11:15am PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Travelers,' Starring Eric McCormack, Renewed for Second Season at Netflix
Netflix is packing its bags again.
The streaming giant announced Wednesday that it has renewed Eric McCormack time-travel drama Travelers for a second season.
The first season debuted in October in Canada and Dec. 23 on Netflix as part of the deal between co-producers Peacock Alley and Showcase.
Created by Stargate's Brad Wright, the drama takes place hundreds of years in the future and focuses on the last surviving humans who discover the means of sending consciousness back through time, directly into people in the 21st century. These "travelers" assume the lives of seemingly random people, while secretly working as teams to perform missions to save humanity from a terrible future.
McCormack stars as FBI Special Agent Grant MacLaren, the team's leader. The cast also includes Mackenzie Porter, Nesta Cooper, Jared Abramson, Reilly Dolman and Patrick Gilmore.
Wright, who co-created Emmy-nominated Stargate SG-1 and its follow-ups, Stargate: Atlantis and SGU, serves as showrunner. Nick Hurran (Sherlock) directed the pilot.
A return date and episode count were not immediately available.
The renewal for Travelers comes at a busy time for McCormack, who is poised to reprise his role in NBC's 10-episode Will and Grace revival. The NBC comedy, which was picked up straight to series after an election-themed reunion video went viral, will work around McCormack's commitment to Travelers.