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Preview: And old face revisits MacLaren on Travelers

Well, Travelers fans, what did you think of the showdown between Vincent and MacLaren? Pretty great, huh? As Enrico Colantoni told us last week, Vincent’s journey is going to be a fun one.

Monday’s newest, entitled “11:27,” is one heck of a ride too, and marks the return of a character last seen in the memorable Season 1 instalment, “Bishop.” Here’s the official synopsis from Showcase:

MacLaren and the team must help a fellow traveler plan his own assassination while helping an unsuspecting activist complete a deadly mission.

And here are a few more tidbits we can share after watching a screener of the instalment written by Ashley Park and Pat Smith and directed by Amanda Tapping.

Say what?!
We’ll admit that “11:27” sprints out of the gate, leaving us wondering exactly what was going on. It’s meant to put viewers on their heels and is effective in doing that. And, just as quickly, things lock into place.

Bishop returns
Eagle-eyed fans will recognize the profile of Congressman Bishop (Gerard Plunkett) in the main photo. He’s got scathing words for MacLaren and the team, as well as an odd mission directive.

Jenny + Philip
It’s taken us until this week to realize that’s 21 Thunder actress Stephanie Bennett doing such a great job in the role of Jenny, who is helping keep Philip under her power with drugs.

Trevor + Abigail
Paloma Kwiatkowski checks in as Abigail, a mysterious young woman who has a request for Trevor. He follows through but upon reflection has major questions about what he’s helping Abby do. Can he stop her in time?

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

Images courtesy of Corus.

 

 

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Link: Travelers: Enrico Colantoni on Vincent’s history and why the series is “brilliant”

From Kelly Townsend of The TV Junkies:

Link: Travelers: Enrico Colantoni on Vincent’s history and why the series is “brilliant”
“When I realized it was Vincent, it blew the whole world off key. Now we know who the first Traveler was, now we know when it all started, we have a bigger perspective of this world. Such a smart addition. He’s so creepy, so well-thought out, yet so justified in everything he does. If anybody put themselves in his shoes, they would have behaved in the same way.” Continue reading.

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Travelers: Enrico Colantoni discusses Vincent’s Season 2 journey

This season of Travelers has been crazy. It’s hard to believe we’re only in Week 2 of the second go-round because Brad Wright and his writing squad have really upped the drama. It all began with that stunning introduction to Vincent Ingram, played by Enrico Colantoni. By the end of Episode 1, we learned Vincent arrived in this time period as the September 11th terrorist attack was taking place. Now, exceedingly rich and paranoid, Vincent has been capturing and torturing travelers … including our team in Season 1.

But rather than waiting all season long for a showdown between Vincent and MacLaren, Wright does it in this Monday’s new episode, “Jacob.” Like we said, no punches are being pulled in Season 2 and the scene between MacLaren and Vincent is chilling in its intensity.

We spoke to Colantoni, who most recently appeared in the City miniseries Bad Blood, about Vincent’s Season 2 journey.

Eric McCormack told me that he thought of you immediately when they were casting Vincent, based on your role on Person of Interest.
Enrico Colantoni: He was very candid about that part of it and I’m just thrilled that he sees me that way. It’s not every day that you get a call from an actor friend with a job. It’s pretty cool. [Laughs.] I’m sure with everything that Eric has to do casting isn’t one of them. He’s the cat’s meow and I’m thrilled that he thought of me. I see the connection between Elias and him seeing me as Vincent, but I took liberties with Vincent that I never would have been allowed to with Elias, which was cool.

This is a character who was hinted at in Season 1 but wasn’t revealed until the first episode of Season 2. It was a great reveal.
Can you imagine? It all makes sense, time-wise. And to play a character who has a new lease on life. You come into this world that changed on that day. There he is, coming in with a new lease on life. What would anybody do if they knew the future and still fear for their life? How would you proceed? You’d be completely paranoid, completely cloistered, avoid all the technology that everybody else is embracing and yet have complete control of it.

