Some continuums must come to an end, it seems. At least in TV Land.
In a release sent to Cinefilles earlier today, Shaw Media announced that they have renewed Continuum, which airs on their Showcase network in Canada, for a fourth season. This will be the last season for the show starring homegrown talent Rachel Nichols and it will consist of six episodes to air later next year.
Nichols first broke the bad, yet good (hey, at least we’re getting a wrap-up!) news to ET Canada on its Monday evening broadcast. “All great stories deserve an end,” Nichols said in the interview. “I am extremely excited and grateful to finish Continuum with the riveting conclusion it deserves.”
Of course they’ll be sad to hear the series is ending, but will loyal Continuum viewers be satisfied with this pre-prepared ending? According to Nichols, heck yes. “This series finale is dedicated to our devoted fans who have loyally supported us since Day 1,” she says. (Read into that what you will, guys!)
Christine Shipton, Shaw Media’s Senior Vice President of Content, also seems confident that this decision will facilitate the right send-off. “With executive producer Simon Barry at the helm, the fourth and final season … is bound to deliver a heroic conclusion,” she added in the release.
Much like Showcase’s Lost Girl, a fan favourite over here at Cinefilles, Continuum is shot on location in Canada, with major filming happening in and around Vancouver, B.C. (Lost Girl is shot in Toronto mainly). The show is also shown on U.S. network Syfy, but has done especially well in its home country. Last season’s finale, for example, ended up being the top specialty program in Canada for that evening.
As of right now, there are no specific details in terms of what Season 4 of Continuum will entail, but Shaw says “casting details will be announced in the coming weeks”. In other words, you better start looking for a way to time travel forward right now.