fall fat from the tree, as Russell as a cop, too.
Defictionalization: GPS that provides driving directions and real time updating of traffic conditions via the Internet and accepted voice commands? Nowadays, we have something similar called Waze. What the show portrayed was pretty much Rule of Cool back in the 90s when most real-life GPS devices could do was provide the user with a coordinate in numeric form and a rudimentary compass function, and you had to use a map with it to figure out where you arenote only in Japan do they have a GPS system that showed a map on the screen at that time, but even then the maps came on CD-ROM and the thing didn't do speech recognition, instead you had to use a resistive touchscreen to enter your destination.
You Look Familiar: The series had a few actors who would appear in later installments. Blu Mankuma, wno played Reed's counterpart, Stan Parks, voiced a version of Reed in Alpha Commando. Maurice Dean Wint and Geraint Wyn Davies, who respectively played John Cable and David Kaydick in RoboCop: Prime Directives appeared in The Series as a gang leader in "Officer Down" and an OCP executive in "Provision 22" (again respectively). Lastly, Daniel Kash, who played cartel boss Reggie Braga, played Corrupt Cop John Lake in the reboot.