Was it hard to wrap your mind around it?
I had to have a few phone calls with Brad. I’m a fan of the show so I got the whole encyclopedia of it. Brad was nice enough to tell me where Vincent was headed but it was too much information to find useful before I even had shown up. The fun of it was I got to be a spiteful, paranoid old guy who just didn’t give a f–k, which was so much fun. And to watch Eric’s eyes bug because of some of the most ridiculous takes I’d ever given to camera. They couldn’t use them but I gave Brad everything from zero to 100. It’s just so much fun to play somebody who can’t be pigeonholed.

Does not being pigeonholed the result of the genre or the script?
The script. The genre itself is so broad, but Brad has really narrowed it down. To call The Director The Director as if it were God and then realize it’s an AI and there are factions in the future that are now at odds because of what happened in the past. You come wanting to prevent a catastrophe but now what do you do because it’s a new catastrophe.

And yet, it’s about dealing with the mundane. How do I raise this child and still save the world? How do I make this marriage work and still save the world? How do I deal with this drug addiction and still save the world?

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

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Travelers: Eric McCormack and Nesta Cooper preview crazy Season 2

Season 1 of Travelers wrapped with one hell of a cliffhanger. In a stressful face-off in the barn, Trevor (Jared Abrahamson) and Grace (Jennifer Spence) were both shot moments before Trevor could destroy the quantum frame.

Those final moments were preceded by some major information: Shelter 41 had collapsed and been taken over by The Faction, people unsupportive of the director and the grand plan. By the end of the instalment, Carly (Nesta Cooper), MacLaren (Eric McCormack), Marcy (MacKenzie Porter), Trevor and Philip (Reilly Dolman) had been captured by the FBI, headed by MacLaren’s partner Walt (Arnold Pinnock). Crazy, right? Episode 1 of Season 2—returning Monday, Oct. 16, at 9 p.m. ET on Showcase—blows that out of the water. Seriously. And that’s all thanks to new cast member Enrico Colantoni, who plays Vincent, a mysterious character whose back story takes up much of Monday’s return. We spoke to McCormack and Cooper about what fans can expect as Brad Wright’s creation hurtles into its sophomore season.

Enrico Colantoni … how did that casting come about? Was that a result of Brad wanting to expand the world in Season 2?
Eric McCormack: As you see in the final image in Monday’s first episode, we now know who Enrico was playing in Season 1. As for it being Enrico, I take my one producer credit: Brad showed me the script and said, ‘Who do you think should play that?’ I knew we were going to go for Canadian cast across the board, so I immediately thought of Enrico. What he did on Person of Interest reminded me of the kind of intensity and danger that he could bring. But what he does in the first five minutes of the premiere is so exciting and so heartbreaking. Somebody watching the show must have been wondering, ‘Well, when did all of this traveler business start?’ The question gets answered, and in such a cool way.

When I got the first script, I was reading it and saying, ‘Where’s the barn?’ But there is a such a good reason to set up [Monday’s return] the way that we do.

Let’s discuss the Season 1 finale in the barn. The FBI rolls in and there is Walt. The cat is out of the bag.
EM: ‘The cat is out of the bag! How can it be out? It’s only Season 1?!’ That’s what fans have been saying to me.

Nesta Cooper: There are so many questions going through our heads. Carly didn’t kill MacLaren even though the director told her to. Am I not going to get saved because I didn’t complete the mission? What’s going to happen to the quantum frame? What is it capable of?

Travelers is a very active show with lots of hand-to-hand combat. Do you do your own stunts?
NC: We’ve had the same stunt team for both seasons. In Season 1, I was a twiggy and very weak. [Laughs.] I’m still weak but I work out a lot more now. The stunt team has seen how I fight and carry myself and I’m lucky because the writing has taken this physically strong person and put her into the body of a weak, single mom. Carly is able to grow with me as I’ve learned to carry myself. This season I’m able to do a lot of my own stunts, like when I flip people and when I punch people.

