Netflix will be the exclusive streamer for the upcoming third season of science fiction drama “Travelers.” The first two seasons had aired on Showcase in Canada before streaming on Netflix. Series star Eric McCormack, who will direct the Season 3 premiere, made the announcement on Twitter.
“Before I was Will Truman again, I was a Traveler,” McCormack wrote. “And I am so excited to be able to tell our fans, worldwide, that Brad Wright’s subtle and stunning sci-fi drama is back for a third season. I am so proud of this show, particularly that it’s all-Canadian. From our devoted Vancouver crew, to an uber-talented young cast who hail from Alberta, BC, Manitoba and Ontario, to my producing partners and our Toronto roots, Travelers is a series as Canadian in its creation, as it is global in scope. I am counting the days ‘til I return, not just as Special Agent Grant MacLaren, and as a producer, but as the director of the 3rd season premiere. Travelers will continue to be unwavering in its dedication to Canadian talent, and in its drive to be one of the strongest, most binged shows on Netflix.”
Debuting on Oct. 17, 2016, “Travelers” stars Eric McCormack as a special operative — or “traveler” — from a post-apocalyptic future who has his consciousness sent back in time and transferred into the body of a present-day person who otherwise would have died. Travelers must work to prevent the collapse of society and the post-apocalypse future from coming to pass. The travelers’ stories will continue for at least one more season.
McCormack will also remain one of the four ingredients on the current revival of NBC sitcom “Will & Grace,” which is confirmed to return next season.