After months of waiting, fans of the Continuum TV series finally have an answer to the question, “Will the show be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season?” The Syfy series has been renewed for a fourth season but this will be the final season as well. Six new episodes will wrap the series.
Continuum revolves around a female police officer (Rachel Nichols) from the future who gets caught up in a conflict that spans between 2012 and 2077. The cast also includes Victor Webster, Erik Knudsen, Stephen Lobo, Roger Cross, Lexa Doig, Tony Amendola, Omari Newton, Luvia Petersen, Jennifer Spence, and Brian Markinson.
Here’s the renewal announcement from Canada’s Showtime channel (where the show originates):
CONTINUUM CONTINUES: SHOWCASE’S SMASH-HIT ORIGINAL SERIES RENEWED FOR A FOURTH AND FINAL SEASON
Six Suspense-Filled Episodes Wrap Up the Award-Winning Series in 2015
TORONTO, December 8, 2014 – Tonight, in an exclusive sit-down with Continuum star Rachel Nichols, ET Canada confirmed that Showcase’s Canadian original action-drama returns for a fourth and final season of six episodes airing in 2015. Continuum’s time-mending and mind-bending tale continues following a suspenseful third season that reached more than 2.35 million viewers (v2+)* and ended with a cliffhanger finale that won the night as the #1 program in key demos for all of Canadian specialty**.
“All great stories deserve an end. I am excited and grateful to finish Continuum with the riveting conclusion it deserves,” said series star, Rachel Nichols. “This series finale is dedicated to the devoted fans who have loyally supported us since day one.”
“Continuum’s award-winning success on Showcase is a testament to the quality of our Canadian original productions,” said Christine Shipton, Senior Vice President, Content, Shaw Media. “With Executive Producer Simon Barry at its helm, the fourth and final season of Continuum is bound to deliver a heroic conclusion to the futuristic series.”
Continuum is created by Executive Producer Simon Barry (The Art of War) while DGC Award winner Patrick Williams (Shattered, Smallville) is Executive Producer and Director. Reunion Pictures partners Tom Rowe, Lisa Richardson and Matthew O’Connnor are Executive Producers. Additional casting details will be announced in the coming weeks.
Filmed on location in Vancouver, B.C., Continuum is developed and produced by Reunion Pictures. International distribution is handled by Endemol. The series is now seen internationally in over 132 countries.
Watch the full interview with Nichols at www.etcanada.com and catch-up on the first three seasons of #Continuum at www.showcase.ca. Continuum’s season four broadcast dates will be announced next year.
Showcase is available on a National Free Preview from January 1-31, 2015. See local listings for more information.
*Source: Numeris (BBM Canada) PPM Data Total Canada CUME REACH Ind2+ 3/16/14-6/01/14
**Source: Numeris (BBM Canada) PPM Data Total Canada AMA 6/01/14 confirmed (A25-54, M25-54, A18-49, M18-49)
What do you think? Are you glad that Continuum is returning for a final season? Do you think the show should have run longer?