Leo Awards 2013: Coming-of-age story Becoming Redwood leads with 16 nods
The Vancouver-set Showcase sci-fi series Continuum leads the TV nominations with 16 nods, followed by the action adventure series Arctic Air with 14. For best actor in a TV series, the nominees are Kevin McNulty (Arctic Air), Niall Matter (Primeval: New World), and Michael Shanks (Saving Hope). For best actress in a TV series, it’s Pascale Hutton (Arctic Air), Jodi Balfour (Bomb Girls) and Meg Tilly (Bomb Girls). Read more.
Continuum, Showcase – “Second Skin”
It appears another time traveler has arrived in 2013 when the CMR network “pings” a brief connection with another CPS suit. Kiera’s pursuit of the traveler leads her to her old partner, Elena – but also draws unwanted Liber8 attention, and dangerous scrutiny from Gardiner of Kiera’s every move.
Continuum, Showcase – “Second Thoughts”
Alec is injured in a car accident while joyriding with his friends who are intoxicated on a dangerous new drug sweeping the streets. Kiera recognizes this new poison as a drug from her future and deduces that Liber8 is responsible for putting it on the streets. Julian’s mother visits him in prison, awakening his desire to take the fight in a new direction.
From a media release:
THE END IS JUST THE BEGINNING TO SHOWCASE’S ALL NEW CONTINUUM INTERACTIVE VINE INITIATIVE
- Initiative leverages digital media’s newest video-sharing app to expand the TV narrative and encourage fan created content
- Audience participation will affect season two finale
Showcase unleashes the first fully integrated convergence of Vine and dramatic television with Continuum Interactive. The online initiative developed by Showcase in association with Secret Location, curates digital storytelling that will live on Showcase.ca/continuum, Twitter and Facebook. The multi-layered initiative empowers fans of Continuum to decide the outcome of the season two finale, through sharing and creating original social content.
Using the innovative video application Vine, six-second web-exclusive videos will be released on showcase.ca/continuum by an anonymous webmaster after each new episode of the series. The videos will focus on the pro and anti Liber8 conflict within Continuum and expand on the mythology of the series. Existing and new audiences can voice their opinions on the webmaster’s videos by sharing the videos and tweeting @Liber8Now or @1FutureOurWay, by posting them on Facebook, or by creating their own Vine videos.
Other ways fans can engage with the narrative is by tweeting @ContinuumSeries using the unique hashtags #Liber8Now and #1FutureOurWay. By picking a hashtag, fans are choosing a side on the debate, which will ultimately influence the outcome of the season two finale. As an added bonus, the more viewers interact with the videos, the greater their chance of being rewarded with merchandise and social shout-outs from the cast.
Housed in a sleek and visually tantalizing interface, viewers can easily navigate through the videos and other exclusive content that expands on the central themes of the series. Fans can also keep a score on the debate by frequently checking the website’s poll to see which side is in the lead.
The second season of the critically acclaimed series continues Kiera’s (Rachel Nichols) uneasy alliance with Detective Carlos Fonnegra (Victor Webster), and sees her grapple with the big question that closed the first season – why was she sent back in time? While Alec (Erik Knudsen) struggles to understand the implications of the mysterious message he received from his future self, the Liber8 terrorists become more strategic and even more lethal as they seek to ward off what they see as the seeds of a disastrous future. Continuum season two premiered Sunday, April 21 at 9pm et/pt on Showcase.
Mr. Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story, CBC
The inspirational TV movie tells the tale of hockey legend Gordie Howe’s epic return to the ice to play with his sons, depicting the Howe family as they prepare for a comeback that has been labeled “the biggest publicity stunt in hockey history.”
Vikings, History – “All Change” season finale
Directed by Canadian Ken Girotti, “All Change” sees Ragnar travel to Gotaland (modern day Sweden) to resolve a land dispute with the area’s leader, Jarl Borg. Ragnar’s renown precedes him and Jarl Borg is intrigued – has he found a new ally, or is Ragnar just a puppet of the king? Meanwhile in Kattegat, with a plague taking its toll on the village, the people look to Lagertha to help appease the gods.
Continuum, Showcase – “Split Second”
Kiera and Carlos’s reunion is a bumpy one as they attempt to thwart Liber8′s brazen hijacking of a prison transfer. Meanwhile, Kellog approaches Alec with an enticing partnership proposition. The young genius is tempted, but will it lead him down a dark path?