Congratulations to Continuum creator/showrunner Simon Barry, cast, crew and Artifex Studios on a second season renewal of the hit sci-fi series whose first season was filmed and set in Vancouver 2012/2077. Barry announced the renewal to an enormous crowd at Fan Expo Canada in Toronto today, a crowd a gazillion times bigger than the one I was in at Vancouver Fan Expo four months ago. But this was before Continuum debuted to record ratings on Showcase in Canada. Then Barry upped the ante in Toronto saying Continuum’s first season will begin airing on a “major US network” in the new year, which will “dovetail” into the show’s second season, which starts filming in 2013. [Major US network confirmed to be Syfy on Monday. Syfy UK starts airing Continuum in September.]
No wonder #Continuum trended across Canada this afternoon. Who knew back at Vancouver Fan Expo in April that this homegrown show would hit it this big? That’s Rachel Nichols, Victor Webster, Jennifer Spence and Stephen Lobo from left to right. Sitting on the other side of Barry were the Liber8 cast and Eric Knudsen.
I’m so glad we can look forward to a 13-episode second season of Continuum airing on Showcase next year.