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Continuum creator Simon Barry answers burning Reddit questions

On Friday night, days after Showcase announced that it had greenlit a six-episode fourth season of Continuum, show creator Simon Barry took to Reddit to answer fans’ burning questions about the series, his feelings about a shortened run of episodes and what fans can look forward to in 2015.

As expected, most wanted to know exactly how Barry and his writing staff will take the numerous stories angles from Season 3 and wrap them all up in just six instalments.

“Six will be sufficient,” he typed. “Don’t be troubled. Take a long walk and enjoy a glass of nice Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. I recommend RedCarWine.com.” Barry acknowledged to another poster that he had originally had seven seasons in mind when he began putting the adventures of Kiera Cameron (Rachel Nichols) together, but is able to work with what the network has given him. Speaking of Showcase, all Barry would go on the record to say regarding the months of waiting to hear if Continuum would return at all was to state, “I’m sure there are myriad reasons all networks make the decisions they do. I prefer to focus on making the show as good as it can be and let the network figure the rest out.”

As for whether or not Continuum could make the jump to the big screen or appear on Netflix or Hulu, Barry quashed that talk by typing that a pickup isn’t in anyone’s mind at the moment because the plan is to complete storylines with the coming half-dozen instalments.

“But never say never,” he teased. “The ending for Season 4 will be the ending we originally intended regardless of how many seasons we made. I hope to someday play out the missing seasons in an amateur community theatre setting. Human size puppets are not out of the question.”

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Prior to becoming a television critic and partner at TV, Eh?, Greg David was a critic for TV Guide Canada, the country's most trusted source for TV news. He has interviewed television actors, actresses and behind-the-scenes folks from countless programs. Survivor winners, Donald Trump, Jerry Bruckheimer ... he has interviewed (literally) hundreds of TV people over the course of his career. He is a past member of the Television Critics Association.
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2 thoughts on “Continuum creator Simon Barry answers burning Reddit questions”

  1. Hmmm. It’ll be tough to play things out satisfyingly with only 6 episodes, especially something has complicated as Continuum but we shall see.

    1. I feel the same way. There is SO much to cover. The new military guys, that super-old original traveller. Thank goodness the extra Alecs and Kieras were taken care of.

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