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US Syfy Acquires Canadian Time-Travel Scifi Drama ‘Continuum’

By on August 27, 2012
Rachel Nichols as Kiera Cameron in Showcase’s Continuum

Rachel Nichols as Kiera Cameron in Showcase’s Continuum

Per Deadline, the US Syfy channel has acquired Canadian time travel show Continuum. The news follows an announcement that the UK Syfy channel picked up the series late last week. Shaw Media also announced that the series would return for a second season on Showcase. Continuum bowed out its freshman season as the most-watched finale in Showcase’s history (900,000 total viewers and 427,000 adults 25-54).

Continuum is a one-hour police drama centered on Kiera Cameron (Rachel Nichols), a cop from the year 2077 who finds herself trapped in present day Vancouver, searching for convicted criminals from the future, known as Liber8. With unexpected assistance from teen tech genius Alec Sadler (Erik Knudsen), Kiera concentrates on bringing down the terrorists before they can change the course of history forever. Impersonating a local law enforcement officer to expedite her investigation, she forms an uneasy alliance with her new partner, detective Carlos Fonnegra (Victor Webster).

“Continuum was a tremendous success for the channel,” said Barbara Williams, Senior Vice President, Content, Shaw Media. “We are proud to green light such a prolific ratings hit and original series for a second season, and to continue Kiera’s journey through time for our dedicated viewers.”

Filmed on location in Vancouver, Continuum is developed and produced by Reunion Pictures in association with Shaw Media.