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Eric McCormack will continue to pull double duty for the time being.
The Will & Grace star’s sci-fi drama Travelers has been renewed for a third season by Netflix. And, unlike the first two seasons of the Canadian production, the next run will air exclusively on the streamer — cutting original Canadian vehicle Showcase out of the series’ distribution plan.
McCormack on Thursday announced the news on Twitter, noting that he is also set to direct the opening episode of season three.
“Before I was Will Truman again, I was a Traveler. And I am so excited to be able to tell our fans, worldwide, that Brad Wright’s subtle and stunning sci-fi drama is back for a third season,” the actor wrote. “I am so proud of this show, particularly that it’s all-Canadian. From our devoted Vancouver crew, to an uber-talented young cast who hail from Alberta, BC, Manitoba and Ontario, to my producing partners and our Toronto roots, Travelers is a series as Canadian in its creation, as it is global in scope. I am counting the days ‘til I return, not just as Special Agent Grant MacLaren, and as a producer, but as the director of the 3rd season premiere. Travelers will continue to be unwavering in its dedication to Canadian talent, and in its drive to be one of the strongest, most binged shows on Netflix.”
Executive producers Brad Wright and Carrie Mudd, both of Peacock Alley Entertainment, addressed the exit from Showcase in their own comments: “Our partner Eric said it best. We’d like to add our gratitude to our viewers in Canada on Showcase – as well as the Corus and Sky Vision teams – for two extraordinary seasons. We are excited to start shooting Season 3 this March in Vancouver, and to continue the Travelers story for fans in Canada and around the world, only on Netflix.”
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