Deadline is reporting that SyFy is closing the deal on bringing the Canadian hit SciFi series, Continuum to the U.S. SyFy U.K. finalized the same deal last week for the series and are wasting no time bringing it audiences with a premiere date of September 27th, and with good reason. The futuristic cop show starring Rachel Nichols (Alias, Star Trek) was the highest rated episodic telecast in Canadian history when it premiered on Canada’s Showcase network on May 27th.
Honestly, this looks pretty damned good and we’re looking forward to it, however, once again, we would like to point out that this is yet another show coming to SyFy’s lineup in complete contradiction of the “no more time-travel” mantra at the network… y’know… the mantra that inspired the name-change of the network.
From SyFy U.K.:
Continuum stars RACHEL NICHOLS (Criminal Minds, Alias) as Kiera Cameron, a cop from the future who finds herself trapped in the present day.
When a group of fanatical terrorists escape their planned execution in the year 2077, they vault back in time to 2012 sweeping dedicated City Protective Services officer, Kiera, along with them. Desperate to get back to her husband and son in 2012, Kiera concentrates on bringing down the terrorists before they can change the course of history forever.
Alongside RACHEL NICHOLS as Kiera, Continuum stars ERIK KNUDSEN (Jericho, Scream) as Alec Sadler and VICTOR WEBSTER (Castle, Melrose Place) as Detective Carlos Fonnegra.