Continuum producer teases how 'destiny' comes into play in S2

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Mar 18, 2013, 3:33 PM EDT (Updated)

The first year of the Syfy series Continuum might just be wrapping up tonight, but series creator Simon Barry is already knee-deep in season two. One theme fans should look out for in the next 13 episodes: "Destiny."

The Canadian import, which first aired on Showcase last year, follows future cop Keira (Rachel Nichols) as she investigates a terrorist group in the present day. It’s one of the smartest sci-fi shows on TV, and touches on a lot of great themes wrapped up in the time-travel trope.

With the season one finale airing tonight in the U.S. on Syfy, Barry was kind enough to tease the second season to TV Overmind. Barry promised season two will dig even deeper into the characters we’ve met along the way and focus on the potential consequences of time travel:

"I can certainly say that we get to play a lot of the relationships of the characters out in a way that we didn't get to do in season one. There's a lot of dynamics at play and now everyone has stakes in this game and as those stakes become chips that can be played everyone has a point of view as to how they can best take care of themselves and control their own destiny. Information comes to light, people make alliances, people split up and break connections and a lot of the positioning of these characters comes down to how they're gonna control not only their lives in the present but also in the future. Control and power are two themes that run heavily through season two.

I can also tell you that season two's story picks up very shortly after season one. There is a bit of time that's passed but not a lot and it's certainly not enough that anything's been reset. I think it would be cruel and inhuman of me to make the audience wait very long to find out what Alec's season ending message to Keira was about so we're not gonna make the audience wait."

The 13-episode second season is set to debut next month in Canada. A U.S. release date hasn’t been announced yet, but it’ll likely be pretty close to the Canadian schedule.

Have you checked out the series? What would you like to see in season two?

(Via TV Overmind)

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