Aired: 2016-18, 3 Seasons Totaling 34 Episodes
Series Premiere: October 17, 2016
Starring: Eric McCormack, MacKenzie Porter, Nesta Cooper, Jared Abrahamson
Series Website: www.showcase.ca/travelers
Description: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 (Eric McCormack), the team’s leader; Marcy (Mackenzie Porter), a young, intellectually disabled woman in the care of her social worker, David (Patrick Gilmore); Trevor (Jared Paul Abrahamson), a high school quarterback; Carly (Nesta Marlee Cooper), a single mom in an abusive relationship; and Philip (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. Showcase.ca
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Why Was It Cancelled? This series was initially a joint venture between Netflix and the Canadian Showcase channel, but the latter partner dropped out after the show’s second season. I have not seen any viewership numbers for the show on Netflix, but apparently the streamer decided that it was not interested in continuing the show beyond its third season. McCormack suggested on Twitter that the third season finale wrapped up the show’s storylines. But Travelers does have a very devoted following who have been quite active on the social networks, and I would expect that they will make an attempt to convince Netflix to rethink the cancellation or for another venue to pick up the show.