Netflix just continues to roll out the original series these days, and with the increasing frequency of these shows, there should hopefully come more out of the box thinking as they try to keep things fresh and original. The latest show to come from Netflix, ‘Travelers’ is set to premiere on the streaming giant on December 23, just in time for Christmas, and tells the story of a team of 5 agents from the future whose consciousnesses are sent back to the 21st century to inhabit 5 bodies and attempt to prevent the extinction of the human race in their time.
The show stars Eric McCormack, Mackenzie Porter, Patrick Gilmore, Jared Paul Abrahamson, Nesta Marlee Cooper, and Reilly Dolman, and based on the trailer does not look half bad, though it does not look all that exciting either. I most likely will give it a chance because of the cred that Netflix has built up over the years, same with McCormack, but other than that we’ve seen similar types of time travel stories before, but hopefully they will have a fun twist on the whole thing that will make it worthwhile.
Check out the trailer for the series below, and feel free to share your opinions of the show in the comments below that!
Hundreds of years from now, the last surviving humans 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 in order to save humanity from a terrible future. These travelers are: FBI Special Agent Grant MacLaren (Eric McCormack), the team’s leader; Marcy (Mackenzie Porter), a young, intellectually disabled woman in the care of her social worker, David (Patrick Gilmore); Trevor (Jared Paul Abrahamson), a high school quarterback; Carly (Nesta Marlee Cooper), a single mom in an abusive relationship; and Philip (Reilly Dolman), a heroin-addicted college student. Armed only with their knowledge of history and an archive of social media profiles, the travelers discover that 21st century lives and relationships are as much a challenge as their high-stakes missions.
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