It would appear the holidays have come early for fans of excellent science fiction television as it’s finally been revealed Canadian time-travel drama, Continuum, has been renewed for a fourth and final six episode season that will air on both Syfy and Showcase. Starring Rachel Nichols, the series follows the exploits of Kiera Cameron, a law-enforcement officer who travels back to our present from the year 2077 after being forced into the plan of a terrorist group known as Liber8 to change the future.
It’s been a while since news came for the drama, and for a long stretch now it’s seemed as if fans weren’t going to get a conclusion to the story that ended on a third season cliffhanger with future mech robots appearing in downtown Vancouver just for the sake of wreaking havoc on the population. While Orphan Black is excellent, it isn’t the only female-led Canadian science-fiction game in town. Continuum’s an excellent series with a loyal fan base that’s always asked for nothing more than respect. However, as these things often do, what was holding up the renewal most likely had to do with money.
Even though the series does air on Syfy in the states, it isn’t owned by the network, so nothing could truly happen until Showcase, the original Canadian network handling the series in its home country, made a decision on how to move forward with the show following its dip in ratings. Most likely, a deal was set to make Syfy pick up part of the tab of the show in order to give it a conclusion that would make it more enticing to streamers such as Netflix that currently run the program on their service. That’s all speculation on our part, of course.
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