It’s no Timecop (what is?), but Syfy’s new series Continuum does prominently feature a time travelling law enforcement officer. The show recently wrapped up its initial run—which aired earlier in the Great White North of Canada—and now it has been announced that the show will return for a sophomore season.
Producers have already teased season two, but now it is official. Not a massive ratings hit, Continuum turned in decent ratings, hence the extension.
The turn around time will be relatively short, as the first of thirteen new season two episodes is scheduled to roll off of the assembly line on June 7 of this year. That isn’t long for fans of the show to wait at all. It will also get some new digs, moving to a Friday, 10pm time slot.
Continuum follows the adventures of officer Kiera Cameron (Rachel Nichols, Star Trek), a cop from a dystopian 2077. Attempting to stop the escape of a group of anti-government radicals, she is catapulted into the past—our present—where she must adjust to life in our time, as well as prevent more violent terrorist attacks. It’s a full time job. Luckily for her, she BS’s her way into a job on the police force, and has a sexy partner, Carlos (Victor Webster, Castle).
We’re not talking about the greatest show ever here, but it has an interesting premise, one they’ve only just started to explore. While Kiera explores our world, she encounters the seeds of what will become her own. You’ll also recognize familiar faces from all manner of sci-fi shows, like Stargate, Andromeda, Battlestar Galactica, and more.
What do you think? Did you watch the first season of Continuum? If so, will you tune in Fridays this summer for season two?