‘Travelers’ is a Canadian-American sci-fi drama series that has been created by Brad Wright of ‘Stargate‘ fame. The series aired on Showcase in Canada before Netflix took over, and thus it is also available to a worldwide audience. It first premiered on October 17, 2016, in Canada, and on December 23, 2016, worldwide.
The show follows a team of operatives from the future sent back to the 21st century. Each team member has a specific skill set (medic, historian, engineer, etc), which allows them to work together to stop or alter “historical” events. The travelers’ consciousness is deposited into the bodies of people whose historical death time means the team is able to carry out their missions without negatively altering history. The show has received wide critical acclaim and has been loved by the audiences. Critics too have loved it, with The New York Times using adjectives like ‘tasty’, ‘enjoyable science fiction’ with ‘some attention-grabbing flourishes and fine acting’ to describe it. If you love ‘Doctor Who‘, this is a show you should definitely check out.
Travelers Cast: Who is in it?
The cast of ‘Travelers’ is led by Eric McCormack as Grant MacLaren, the team leader who assumes the life of a married FBI agent, and Mackenzie Porter appears as Marcy Warton, the medic of the team who assumes the form of a woman with intellectual disability. Nesta Cooper plays Carly Shannon, the tactician of the team, who appropriately takes on the life of a stay at home mother. Among other cast member is Jared Abrahamson as Trevor Holden, the technician of the team and Reilly Dolman plays Phillip Pearson, the historian who assumes the form of a heroin addict, and Patrick Gilmore is seen in the role of David Mailer, someone who starts off as Marcy’s social worker and later her love interest.
The recurring cast members including J. Alex Brinson as Jeff Conniker, Carly’s abusive ex-boyfriend who is a police officer, Leah Cairns as Kathryn MacLaren, an interior designer and Grant’s wife, Chad Krowchuk as Simon, Arnold Pinnock as Walt Forbes, Jennifer Spence as Grace Day, and Ian Tracey as Ray Green. They all have their roles to play, either directly in helping the travelers, or in being there for them as the family members. There are also several guest characters who change over the seasons depending on how the plot unfurls.
Travelers Plot: What is it about?
‘Travelers’ begins with an entry point hundreds of years into the future when the surviving humans of the earth discover how to send consciousness back in time, specifically to the 21st century, to take control of certain people in an attempt to change the course of history and the path of humanity.