Endemol Acquires Worldwide Rights to Canadian Sci-Fi Series 'Continuum'

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UPDATED: The Syfy U.S. and U.K. time-travelling series, which stars Rachel Nichols as a cop trapped in the present day, is now in its second season.

TORONTO - Endemol Worldwide Distribution has acquired the international rights to the Canadian sci-fi series Continuum on Syfy and Showcase in Canada.

Endemol’s deal with indie producer Reunion Pictures includes the rights to future seasons of the time-travelling cop drama, now headed to a second season.

Centered on Kiera Cameron, played by Rachel Nichols, Continuum is about a cop from the future who finds herself trapped in present day and also airs on Syfy UK.

In the U.S., the Canadian series serves as a lead-in to Syfy's Being Human at 9 p.m. and Lost Girl, another Canadian sci-fi series, at 10 p.m.

Continuum is executive produced by series creator Simon Barry, Jeff King, Tom Rowe and Pat Williams.

Jon Cassar directed Continuum, with Erik Knudsen and Victor Webster co-starring.

Syfy earlier acquired the U.S. home entertainment rights, with Universal Studios Home Entertainment handling DVD distribution.