Canada’s new time travel hit will arrive south of the border in January.
Syfy Channel has announced that it will premiere the first season of the Showcase series Continuum on Monday, January 14 at 8/7c. The series will begin a 3-hour block of Monday originals, followed by Season Three of Being Human at 9 and Lost Girl at 10 p.m.
The story follows a police officer from the year 2077 — CPS Protector Kiera Cameron (Rachel Nichols, Alias) — who is accidentally thrown back in time to our present-day, along with a group of violent terrorists.
Cameron joins forces with the local Vancouver police force, including new partner Carlos Fonnegra (Victor Webster, Mutant X). She also meets the man behind much of the future’s technological advancements: Alec Sadler (Erik Knudsen, Jericho), who is now just a boy.
Brian Markinson, Stephen Lobo, Jennifer Spence, Tony Amendola, Roger R. Cross, and Lexa Doig also co-star.
The 10-episode season began in Canada at the end of May and finished up in early August. According to a Syfy press release it was Canada’s highest-rated scripted series on basic cable. Season Two airs in Canada next year, and will be expanded to 13 episodes.
If Syfy treats the new show like its other Showcase acquisition, Lost Girl, it may quickly air Season Two on the heels of Season One in order to catch up with Canada.
In the U.K., Season One is currently airing Thursday nights at 10 p.m. on Syfy.
Syfy also picked up the U.S. home distribution rights for Continuum, and its sister company Universal Studios Home Entertainment will release Season One on DVD shortly after the finale is broadcast.
Have you seen Continuum yet? Or are you planning to tune in on Syfy? Check out our Continuum series guide now … but watch out for possible spoilers in the synopses for later episodes.