What can you say about the relationship between Carly and MacLaren going forward?
EM: I hope what’s been made clear to the audience is that it’s something that should never have been brought into the past. We were clearly fraternizing in boot camp and that probably shouldn’t have happened, but who cares because it’s a dystopian, awful future. I wasn’t sure how long the relationship would go and I was surprised how it’s kind of come to a stop because of MacLaren’s feelings for [his wife] Kat [Leah Cairns]. But I hope it still comes up as a thing. It’s an unsettled score.

NC: To me, it’s still a thing for Carly. I had imagined that Carly did not open up to a lot of people ever, and MacLaren was her person. And when she felt betrayed by him, it was a big loss for her. I hope it continues to be a thing and I’ll certainly be playing it that way. When we pick up, she’ll be facing those feelings head-on.

Not only does Amanda Tapping have a role in Travelers this season, but she directed an episode as well. What was it like working with her?
NC: Literally a dream.

EM: There is a such an ease with her. Watching her run a crew is effortless. She knows what she’s doing 10 minutes before anyone else does.

Travelers airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET on Showcase; Season 2 returns on Monday, Oct. 16.

Image courtesy of Corus.

 

 

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Baroness Von Sketch Show, Wynonna Earp and Travelers top Rockie Awards noms

CBC’s Baroness Von Sketch Show, Space’s Wynonna Earp and Showcase’s Travelers are among the nominees for this year’s Rockie Awards.

Handed out during the Banff World Media Festival, the Rockie Awards celebrate excellence in television and digital content from around the world, with participation from more than 40 countries.

CBC’s The Secret Path is nominated in the Animation category, Odd Squad: The Movie in Children & Youth Fiction, Black Watch Snipers and Newfoundland at Armageddon in History & Biography and Paw Patrol in Preschool programming. Baroness Von Sketch received kudos in the Comedy Series: English Language category, with Wynonna Earp and Travelers facing off in the Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Action category.

Here’s a list of the nominees with Canadian projects highlighted in blue:

Animation
HARVEY BEAKS
Nickelodeon
United States

OTTO
NPO in association with NTR Television
Netherlands

REVOLTING RHYMES
Magic Light Pictures in association with BBC One
United Kingdom

SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS
Nickelodeon
United States

THE SECRET PATH
Antica Productions in association with Entertainment One and Edgarland Films
Canada

Children & Youth Fiction
HANK ZIPZER
Kindle Entertainment in association with DHX Media, Walker Productions, and support from Screen Yorkshire
United Kingdom

HETTY FEATHER
CBBC/BBC Television
United Kingdom

ODD SQUAD: THE MOVIE
Sinking Ship Entertainment in association with The Fred Rogers Company
Canada/United States

RANGER ROB
Nelvana Limited/Studio Liddell
Canada/United Kingdom

WILD KRATTS
Kratts Brothers Company, 9 Story Media Group Production in association with PBS, TVO and BC Knowledge Network
Canada

Children & Youth Non-Fiction
HAVE A LOOK AT MY WORLD: HAYA – A GIRL IN SAUDI ARABIA
Hanfgarn & Ufer Filmproduktion GbR, Berlin in association with Suedwestrundfunk
Germany/Saudi Arabia

HELLO WORLD!
Discovery Channel in association with Radicalmedia and WWF
United States

HORRIBLE HISTORIES SPECIAL: SENSATIONAL SHAKESPEARE
Lion Television in association with Scholastic UK, CBBC, BBC Television
United Kingdom

SHIMAJIRO: A WORLD OF WOW!
DASH Co. LTD in association with The Answerstudio Co Ltd. and TV Tokyo Corporation
Japan

OCTOPUS NEWS: FIGHTING AIR POLLUTION
HAKKA TV
Taiwan

Comedy Series: English Language
BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW
Frantic Films in association with CBC
Canada

