The journey has ended for Travelers. Series star Eric McCormack revealed today on Twitter that there will not be a fourth season of the show:
A lot of you have been asking about the possibility of a season four, but many of you have been saying, ‘Look, if this is it, what a moving and surprising and profound ending it is. Well, I’m afraid it is. Who knows what the future holds, but Travelers Program 1, as we call it, is complete … Much love from 3468 in the 21st.
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. Apparently the creative team approached the third season as if it was the show’s last based on creator Brad Wright’s tweet below and the fact that it wrapped up many of its storylines:
Thanks to the greatest cast, crew, directors, writers, artists and producing partners a guy could ask for. Love to you all. And to @Netflix for stepping up so we could make season 3!
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 series beyond its third season. McCormack also suggested in his tweet that the third season finale was intended as a series finale. But Travelers does have a very devoted following who have been quite active on the social networks, and I would not be surprised if they were to make an attempt to convince Netflix to rethink the cancellation or for another venue to pick up the show.
Travelers follows a group of time travelers from the future who can send their consciousness back in time and who have assumed the identities of people living in the present in order to alter the timeline and save Earth from a devastating future. It stars Eric McCormack, MacKenzie Porter, Nesta Cooper, Jared Abrahamson, and Reilly Dolman and comes from Stargate: SG-1 co-creator Brad Wright. It ran for three seasons totaling 34 episodes.
The TCAs are going on currently when the networks talk with the critics about their current and upcoming schedules, so expect more announcements over the next week or so. Be sure to stay tuned to this site and the Cancelled Sci Fi Twitter Site for breaking news as well as the latest ratings results.