After months of waiting, Canadian network Showcase has decided on the fate of sci-fi series Continuum.
The Shaw Media owned and operated channel has picked up the Simon Barry created series starring Rachel Nichols for a six episode fourth and final season to air in 2015, TVWise has learned. Syfy, who air the series in the United States, has also renewed their licensing deal for Continuum and will air the final six episodes shortly after they debut in Canada.
Continuum follows Kiera Cameron (Nichols), a cop from the future who finds herself trapped in the present day after a group of fanatical terrorists escapes their planned execution by vaulting back in time to 2012, inadvertently sweeping Kiera along the way. Erick Knudsen, Victor Webster, Tony Amendola, Stephen Lobo, Lexa Doig, William B. Davis, Roger Cross, Luvia Peterson, Terry Chen and Omari Newton also star.
“Continuum’s award-winning success on Showcase is a testament to the quality of our Canadian original productions,” said Christine Shipton, Senior Vice President of Content for Shaw Media. “With Executive Producer Simon Barry at its helm, the fourth and final season of Continuum is bound to deliver a heroic conclusion to the futuristic series.”
With this decision, Showcase has now opted to end the run of their two hit sci-fi series. The channel previously announced that the 16 episode fifth season of Lost Girl, which premiered earlier this week, would be the show’s last. Both Lost Girl and Continuum have been big sellers on the international market, racking up numerous sales for their international distributors.
The announcement that Continuum is to end its run is quite timely as it comes only a week after Syfy UK was able to come to terms with series’ new international distributor, Endemol Worldwide Distribution, to pick up the UK broadcast rights to the show’s third season. The channel previously aired the first two seasons of the show between 2012 and 2013.