Created and Written by Brad Wright, Season 2 Sees All-Canadian Cast Return with Series Star Eric McCormack
Production Begins this March in Vancouver
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TORONTO, Feb. 8, 2017 /CNW/ - Showcase announced today that Travelers, the #1 new Fall series*, will return for a second season with production beginning this March in Vancouver. Produced by Peacock Alley Entertainment Inc., in association with Showcase and Netflix, Season 2 of the time-travelling sci-fi drama will air exclusively on Showcase in Canada in Fall 2017. Series Writer and Creator Brad Wright returns, along with series leads Eric McCormack, Jared Abrahamson, Nesta Cooper, Reilly Dolman, Patrick Gilmore, and MacKenzie Porter.
"From Lost Girl to Continuum, Showcase has a proven track record for delivering quality, homegrown hits," said Daniel Eves, Senior Vice President, Kids and General Entertainment, Corus Entertainment. "Travelers is an exemplary production that spotlights Canadian talent on screen and off and it's an honour to add Brad Wright's latest masterpiece to our roster of critically-acclaimed original series."
Season 1 of Travelers followed a group of people from the future who have discovered how to send consciousness back through time, directly into people in the 21st century. These "travelers" assumed the lives of seemingly random people, while secretly working as teams to perform high-stakes missions in order to save the world from a terrible future. Starring Eric McCormack as FBI Special Agent Grant MacLaren, MacKenzie Porter as Marcy, Patrick Gilmore as David, Jared Paul Abrahamson as Trevor, Nesta Cooper as Carly, and Reilly Dolman as Philip, Season 2 of Travelers picks up on the group's haunting realization that their missions may have altered the future in ways they did not predict.
"I couldn't be more proud of the Canadian team who worked passionately to bring this new series to life," said Brad Wright, Writer and Creator, Travelers. "We are so excited to reunite in Vancouver this spring and start our work on the sophomore season for Showcase."
"I'm as proud of Travelers as any show I've ever been part of," said Eric McCormack. "And I'm blown away by this extraordinary young cast as any group of actors I've ever worked with. That the entire team is Canadian is icing on the cake, which makes my friend, Brad Wright, the cherry on top."
Travelers is produced by Peacock Alley Entertainment Inc., in association with Showcase and Netflix, and is distributed by Sky Vision.
*Source: Numeris PPM Data, FL'16 (Aug29/16 – Jan1/17) – confirmed data, M-Su 2a-2a, Total Canada, AMA(000), CDN SPEC DIG ENG, excludes sports. Based on A18-49 and A18-34.
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Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company's portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 45 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children's book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus' roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.
Peacock Alley Entertainment Inc.
Peacock Alley Entertainment creates prime-time scripted and factual content for both domestic and international channels. Company President, Carrie Mudd and Chairman, Neil Court, launched Peacock Alley in 2012, bringing their development, production and distribution experience across multiple genres to the packaging of premium content. Peacock Alley's roster of successful, critically acclaimed programming includes series such as Unusually Thicke (HGTV & POP), Illusions of Grandeur (OLN), Brave New Girls (E!) and Money Moron (Slice Network).
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