BLACK-ISH
Disney/ABC/ABC Studios
United States

FLEABAG
All3media International in association with Two Brothers and BBC3
United Kingdom

FLOWERS
Kudos Film & TV in association with Seeso
United Kingdom

INSECURE
HBO Entertainment in association with Issa Rae Productions, Prentice Penny Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment
United States

Comedy Series: Foreign Language
BOOMERANG
Encore Television Inc.
Canada

CALLBOYS
Woestijnvis/FBO in association with FBO, VIER
Belgium

FREEFALL
Encore Television Inc.
Canada

GENERATION B
De Mensen in association with Canvas, Gardner & Domm, VAF and Screen Brussels
Belgium

MY 80S TEEN MISADVENTURES
AVANTI CINÉ VIDÉO
Canada

Digital Fiction
#HASHTAG
SVT in association with Zentropa Sweden, Film Väst
Sweden

MY 90-YEAR-OLD ROOMMATE
LoCo Motion Pictures/9578056 Canada Inc. in association with Hawkeye Pictures and CBC
Canada

NOW WE’RE TALKING
go90 in association with an UNINTERRUPTED Original Series Produced by Blue Ribbon Content
United States

PEOPLEWATCHING
Lapaire Productions
Canada

THE 5TH QUARTER
OBB Pictures in association with 3 Arts Entertainment, Kids At Play
United States

Digital Non-Fiction
DECODED
MTV and Kornhaber Brown
United States

LIFE & DEATH ROW: LOVE TRIANGLE
BBC Studios in association with BBC Three
United Kingdom

QB1: BEYOND THE LIGHTS
go90 in association with Rated Red, Complex
United States

WE THE VOTERS: 20 FILMS FOR THE PEOPLE
Vulcan Productions, Show of Force and Warrior Poets
United States

YOUNG GUNS
go90 Rogue Atlas Productions in association with Rated Red, Complex
United States

Drama Series: English Language
AMERICAN CRIME
Disney/ABC, ABC Studios
United States

HAPPY VALLEY
Red Productions in association with BBC
United Kingdom

THE MISSING
New Pictures in association with Two Brothers Pictures
United Kingdom

THE NIGHT MANAGER
The Ink Factory in association with AMC and BBC
United Kingdom/Spain

UNDERGROUND
Sony Pictures Television
United States

Drama Series: Foreign Language
BORDERTOWN
Fisher King Productions, Federation Entertainment in association with YLE Finnish Broadcasting Company
Finland

MIDNIGHT SUN
SVT International in association with Nice Drama, Atlantique Productions
Sweden

RUPTURES
Aetois Productions Inc.
Canada

SR ÁVILA
Lemon Films in association with HBO Latin America Originals
Mexico

THE MENTEN CASE
NPO in association with Omroep MAX
Netherlands

VICTOR
Productions Pixcom Inc. in association with Québecor Contenu
Canada

Environmental & Wildlife
AFRICA’S HUNTERS
Primsoll Productions in association with Blue Ant Media
United Kingdom

BEFORE THE FLOOD
National Geographic presents a RatPac Documentary Films Presentation of an Appian Way Production. In association with Insurgent Docs and Diamond Docs
United States

MIGRATING BIRDS: SCOUTS OF DISTANT WORLDS
colourFIELD in association with ZDF & ARTE
Germany

PLANET EARTH II
BBC Studios – Natural History Unit, in association with ZDF, BBC America, France Television, Tencent
United Kingdom/Germany/United States/France/China

SAVAGE KINGDOM
Icon Films in association with Natural History Film unit Botswana for National Geographic Channels
United States

THE POACHER’S PIPELINE
Al Jazeera Media Network
Qatar

YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY
National Geographic presents a Roaring Forks production
United States

