Time travel science fiction is probably one of my favorite subgenres, so needless to say I’m a bit excited at the news that Netflix has ordered the time travel thriller Travelers to series.
Created by Stargate SG-1‘s Brad Wright, the series will star Eric McCormack. The official synopsis of the show sounds pretty cool too:
Hundreds of years from now, the last surviving humans discover the means of sending consciousness back through time, directly into people in the 21st century. These “travelers” assume the lives of seemingly random people, while secretly working as teams to perform missions in order to save humanity from a terrible future. These travelers are: FBI Special Agent Grant MacLaren (McCormack), the team’s leader; Marcy (Hell on Wheels‘ Mackenzie Porter), a young, intellectually disabled woman in the care of her social worker, David (Stargate vet Patrick Gilmore); Trevor (Awkward‘s Jared Paul Abrahamson), a high school quarterback; Carly (Heroes Reborn‘s Nesta Marlee Cooper), a single mom in an abusive relationship; and Philip (Supernatural‘s Reilly Dolman), a heroin-addicted college student. Armed only with their knowledge of history and an archive of social media profiles, the travelers discover that 21st century lives and relationships are as much a challenge as their high-stakes missions.
The show is expected to come to Netflix in the US later this year, and will air on Showcase in Canada.
And it sounds pretty damned cool.