Netflix sets Travelers return

The sci-fi series has been a hit for the streamer and was one of its most-binged series in 2017.

Season three of Peacock Alley Entertainment’s sci-fi series Travelers will land on Netflix next month.

Created by writer and executive producer Brad Wright (Stargate), the series stars Eric McCormack and tells the story of a group of humans from the future who discover they can send their consciousness back in time.

Season three of Travelers is set to debut on Dec. 14, 2018 worldwide. It is produced by Toronto-based Peacock in association with Netflix, and is exec produced by Wright, John Lenic and Peacock president Carrie Mudd.

Initially co-commissioned by Netflix and Corus Entertainment, the show’s first two seasons aired on Showcase in Canada and Netflix internationally. In March, it was announced the series had been renewed for a third season, with Netflix as the sole commissioning broadcaster and global rights holder.

Travelers has been a success for Netflix, and was the seventh most-binged series globally on the streamer in 2017.  At the Banff World Media Festival this spring, Larry Tanz, VP of content acquisition at the streamer, said the average viewer watched the entire second season of Travelers in roughly five days.

Also during Banff, the series nabbed the Rockie Awards Program Competition‘s prize for best sci-fi, fantasy and action series, as well as the Rogers Prize for Excellence in Canadian Content.