World broadcast premiere Sunday, March 16 at 9pm ET/PT
TORONTO, Feb. 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Showcase's Canadian original action-drama Continuum returns this March as announced today by series stars Rachel Nichols and Victor Webster in a video released to fans via @showcasedotca. The critically acclaimed drama, nominated for three 2014 Canadian Screen Awards, stars Nichols (Criminal Minds, Alias) as Kiera Cameron, a policewoman from 2077 who finds herself trapped in present-day Vancouver. Featuring 13 hour-long episodes, the third season of Continuum premieres on Sunday, March 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT exclusively on Showcase.
"Continuum is one of Showcase's biggest successes and it's easy to see why," said Barbara Williams, Senior Vice President, Content, Shaw Media. "The series features a strong ensemble cast, stellar writing and a plot rich in mythology, suspense, politics and emotional drama. Beyond the trappings of a futuristic action-drama, Continuum is also the story of a woman burdened with the choice of saving the future or going home to her family. We're excited to bring another season of this award-winning series to Showcase, where it will continue to captivate new and returning fans."
In season three of Continuum, Kiera Cameron faces the immediate consequences of Alec Sadler's (Erik Knudsen; Jericho, Scream 4) shocking betrayal. Captured in the season two finale by the Freelancers, a group fulfilling their self-assigned task of collecting and incarcerating time travelers in order to protect history's timeline, Kiera must forge new alliances to escape, while also contending with a newly strategic Liber8 organization and a growing darkness in her police partner Carlos Fonnegra (Victor Webster; Castle, Melrose Place). Ultimately, Kiera is faced with heart-wrenching decisions as she discovers that the world she came from is not as it seemed.
New to the cast this season is Rachael Crawford (Alphas, The Firm) who joins as a guest star in a multiple episode arc. Returning cast include Stephen Lobo (Smallville, Little Mosque On The Prairie), Lexa Doig (V, Stargate SG-I), Omari Newton (Blue Mountain State, Sophie), Luvia Petersen (The L Word), Terry Chen (Bates Motel, Combat Hospital), Brian Markinson (Mad Men, Arctic Air), and Jennifer Spence (SGU Stargate Universe).
The announcement made by Rachel Nichols and Victor Webster is available at showcase.ca. Users can also view the entire first and second seasons of Continuum at showcase.ca in advance of the season three premiere.
Continuum is created by Executive Producer Simon Barry (The Art of War) while DGC Award winner Patrick Williams (Shattered, Smallville) is Executive Producer and Director. Reunion Pictures partners Tom Rowe, Lisa Richardson and Matthew O'Connnor are Executive Producers.
Filmed on location in Vancouver, BC, Continuum is developed and produced by Reunion Pictures. International distribution is handled by Endemol. The series is now seen internationally in over 132 countries.
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Video with caption: "Rachel Nichols and Victor Webster announce the premiere date of Continuum Season 3 in a special message for fans.". Video available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/cgi-bin/playback.cgi?file=20140206_C8136_VIDEO_EN_36393.mp4&posterurl=http://photos.newswire.ca/images/20140206_C8136_PHOTO_EN_36393.jpg&clientName=SHOWCASE&caption=Rachel%20Nichols%20and%20Victor%20Webster%20announce%20the%20premiere%20date%20of%20Continuum%20Season%203%20in%20a%20special%20message%20for%20fans%2E&title=SHOWCASE%20%2D%20Intrigue%2C%20betrayal%20and%20shocking%20new%20alliances%20abound%20in%20season%203%20of%20Showcase%27s%20hit%20series%20Continuum%20%20&headline=Intrigue%2C%20betrayal%20and%20shocking%20new%20alliances%20abound%20in%20season%203%20of%20Showcase%27s%20hit%20series%20Continuum%20%20
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