Francophone
CLAUDE LANZMANN: SPECTRES OF THE SHOAH
Jet Black Iris Corporations in association with Jet Black Iris America, Jet Black Iris Productions United Kingdom
United Kingdom/United States

HYPNO
La Récré
Canada

MIDNIGHT SUN
SVT International in association with Nice Drama, Atlantique Productions
Sweden

RUPTURES
Aetois Productions Inc.
Canada

VICTOR
Productions Pixcom Inc. in association with Québecor Contenu
Canada

VIRTUOSO
Média Qube Télé
Canada

History & Biography
BLACK WATCH SNIPERS
YAP Films in association with Corus Entertainment and Rogers Cable Network Fund
Canada

CLAUDE LANZMANN: SPECTRES OF THE SHOAH
Jet Black Iris Corporations in association with Jet Black Iris America, Jet Black Iris Productions United Kingdom
United Kingdom/United States

NEWFOUNDLAND AT ARMAGEDDON
Galafilm Productions Inc.
Canada

STORYVILLE: THE BLACK PANTHERS
Firelight Media in association with BBC
United Kingdom/United States

THE OLYMPIC DREAM – THE 1936 NAZI GAMES
SPIEGEL TV in association with Westdeutschen Runfunk, ARTE
Germany
Interactive Content

CARDBOARD CRASH
National Film Board of Canada
Canada

HALCYON
Secret Location in association with Corus Entertainment, Entertainment One, Independent Production Fund, NBC Universal, Ontario Media Development Corporation
Canada

LAWREN HARRIS: WHERE THE UNIVERSE SINGS
Secret Location in association with Bell Fund, White Pine Pictures, TVO, YesTV
Canada

TAHRIB – JOURNEY WITHOUT END
UFA LAB
Germany

TRAGICALLY HIP: LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO HAPPEN
CBC
Canada

Interactive Content for Kids & Youth
BACKSTAGE: TOO MUCH KEATON
Secret Location in association with Fresh Interactive, DXH Media, Bell Fund
Canada

DOTOPEDIA
Industrial Brothers in association with The Jim Henson company, Bell Fund, CBC
Canada

NATURE CAT’S GREAT OUTDOORS
Spiffy Pictures in association with REDspace Inc., PBS Kids
Canada/United States

PLAYTIME ISLAND
BBC Childrens Interactive and Childrens Design & Engineering
United Kingdom

ROSA’S CODE
YLE Finnish Broadcasting Company
Finland

WORLD OF PEPPA PIG
Secret Location in association with Entertainment One Family, OMDC
Canada/United Kingdom

CBC

Lifestyle
A CRUEL GIFT
KBS Korean Broadcasting System
South Korea

FOOD HEROES
ThreeSixZero Productions
Singapore

HELLO GOODBYE
FORTE Entertainment in association with Pivotal Media
Canada

MAN VS. CHILD: CHEF SHOWDOWN
Kinetic Content for FYI
United States

SMART CITIES 2.0
Very!
Singapore

Melodrama
30 LIVES
Aetios Productions Inc.
Canada

FROZEN MEMORIES
SP Televisão, S.A, in association with SIC – Socicdade Independente de Comunicação
Portugal

GREY’S ANATOMY
Disney/ABC, ABC Studios
United States

MORE THAN LOVE
SP Televisão, S.A, in association with SIC – Socicdade Independente de Comunicação
Portugal

POLDARK
Mammoth Screen Limited in association with BBC
United Kingdom

Music, Performance, Arts & Variety
IMAGINE…THE TRIUMPHS AND LAMENTS OF WILLIAM KENTRIDGE
Lone Star Productions
United Kingdom

KBS SPECIAL PROGRAM, AFFECTIVE SCIENCE PROJECT
KBS – Korean Broadcasting System
South Korea

SPIRIT UNFORGETTABLE
Little Kingdom Productions Inc, in association with Bell Media
Canada

