EXCLUSIVE: I have just learned that Syfy UK has picked up the exclusive first run UK broadcast rights to the 13 episode second season of Canadian science-fiction series Continuum from international distributor GK-tv. My sources tell me that the show’s second season is set to premiere on Syfy UK next Autumn. The move to pick up the rights to season 2 comes just as the show’s 10 episode first season is wrapping its run on the channel. The pick up had been expected for some time, with TVWise reporting last week that the move was likely, given the ratings performance of the series. New episodes of Continuum have been averaging an impressive 0.4 million viewers in its Thursday night 10pm time-slot (significantly above the slot average), according to consolidated figures.
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).