Netflix have picked up a new time travel series called ‘Travellers’, which stars Eric McCormack.
Netflix is teaming on the project with Canadian TV channel Showcase, which will air the series in Canada, with Netflix carrying it exclusively everywhere the service is available outside of Canada.
For those not in the know. Showcase is the Canadian Channel that has been responsible for hit shows such as ‘Lost Girl’ and ‘Continuum’ to name only two. So this could potentially be another fantastic series.
Also starring in the series, which began filming in and around Vancouver yesterday, MacKenzie Porter, Jared Abrahamson, J. Alex Brinson, Nesta Cooper, Reilly Dolman, Patrick Gilmore, Arnold Pinnock, Dylan Playfair and Ian Tracey.
The series is written and created by Brad Wright, who co-created ‘Stargate SG-1’ and its spin-off shows ‘Atlantis’ and ‘Stargate Universe’.
‘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. 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. Thesetravelers are: FBI Special Agent Grant MacLaren (McCormack), the team’s leader; Marcy (Porter), a young, intellectually disabled woman in the care of her social worker, David (Gilmore); Trevor (Abrahamson), a high school quarterback; Carly (Cooper), a single mom in an abusive relationship; and Philip (Dolman), a heroin-addicted college student. Armed only with their knowledge of history and an archive of social media profiles, the travelers discover that 21st century lives and relationships are as much a challenge as their high-stakes missions.
‘Travelers’ extends on a hot new trend with time travel series, which has seen three time travel related projects go into production. These include ‘Time’ at NBC and ‘Time After Time’ at ABC and comedy ‘Making History’ at Fox, as well as the new CW series ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ and Comedy Central limited series ‘Time Traveling Bong.’
The pilot episode is being directed by Nick Hurran (Sherlock), with Canadians Andy Mikita (Lost Girl), Helen Shaver (Vikings), Martin Wood (Killjoys), Will Waring (Continuum), and Amanda Tapping (Continuum) tapped to direct subsequent episodes.
‘Travelers’ is produced by Peacock Alley Entertainment Inc., in association with Showcase and Netflix.