SyFy: Premiere Date For Canadian Import ‘Continuum’ Finally Announced

Via Press Release:

SYFY WILL PREMIERE NEW ORIGINAL SERIES CONTINUUM MONDAY, JANUARY 14 AT 8PM

TIME TRAVELING POLICE DRAMA IS CANADA’S HIGHEST-RATED SCRIPTED BASIC CABLE SERIES

NEW YORK – November 12, 2012 – Joining recent original series acquisitions such as the hit Lost Girl and the upcoming Primeval: New Worldand SinbadSyfy today announced it will premiere the time traveling police drama Continuum – Canada’s highest-rated scripted basic cable series – beginning Monday, January 14 at 8PM (ET/PT).

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 escapes their planned execution in 2077 by vaulting back in time to 2012, they inadvertently sweep along Kiera, a dedicated City Protective Services officer.

With unexpected assistance from teen tech genius Alec Sadler, played by Erik Knudsen (Jericho, Scream 4), Kiera infiltrates the local police department and forms an uneasy alliance with her new partner, detective Carlos Fonnegra, portrayed by Victor Webster (Castle, Melrose Place). Though desperate to get back to her husband and son, Kiera concentrates on bringing down the terrorists before they change the course of history.

The January 14 premiere of Continuum will lead into the third season premieres of Syfy’s hit series Being Human at 9PM and Lost Girl at 10PM.

Executive producers of Continuum are Simon Barry (The Art of War), Jeff King (Stargate SG-1, White Collar), Tom Rowe (Tin Man), Pat Williams (Smallville), and Reunion Pictures. Writer: Simon Barry. Director: Jon Cassar (24, Terra Nova).

In addition to the first two seasons for on-air, Syfy has also acquired the U.S. home entertainment rights to Continuum. Universal Studios Home Entertainment will handle the DVD distribution and are targeting a DVD release shortly after the season finale on Syfy.

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)

 

SyFy To Acquire Canadian Science Fiction Series ‘Continuum’

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 (AliasStar 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 MindsAlias) 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.