THE SECRET OF A MASTER PAINTER
PosvideoTV in association with AVROTROS Television and NPO
Netherlands

TRACEY ULLMAN’S SHOW
BBC Studios in association with Allan McKeowan Presents
United Kingdom

Preschool
DOT.
Industrial Brothers in association with The Jim Henson Company and CBC
Canada

OCTONAUTS
Vampire Squid Productions Limited, a Silvergate Media company in association with Brown Bag Films
Ireland

PAW PATROL
Spin Master PAW Productions 3 Inc.
Canada

SESAME STREET
Sesame Workshop in association with HBO
United States

SPACE RACERS
Space Race, LLC
United States

Reality
60 DAYS IN
Lucky8 TV
United States

DEADLIEST CATCH
Original Productions LLC, a FremantleMedia Company for the Discovery Channel
United States

GAME OF LIFE – THE HEIR
SBS
Korea

HIGHWAY THRU HELL
GPM- H2H Productions V Inc., in association with Discovery Channel Canada
Canada

LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY AND THE AFTERMATH
The Intellectual Property Corporation in association with No Seriously Productions
United States

THE STORY OF GOD WITH MORGAN FREEMAN
Revelations Entertainment in association with National Geographic
United States

Science & Technology
BECOMING SUPERHUMAN
The Feds in association with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Australia

DEATH ON A COMET
Exploration Production Inc., in association with Discovery Channel Canada
Canada/United States

FORCES OF NATURE WITH BRIAN COX
BBC Studios Science Unit. A BBC Studios production with PBS co-produced by France Télévisions
United Kingdom

I GOT RHYTHM: THE SCIENCE OF SONG
Souleado Entertainment in association with CBC
Canada

MARS
Imagine Entertainment & RadicalMedia in association with FreMantle Italy for National Geographic
United States

Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Action
BLUE MOON
Aetios Productions Inc.
Canada

OUTLANDER
Tall Ship Productions, Story Mining & Supply Company, Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Picutres Television
Scotland

TIMELESS
MiddKid Productions, Kripke Enterprises, Davis Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television and Universal Television

TRAVELERS
Peacock Alley Entertainment in association with Showcase and Netflix
Canada

WYNONNA EARP
SEVEN24 Films Inc. in association with IDW Entertainment
Canada

Social & Investigative
EXODUS: OUR JOURNEY TO EUROPE
KEO Films
United Kingdom

FLOORTJE BACK TO SYRIA
BNNVARRA Television in association with NPO
Netherlands

HEAVEN’S BORDER
Chosun Media, Walking Cycle Studios, Platform Art Film in association with TV CHOSUN
South Korea

MABEL
National Film Board of Canada
Canada

TERROR STUDIOS
Al Jazeera Media Network
Qatar

THE POACHER’S PIPELINE
CAPA PRESSE in association with CANAL +
France

Television Miniseries
APPLE TREE YARD
Kudos Film & TV
United Kingdom

KU’DAMM 56 – REBEL WITH A CAUSE
UFA FICTION GmbH
Germany

REDEMPTION ROAD
UFA FICTION in association with MIA Film
Germany

ROOTS
A&E Studios in association with Marc Toberoff + The Wolper Organization
United States

THE NIGHT OF
HBO Entertainment in association with BBC, Bad Wolf Productions and Film Rites
United States

Television Movie
DAMILOLA, OUR LOVED BOY
Minnow Films in association with BBC
United Kingdom

L.M MONTGOMERY’S ANNE OF GREEN GABLES
Breakthrough Entertainment in association with Corus Entertainment
Canada

MANHUNT: ESCAPE TO THE CARPATHIANS
Wiedemann + Berg Television GmbH & Co KG in association with ARD Degeto and the WDR
Germany/Romania

STAGE NAME NINO
cOMPAGNIA Leone Cinematografica in association with RAI FICTION
Italy

THROUGH THEIR EYES
WOWOW/ViViA
Japan

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