It has been one of the worst kept secrets in TV circles in recent memory, but Syfy has now formally announced that they have acquired the exclusive US broadcast rights to both seasons (23 episodes) of the Canadian sci-fi series Continuum from international distributor GK-tv. The show’s ten episode first season is set to premiere on Monday January 14th at 8/7c, leading in to the third season premiere of Being Human at 9/8c and the third season premiere of fellow Canadian import Lost Girl at 10/9c. Continuum is the latest international series to be acquired by Syfy. The network also recently picked up the rights to the British series Sinbad and the Canadian series Primeval: New World. All three series join a growing line up of imported scripted originals which includes Lost Girl and the BBC’s Merlin.
Created by Simon Barry, Continuum follows 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 the year 2077, they vault back in time to 2012 sweeping dedicated City Protective Services officer, Kiera, along with them. With unexpected assistance from teen tech genius Alec Sadler, Kiera concentrates on bringing down the terrorists before they can change the course of history forever. Desperate to get back to her husband and son, Kiera impersonates a local law enforcement officer to expedite her investigation, forming an uneasy alliance with her new partner, detective Carlos Fonnegra. The drama series is produced by Reunion Pictures in association with Shaw Media and stars Rachel Nichols (Criminal Minds), Erick Knudsen (Jericho), Victor Webster (Castle), Tony Amendola (Stargate SG-1), Stephen Lobo (Smallville), Lexa Doig (Andromeda), William B. Davis (The X-Files), Roger Cross (24), Luvia Peterson (The L Word), Terry Chen (Combat Hospital) and Omari Newton (Sophie).