Season 2 of Syfy‘s time-traveling police drama Continuum premiered to 1.42 million total viewers in early June, slightly better than the first-season debut numbers for the Canadian import, which had already been renewed for a third season north of the border. That made today’s news of a renewal by Syfy all but certain. The network said today it has ordered 13 episodes to air in 2014. The series, starring Rachel Nichols and Victor Webster, is a Showcase original series produced by Reunion Pictures in association with Canada’s Shaw Media.
EXCLUSIVE: Relativity has acquired Continuum, a feature pitch that will be written by Greg Russo, based on the Arcana comic book. The logline: 175 years after Earth is devastated by a nano-terrorist attack, with the human race dying out, a historian and team of soldiers are sent back in time to present-day New York City in the hope of figuring out who launched the catastrophic attack and why. The one-way mission is the last chance for humanity, saving the future by altering the past. The film will be produced by Atlas Entertainment, along with Benderspink and Arcana Comics’ Sean O’Reilly, with Relativity’s Jason Barhydt steering it.
Russo has a lot percolating. His draft of Heatseekers got Timur Bekmambetov attached at Paramount, with Platinum Dunes and Chris Morgan producing, and he most recently was hired by Bandito Brothers director Scott Waugh to script the actioner High Speed. His relationship with Relativity traces back to the company buying his spec Down, and he’s also recently sold the specs Black Ice to Alloy Entertainment, and Autobahn to Code Entertainment. He’s repped by ICM Partners, Madhouse and Morris Yorn.
Syfy has picked up a second season of Canadian import Continuum. The 13-episode second cycle of the time-traveling police drama will premiere June 7 and air in the Friday 10 PM slot. Season 1 of Continuum averaged an OK 1.35 million total viewers, 644K adults 25-54 and 537K adults 18-49 on Syfy. It stars Rachel Nichols and co-stars Victor Webster and Erik Knudsen. Executive producers are creator Simon Barry, Pat Williams and Tom Rowe. It is a Showcase original series produced by Reunion Pictures in association with Shaw Media.