Syfy nearing pick-up of Canadian series Continuum
This weekend fans of the Canadian science fiction series Continuum celebrated the news that broadcaster Showcase will be bringing the series back for a second season … and is close to a deal with an unnamed broadcaster to bring the show to the U.S. (story).
Cue Monday morning, and Deadline reports that broadcaster is … Syfy Channel.
It’s an obvious home for the drama, which drew record viewership to the Canadian channel over its 10-episode run this spring. Syfy also airs Showcase’s fantasy series Lost Girl in the States.
Syfy U.K. has already picked up Continuum, according to Deadline.
Continuum tells the story of a cop from the future (Rachel Nichols) who is sent back in time, where she must stop a group of fanatical terrorists from changing the future as she knows it. With the show set in and filmed in Vancouver several familiar Stargate faces appear, including Tony Amendola (“Bra’tac”), Jennifer Spence (“Lisa Park”), and Lexa Doig (“Carolyn Lam”).
If the U.S. network treats the series like it did Lost Girl this year, expect the first two seasons to air in rapid succession in 2013, in order to catch up.
Season Two of Continuum is expected to premiere next spring in Canada, with a boosted order of 13 episodes.
(Thanks to Michael for the tip!)
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