Continuum star promises death, answers + Back to the Future-style twists in S3

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Jan 6, 2014, 3:23 PM EST (Updated)

With its third season on the way, time-travel drama Continuum has quietly become one of the most compelling sci-fi shows out there — and it sounds like things are getting even wilder in 2014.

While promoting an upcoming film project, star Rachel Nichols (Officer Kiera Cameron) opened up to Collider about what fans of the twisty series can expect this season. In addition to some time-travel shenanigans that sound suspiciously like Back to the Future II, she also dropped the bombshell that we’ll have a major death at the start of year three.

One of the show’s larger mysteries, the time-traveling cabal nicknamed the Freelancers, will also be explained when season three resumes. The future-tinged mythology has always been a strength of the show, and now it sounds like the writers are finally doubling down.

Here’s an excerpt of her comments:

“We started shooting Season 3 already. We got three episodes finished before Christmas break.  What I can tell you is that, at the end of Season 2, Alec (Erik Knudsen) clearly betrayed Kiera and went back in time. At the beginning of Season 3, you learn a lot more about The Freelancers. I can’t say how, but I can say that Kiera ends up going back in time to the point where Alec went back in time to save Emily (Magda Apanowicz). So, suddenly there are two Alecs and two Kieras and we can’t run into each other, obviously. Right off the bat, in Season 3, you’ve got craziness ensuing. There’s a death. There’s a description of The Freelancers.

I’m happy to say that Terry Chen is back, in a big, big way. And overall, for this season, what I’m feeling is that where Kiera was always about getting home before, acknowledging her impact on the world, with everything she was doing in the present day, now I think there’s a part of her that’s going to be relegated to staying here and really setting up life and knowing she’s going to be here for awhile, and maybe even wanting to. That will be a back change for her, given the fact that her family is in the future.”

As fans likely remember, season two ended on a massive cliffhanger, but it seems we’ll get some resolution to those threads sooner rather than later. They basically poured out a vein of story options in that finale, and we can’t wait to see where they take things in the aftermath.

A premiere date for season three has yet to be announced, though the series typically runs in the summer. What do you want to see in season three?

(Via Collider)