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Links: Travelers, Season 3

From Stuart Derdyn of the Vancouver Sun:

Link: Mackenzie Porter readies new album as Travelers 3rd season airs on Netflix
“I think our show is definitely sci-fi, but it has a lot of really heavy relationship issues and interaction as well. Add in the mystery aspect as well and I think that brings in people who would never probably watch a show like ours. I feel like I’ve not only had to play one cool character, but a host of them because of how the arc has developed.” Continue reading.

From Victoria Ahearn of the Canadian Press:

Link: Eric McCormack sees ‘many parallels’ between ‘Travelers’ and today’s world
“We’ve seen post-apocalyptic visions for decades — they usually involved man destroying himself, usually with the atom bomb or something. But now what we’re seeing is two-fold: It is climate change, it’s very much what we’ve done to ourselves without admitting it, and even now our government isn’t admitting it down here, which is just incredible.” Continue reading. 

From Merrill Barr of Forbes:

Link: ‘Travelers’ Season 3 Review: Netflix’s Anti-Prestige Drama Hit Continues To Shine
Since the dawn of Netflix originals, one show has continued to soar precisely because of its adherence to traditional TV standards, and that show is Travelers. Continue reading.

From Michael Ahr of Den of the Geek:

Link: Travelers Season 3: The History of a Historian
“My goal with the portrayal is to accurately depict what people go through in real life and not to over-embellish it or glamorize it or anything because it’s a real problem, addiction.” Continue reading.

From Jane Stevenson of the Toronto Sun:

Link: ‘A rare situation’: Eric McCormack weighs in on ‘Travelers’ and ‘Will and Grace’
“Well, what ended season two was the realization that the secret was out. The Traveler program, that there were people from the future among us, was about to hit the world. So it was a cool cliffhanger, but with all streaming shows you got to wait for a year. Season three is very much about how we as an organization quell all the rumours.” Continue reading.

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Travelers Season 3 premieres on December 14th only on Netflix

From a media release:

The third season of Travelers finds Grant MacLaren and his team of highly-trained operatives from the future pushed to the limit and dealing with themes of loyalty, trust, death, and the ever-growing power of Artificial Intelligence. With their existence now leaked to the world, the team must find a way to keep knowledge of the Travelers program from the general public, while continuing to perform missions under the watchful eye of the FBI.   Each team member will face their own personal breaking point, all while trying to stop the Faction, hunt down elusive Traveler 001, and to save the world from a terrible future.

Season 3 stars Eric McCormack, MacKenzie Porter, Nesta Cooper, Jared Abrahamson, Reilly Dolman and Patrick Gilmore.

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Season 3 of Travelers to debut only on Netflix

From a media release:

Eric McCormack, who is set to direct the season three debut, confirmed the news today:

“Before I was Will Truman again, I was a Traveler. 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, B.C., 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.”

Travelers executive producers, Brad Wright and Carrie Mudd of Peacock Alley Entertainment, added:

“Our partner Eric said it best. We’d like to add our gratitude to our viewers in Canada on Showcase – as well as the Corus and Sky Vision teams – for two extraordinary seasons. We are excited to start shooting Season 3 this March in Vancouver, and to continue the Travelers story for fans in Canada and around the world, only on Netflix.”

 

 

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Preview: Travelers closes out Season 2 with a shocking finale

This is it Travelers fans. The second season finale is upon us here in Canada on Showcase. The rest of the world gets to see these 12 instalments beginning on Dec. 26 and can bask in the brilliance of the writing and performances we’ve seen this year.

Were you as shocked as I was when last week’s episodes revealed Marcy once worked for Vincent and that the woman David met in Episode 1, Season 1, had been affected by Vincent’s experiments? Yeah, we didn’t see that coming either, and that’s a testament to creator Brad Wright and his writing team; they just keep throwing curve balls at us. Now the season finale is here with two back-to-back episodes on Showcase.

Here’s what the network has revealed about Monday’s first episode, “Simon,” written by Jason Whiting and directed by Will Waring:

When the team meets Simon, a homeless man with a startling history, they’re led down a path that leads directly to the very first traveler.

Here’s what the network says about the second instalment, “001,” written by Ken Kabatoff and directed by series star Eric McCormack:

In the season finale, the travelers must follow the rules of a madman in order to rescue their kidnapped loved ones and ensure the traveler program isn’t exposed to the world.

And we’ve some info on both episodes after we watched screeners. Bonus: we’ve got some sweet images to share too!

 

Flashback!
“Simon” sends us back to 2012 and gives a bit more background on Kat and Mac’s relationship and Vincent, who they literally bump into while attending a soirée. Of course, neither of them can know how much Vincent will impact on their lives at this juncture in the story and we’re given the opportunity to see a more fleshed-out Vincent.

Who drew that half-moon design on the sidewalk?
David and Marcy discovered the sketch last week; on Sunday we learn who did it and other pieces of art. The artist, Simon, becomes a pet project for Vincent. Like Jason on Continuum, it’s the supposedly crazy person who knows the real truth and that’s the case with Simon on Travelers. Pay attention to him because he knows stuff and has seen a lot.

Philip visions are getting worse
I really feel badly for Philip. First, he was addicted to drugs. Now he has to take them to keep his visions of other futures at bay. How tough a gig is that?! Plus, he’s got a crush on Carly. Nope, like is not easy for Philip.

Does the truth come out?
In the opening moments of “001,” it sure seems as though Mac blows the lid off who really is and what he’s doing in 2017. Why he does it is the key to Episode 12 and will have you yelling “Oh my gosh!”—or something stronger—at your TV around the 40-minute mark.

What is Vincent’s plan?
We don’t want to ruin it for you, but will say that not one person involved with our travelers is safe from Vincent’s reach. What happens during the last episode is so shocking and final that I’m not sure how Wright can turn it around in Season 3. But I’ve got my fingers crossed we get to find out thanks to a renewal.

Travelers‘ Season 2 finale airs Monday at 9 and 10 p.m. ET on Showcase.

Images courtesy of Jeff Weddell for Corus.

 

 

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Preview: A traveler on trial on Travelers

To me, the mark of a good episode is it causes discussion. And boy, did last week’s episode of Travelers do that. “17 Minutes” was a hit for some and a massive miss for others. Arguments were made it was one of the best storylines so far while an equal amount of folks hated the Groundhog Day theme and fast-forwarded to the end to watch the conclusion.

But on to this week’s instalment, “Traveler 0027,” written by Ashley Park and directed by Amanda Tapping. Here’s what Showcase has released synopsis-wise ahead of Monday’s broadcast:

After receiving an unusual message to attend a court proceeding, the travelers find that one of their own is on trial for conspiring against The Director and interrupting the Grand Plan.

And here is some additional information we can divulge after watching a screener.

Who is Traveler 0027?
If you’ve been paying attention—and I know you have—it’s Grace Day, who has taken some major liberties with timelines and other folks’ fates since her illegal arrival in 2017 among them resetting Marcy. Now she is forced to atone for her actions. Actress Jennifer Spence turns in one hell of a performance.

Where is the Quantum Frame?
That’s the mission for MacLaren and the team this week and it involves nabbing a trio of soldiers to help with that. And as serious as Travelers has been, story-wise, of late the show’s writers still find time to throw a funny line into scenes. That’s not easy but they make it appear that way.

Philip is fumbling
Now that the future is in turmoil all of Philip’s encyclopedic knowledge is kind of useless. He’s feeling down in the dumps about his self-worth; can Carly pull him out of his funk?

Travelers airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET on Showcase.

Image courtesy of Corus.

 

 

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