Netflix has dropped a trailer for Travelers, a Canadian time-travel series set to hit the streaming giant in a few days.
The series tells of a team of time travelers that are sent back to save humanity. The difference here: it’s each person’s consciousness that has been sent back in time, so these travelers assume the lives of others in the 21st century in order to go about their business and save humanity from a terrible fate.
Will & Grace star Eric McCormack leads the cast of a series that’s gathered itself a loyal little fanbase ever since it started airing on Canadian channel Showcase in October. There’s also some geek cred on offer, as the series comes from Brad Wright, creator of Stargate SG-1, Stargate: Atlantis and SGU Stargate Universe.
The trailer itself is a little disjointed, and it certainly has a smaller feel than some of the big, slick productions hitting television, but the quality of a sci-fi series like this often comes down to the quality of the writing. Fingers crossed.
As is becoming more and more common, Netflix has dropped this trailer just a few days before the first season drops: Travelers arrives December 23.
Synopsis for Travelers:
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. These travelers are: FBI Special Agent Grant MacLaren (Eric 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.