Premiere Episodes for Continuum and Lost Girl's Final Seasons Join
Mr. Robot on Over a Dozen Media Platforms on August 21
TORONTO, Aug. 19, 2015 /CNW/ - Showcase, the #1 Canadian Specialty Entertainment Network of the summer* is launching its critically acclaimed lineup of Fall shows with a massive pre-linear, multi-platform sampling opportunity for the premiere episodes of three highly anticipated series. The premiere episode of Mr. Robot is available now, exclusively on ETCanada.com and Showcase.ca, before being made available on over a dozen platforms alongside the premiere episodes for the final seasons of two fan-favourite Canadian original series, Continuum and Lost Girl, beginning August 21.
"As one of Canada's leading media companies and content providers, Shaw Media is celebrating three of its award-winning series, two of which are Canadian originals, with our largest multi-platform pre-release ever," said Christine Shipton, SVP and Chief Creative Officer, Shaw Media. "This launch strategy puts our hit shows in front of more Canadians than ever before, giving viewers everywhere the opportunity to sample this trio of thrilling dramas before their broadcast premieres."
Mr. Robot's premiere episode is available now on ETCanada.com and Showcase.ca. On August 21, the premiere episodes for the final seasons of Showcase's award-winning original series, Continuum and Lost Girl, join Mr. Robot on 13 media platforms. These platforms include Shaw Media digital properties: Action-tv.ca, ETCanada.com, MyLifetimeTV.ca, Slice.ca, Showcase.ca, GlobalTV.com, and the Global Go App; on iTunes, YouTube, set-top box with most major television providers through Global On Demand and Showcase On Demand, the accompanying online portal for Showcase On Demand, and with Canadian streaming service, shomi (available August 25).
Videos expire on all platforms on Thursday, September 3 at 11:59pm ET. Prior to the broadcast premieres of new episodes, viewers can also catch up on Showcase's hit originals Continuum (Season 1-3) and Lost Girl (Season 1-4) exclusively on shomi. Watch the first half of Lost Girl's fifth and final season only on Showcase.ca.
Fall 2015 Premieres
Mr. Robot is a techno thriller that follows Elliot (Rami Malek, The Pacific), a young programmer, who works as a cyber-security engineer by day and as a vigilante hacker by night. Elliot finds himself at a crossroad when the mysterious leader of an underground hacker group (Christian Slater, The Adderall Diaries) recruits him to destroy the firm he is paid to protect. Compelled by his personal beliefs, Elliot struggles to resist the chance to take down the multinational CEOs he believes are running (and ruining) the world. This contemporary and culturally resonant drama also stars Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin and Martin Wallström. Showcase presents the Canadian series premiere of Mr. Robot on Friday, September 4 at 10pm ET/PT.
In the fourth and final season of the hit Canadian original series Continuum, Kiera Cameron (Rachel Nichols) and the mysterious time traveler, Brad Tonkin (Ryan Robbins) must battle the Future Soldiers who arrived in a flash of light in the last moments of season three. Meanwhile, Kiera's alliance with the remaining members of Liber8 challenges her relationship with both Carlos (Victor Webster) and Alec (Erik Knudsen). Kiera must also face off against Kellog (Stephen Lobo), who is using every option available to him to become the ruler of a dark future built in his image. Ultimately Kiera is put to the test when the dream of potentially reuniting with her family is reignited. Showcase presents the broadcast premiere of Continuum's final season on Friday, September 4 at 9pm ET/PT.
Lost Girl ramps up for its final #FAEwell with the last eight episodes from one of Canadian television's most popular original supernatural dramas. Over five seasons, Lost Girlhas told the story of supernatural seductress, Bo (Anna Silk), a tough yet loveable Succubus who feeds off sexual energy. Since realizing she is part of the Fae, creatures of legend and folklore living among humans, Bo has forged her own path between the human and Fae worlds, while embarking on a mission to unlock the secrets of her origin. In the blow-out final episodes, Bo is desperate to stop the Ancients who are hell bent on wiping out all of Human and Faekind. Bo's thrilling final journey brings her face-to-face with her greatest foe yet. Showcase presents the broadcast premiere of Lost Girl's final eight episodes on Sunday, September 6 at 9pm ET/9:30pm PT.
Showcase is celebrating its Fall slate of critically acclaimed dramas and thrillers at this year's 2015 Fan Expo Canada, running September 3-6, 2015 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
Showcase 2015 Fan Expo Canada Screening Schedule
Thursday, September 3: Continuum, Season 4, Episode 2
Friday, September 4: Mr. Robot, Season 1, Episode 2
Saturday, September 5: Lost Girl, Season 5B, Episode 2
Sunday, September 6: Haven, Season 5B, Episode 1
MEDIA NOTE: Showcase's full Fan Expo Canada schedule, including screening times, locations, autograph opportunities, and Q&As to be posted at Showcase.ca soon.
Watch the Series Promos (embed links available):
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