“Continuum” renewed for second season

Popular Showcase sci-fi thriller begins production in 2013.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

The hit summer series "Continuum," which airs on the Showcase network, just announced its plans to begin production on the second season of the show in 2013.

"Continuum" is a one-hour police drama that revolves around Kiera Cameron, a regular cop from 65 years in the future who finds herself trapped in present-day Vancouver. She is alone, a stranger in a strange land, and has eight of the most ruthless criminals from the future, known as Liber8, loose in the city. It stars Rach Nichols ("Criminal Minds") as the lead character along with Victor Webster ("Castle"), who plays her partner Detective Carlos Fonnegra of the Special Investigations Unit, Erik Knudsen ("Jericho"), Stephen Lobo ("Arctic Air"), and Jennifer Spence ("SGU Stargate Universe").

"Continuum" debuted on Showcase to an audience of over 1 million viewers, shattering all previous premiere records on the network, making it the #1 specialty series of the summer. The epic first season concluded with the most-watched finale in Showcase history.

"'Continuum' was a tremendous success for the channel,” said Barbara Williams, Senior Vice President of Content at Shaw Media in an official press release. “We are proud to green light such a prolific ratings hit and original series for a second season, and to continue Kiera’s journey through time for our dedicated viewers.”

Filmed on location in Vancouver, "Continuum" is developed and produced by Reunion Pictures in association with Shaw Media.

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