Breaking… Exclusive: Syfy UK has closed a deal with GK-TV to acquire the exclusive first run UK broadcast rights to Canadian science-fiction series Continuum. The show’s ten episode first season is set to premiere on Syfy UK in late September.
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).
Continuum, which has proved to be a hit for Canadian broadcaster Showcase, broke ratings records with its premiere episode on May 27th to become Showcase’s highest-rated single episode ever. The seres premiered to 1.7 million viewers throughout its two airings, garnering a viewership of 900,000 (2+) and 427,000 (A25-54) in its 9 pm timeslot. The series also has the distinction of becoming the second Canadian series to find its UK home on Syfy; the other being fellow Showcase sci-fi series Lost Girl.
Speaking of the acquisition of Continuum, Adam Collings, Channel Director of Syfy UK, said: “With gripping story-telling, high production values and a terrific cast, Continuum has the hallmark of a landmark science fiction series. It combines classic genre themes of dystopian futures and the space-time continuum, with universal themes questioning the nature of good and evil. At its core it’s also the story of a strong-minded heroine’s fight for her future and her family.”