One of the best Canadian imports in years has been renewed for a third season and will be exclusive to Netflix going forward, Eric McCormack announced today.
Travelers, an engrossing program originally commissioned and aired on Canadian network Showcase, aired in other regions on Netflix. The streaming net has now acquired all rights to it going forward.
Travelers focuses on a group of time travelers who return to the 21st Century from hundreds of years in their future to keep humanity from suffering a terrible fate.
In their future, they have managed a way to travel in time sending only their consciousness, so each arrival is carefully planned utilizing historical records and data about what vessel will next be vacated by the consciousness that currently inhabits it.
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The travelers then assume the lives of their new hosts
The first two seasons had aired on Showcase in Canada before streaming on Netflix. Series star Eric McCormack, who will direct the Season 3 premiere, made the announcement on Twitter.
“Before I was Will Truman again, I was a Traveler,” McCormack wrote. “And I am so excited to be able to tell our fans, worldwide, that Brad Wright’s subtle and stunning sci-fi drama is back for a third season. I am so proud of this show, particularly that it’s all-Canadian.
This looks like a made for TV movie that you would find on the SyFy Channel. There's a market for those kinds of films, but I don't think it looks that good. Maybe it will interest some of you, though. Here's the synopsis:
The planet has suffered an environmental collapse; the air became dangerous to breathe, the water became toxic, and billions of people died. Generations later, mankind has finally re-established a rudimentary society, in an attempt to pick up the pieces that continue to blister in the sun. Attica Gage (Gina Carano) is a bounty hunter with
A quick recap before diving into the new season: Operatives called Travelers from the future have been sent back to the 21st century in order to carry out various missions set out by the Director, in order to hopefully present the future calamities that are endangering the human race. The operative takes over the contemporary host body just seconds before that person is supposed to die and then takes over their life as a cover.
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The series is set hundreds of years in the future where technology has developed a means of sending people back in time to the 21st century to help save humanity from a grim future. “Will & Grace” alum McCormack plays an FBI agent and team leader of the “travelers.” Mackenzie Porter, Patrick Gilmore, Jared Paul Abrahamson, Nesta Marlee Cooper and Reilly Dolman also star.
Peacock Alley Entertainment is producing for Netflix and Corus Entertainment’s Showcase net. The first season premiered on Showcase in Canada in October, with a Netflix bow to the rest of the world just before Christmas.
McCormack will also be part of NBC’s upcoming “Will & Grace” revival.
Canadian sci-fi series Travelers presents a genuinely fresh and fascinating vision of time travel, and boasts a strong cast...
Warning: contains some episode one plot details.
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Cut from the same sci-fi cloth as The Oa, Travelers is a 12-part series hatched by Brad Wright, best known for his work across both Stargate Sg-1 and Stargate: Atlantis. Set in the distant future, the elevator pitch involves a crack team of Travelers who possess the ability to send someone’s consciousness back in time to inhabit a body in the 21st century – think of Wolverine’s jaunt back in time from Days of Future Past.
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“Travelers” is set hundreds of years from now when the last surviving humans discover the means of sending consciousness back through time, directly into people in the 21st century. Led by FBI Special Agent Grant MacLaren (McCormack), these “travelers” take on the bodies of random people and work together to save humanity from a terrible future. Mackenzie Porter, Patrick Gilmore, Jared Paul Abrahamson, Nesta Marlee Cooper, and Reilly Dolman co-star.
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McCormack previously told TV Insider that his character and the others don’t actually look like themselves in the future,
Hundreds of years from now, the last surviving humans discover the means of sending consciousness back through time, directly into people in the 21st century. These “travelers” assume the lives of seemingly random people, while secretly working as teams to perform missions in order to save humanity from a terrible future. These travelers are: FBI Special Agent Grant MacLaren (Eric McCormack), the team’s leader; Marcy (Mackenzie Porter), a young, intellectually disabled woman in the care of her social worker,
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Netflix and Showcase have announced the start of production on the new original Travelers TV series. The time-traveling sci-fi drama is shooting on location in Vancouver. Travelers is produced by Peacock Alley Entertainment Inc., in association with Showcase and Netflix.
The Travelers cast includes: Eric McCormack, Mackenzie Porter, Patrick Gilmore, Jared Abrahamson, Nesta Cooper, Reilly Dolman, J. Alex Brinson, Arnold Pinnock, Dylan Playfair, and Ian Tracey. Travelers is written, created and produced by Brad Wright. Nick Hurran is directing the pilot. Andy Mikita, Helen Shaver, Martin Wood, Will Waring, and Amanda Tapping will also direct in the first season.
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Netflix and Showcase have announced the start of production on the new original Netflix time-traveling sci-fi series "Travelers" which has begun shooting in Vancouver. Eric McCormack, Mackenzie Porter
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