For a while there, it looked like we’d never get a chance to see how the twisty time-travel saga Continuum would come to an end. But thankfully, a final season is finally on the way.
After several months of leaving the creators and stars (not to mention fans) in purgatory, Canadian network Showcase (the show airs on Syfy in the U.S.) finally worked out a deal a few months ago to renew the series for a fourth and final season of six episodes. Fans were obviously hoping for more, but considering season three ended on a crazy cliffhanger, it’s at least a nice gesture to try and answer several of the lingering questions.
Despite the end date seemingly locked in at this point, star Rachel Nichols isn’t quite ready to let go of her dream job. Nichols, who plays time-traveling future cop Kiera Cameron, expressed her heartbreak over the series’ end to Digital Spy. The odds are long, obviously, but Nichols hopes the shortened final season will be so great it'll make Showcase (or perhaps another suitor) interested in keeping the show alive even longer:
“I’d like to see the fourth season be such an incredible success that maybe we can get a little bit more out of it. Maybe there are some legs to it somewhere else and I think that the fans would be in support of that. I know that we're gonna do everything possible to make season four even more electric and thought-provoking than prior seasons, so of course I'd like to be optimistic and think that perhaps this isn't the end.
I don't want the story to end and I know there's so much more to be told. I know the show creator Simon Barry has so much more in his head that he could do with the show for years to come, but those aren't the decisions that I get to make. But at least we're being given a chance to give the show the proper end it deserves, and give the fans answers to at least some of their questions… I can't promise that all of their questions will be answered!”
The first season did a great job of laying the groundwork, and the past two years saw it grow into one of the most fascinating and creative shows on television. We’d obviously love to see the series continue, but it’s a cult hit at best — and the odds are long that it’d be feasible for anyone else to pick it up.
If nothing else, we’re glad the crew will get a chance to bring the show to a close. Here’s hoping they bring the heat in those final six episodes. Production is set to ramp up in March, with the final season debuting in late 2015 and early 2016.
What do you want to see in Continuum’s final season?
(Via Digital Spy)