Toronto’s Eric McCormack To Star In Travelers

Actor Eric McCormack, who hails from Toronto and his best known for his work on the sitcom Will & Grace, will be starring in a new Showcase/Netflix sci-fi series called Travelers.

It will air on television on Showcase first, and then will later be added to Netflix. They are currently shooting in Vancouver, a press release stated.

Hundreds of years from now, the last surviving humans discover the means of sending consciousness back through time, directly into people in the 21st century. These “travelers” assume the lives of seemingly random people, while secretly working as teams to perform missions in order to save humanity from a terrible future. The travelers are: FBI Special Agent Grant MacLaren (McCormack), the team’s leader; Marcy (Mackenzie Porter), a young, intellectually disabled woman in the care of her social worker, David (Patrick Gilmore); Trevor (Jared Paul Abrahamson), a high school quarterback; Carly (Nesta Marlee Cooper), a single mom in an abusive relationship; and Philip (Reilly Dolman), a heroin-addicted college student. Armed only with their knowledge of history and an archive of social media profiles, the travelers discover that 21st-century lives and relationships are as much a challenge as their high-stakes missions.

Travelers joins Showcase’s critically acclaimed roster of hit dramatic series and we’re thrilled to work with such an esteemed group of Canadians to create this new, homegrown drama,” said Daniel Eves, Senior Vice President of Kids and General Entertainment Content.

“My old friend Brad Wright has created a fantastic, complex story with some very rich and complicated characters, and I’m awfully happy to be one of them,” said McCormack.

Travelers will also star Mackenzie Porter (Hell on Wheels), Patrick Gilmore (SGU Stargate Universe), and Jared Paul Abrahamson (Awkward). The series is written, created and produced by WGC and Gemini Award winner Brad Wright, co-creator of the Emmy Award-nominated Stargate SG-1 and its related franchises Stargate: Atlantis and SGU.

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