Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Netflix grabs new time traveling drama series, Travelers, with Eric McCormack, in which heroes team from the future tries to save mankind's future.

Netflix has grabbed a new time traveling drama series entitled Travelers with Will & Grace's Eric McCormack that will be a co-production with Canada.

Travelers, created by Stargate SG-1's Brad Wright, will be broadcast on Canada's Showcase channel, and on Netflix in the rest of the world, including South Africa.

Travelers will start in mankind's future with a twist on the time travel yarn and be a cross between Quantum Leap, Legends of Tomorrow, Heroes and Alphas.

Hundreds of years into the future, the last surviving humans are able to send individuals' consciousness back through time into people living now.

Like Quantum Leap's Dr. Sam Beckett, these individuals "disguised" inside currently living people, have to work together secretly as a team to perform missions to prevent a terrible tragedy from resulting in mankind's disastrous future.

Eric McCormack will be the FBI special agent Grant MacLaren as the team's leader.

Mackenzie Porter will be Marcy, a clever but disabled woman in the care of her social worker (Patrick Gilmore).

Then there is Trevor (Jared Paul Abrahamson), a high school quarterback; Carly (Nesta Marlee Cooper) who is a single mom in an abusive relationship and the drug addicted student Philip (Reilly Dolman).