Syfy Takes U.K. Rights for Canadian Thriller Continuum


LONDON: Syfy has picked up the exclusive British broadcasting rights for the futuristic thriller Continuum, which debuted on Showcase in Canada.

Sold by GK-tv, Continuum stars Rachel Nichols (Criminal Minds, Alias) as a cop from the future who finds herself trapped in present day. She is desperate to get back to her husband and son, she must first bring down a group of fanatical terrorists. The 10×1-hour series launched in May on Showcase to record-breaking ratings. It debuts on Syfy in the U.K. on September 27.

Adam Collings, the channel director at Syfy UK, said: “With gripping story-telling, high production values and a terrific cast, Continuum has the hallmark of a landmark science fiction series. It combines classic genre themes of dystopian futures and the space-time continuum, with universal themes questioning the nature of good and evil. At its core it’s also the story of a strong-minded heroine’s fight for her future and her family.”