After a phenomenally successful debut season, shot-in-Vancouver sci-fi police drama Continuum has received an order for a second season, and will return to Showcase next year.
After breaking ratings records with its debut, Continuum more than doubled Showcase’s ratings in that timeslot over the previous year, and dominated the timeslot in all key demos. According to a Showcase press release, the season finale was another record-breaker, winding up as the most-watched finale in the channel’s history.
Starring Rachel Nichols as a Vancouver police officer who journeys from 2077 back to 2012 to take down a crew of time-travelling terrorists hell-bent on altering the future, Continuum ended with a bang — literally, when a massive terrorist explosion killed hundreds, rocking Kiera’s reality and leaving her with another season’s worth of unanswered questions.
“Continuum was a tremendous success for the channel,” said Barbara Williams, Senior Vice President, Content, Shaw Media. “We are proud to green light such a prolific ratings hit and original series for a second season, and to continue Kiera’s journey through time for our dedicated viewers.”
No date has been set for the show’s return, although it will likely return next spring.
UPDATE: Deadline.com is reporting that the U.S. Syfy cable channel is finalizing a deal to air Continuum in America. What took them so long?