Episodes: Ongoing (45 mins).
TV show dates: December 23, 2016 — December 14, 2018.
Series status: Cancelled.
Performers include: Eric McCormack, MacKenzie Porter, Nesta Cooper, Jared Abrahamson, Reilly Dolman, Patrick Gilmore, J. Alex Brinson, Leah Cairns, Enrico Colantoni, Chad Krowchuk, Arnold Pinnock, Jennifer Spence, and Ian Tracey.
TV show description:
A Canadian-American science-fiction mystery drama from creator Brad Wright, the Travelers TV show unfolds in a post-apocalyptic future, in which special operatives travel back in time to save humanity from destruction. Unlike many time-travel stories, there is no time machine involved. Instead, a special operative known as a “traveler” transfers his or her consciousness into the body of “target” just prior to that person’s death.
Locating the 21st-century target in the right time and place is possible, thanks to people’s reliance on smartphones, social media, GPS, and the like. Once a traveler has pinpointed and taken over a target’s body, that traveler must live in-character as the host (i.e. the person who originally possessed the body).
While going about the business of living the target’s life, the traveler — as part of a team of five — carries out secret missions in furtherance of the cause. They report to an entity known as “the Director” — an artificial intelligence dedicated to saving the world. The Director monitors events of the 21st century, as the travelers carry out their missions.
The story centers on a team of five operatives. Traveler 3468, aka Grant MacLaren (McCormack), is the team leader who takes over the life an FBI Special Agent. Working along with him are: Traveler 3569, aka Marcy Warton (Porter), who is living as an intellectually disabled person; Traveler 3465, aka Carly Shannon (Cooper), the team tactician, who is living as single mom; Traveler 0115, aka Trevor Holden (Abrahamson), the team engineer who is posing as a high school athlete, despite being one of the oldest humans in existence; and Traveler 3326, aka Philip Pearson (Dolman), the team historian who has taken over the life of a young opioid addict.
Together, they must work to save the human race, while appearing to all around them as ordinary people of the targets’ time and place.
Episode #34 — “Protocol Omega”
Shattered by recent losses and a sweeping new protocol, the Travelers face a bleak future with only one long-shot chance to succeed in their mission. (Courtesy of Netflix)
First aired: December 14, 2018
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