Posted Wed Apr 20, 2016 at 05:15 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
The upcoming sci-fi series has started production.
Netflix has announced its latest original series, 'Travelers.' The time-traveling sci-fi drama is produced by Peacock Alley Entertainment Inc., in association with Showcase and Netflix.
Hundreds of years from now, the last surviving humans discover the means of sending consciousness back through time, directly into people in the 21st century. These "travelers" assume the lives of seemingly random people, while secretly working as teams to perform missions in order to save humanity from a terrible future. These travelers are: FBI Special Agent Grant MacLaren (Eric McCormack), the team's leader; Marcy (Mackenzie Porter), a young, intellectually disabled woman in the care of her social worker, David (Patrick Gilmore); Trevor (Jared Paul Abrahamson), a high school quarterback; Carly (Nesta Marlee Cooper), a single mom in an abusive relationship; and Philip (Reilly Dolman), a heroin-addicted college student. Armed only with their knowledge of history and an archive of social media profiles, the travelers discover that 21st century lives and relationships are as much a challenge as their high-stakes missions.
'Travelers' is shooting on location in Vancouver and will premiere exclusively on Netflix outside of Canada later this year. In addition, the series will debut on Showcase in Canada. The show is written, created and produced by WGC and Gemini Award winner Brad Wright. Wright previously served as co-creator of the Emmy Award nominated series 'Stargate SG-1.'
"We're thrilled to be working with Showcase and Netflix and are so proud that Travelers was originally developed at the CFC Prime Time TV Program with Canadian writers," said Brad Wright, Series Writer and Creator. "We're excited to work with this amazing cast led by Eric McCormack. It's all a dream come true for a Scarborough boy like me."
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