The Journey Is Over, As Netflix Cancels 'Travelers'

Eric McCormack took to social media to announce that his Netflix time-hopping series ‘Travelers’ had been canceled after three seasons.  In the video he reported:

“A lot of you have been asking about the possibility of a Season 4, but many of you have been saying, ‘Look, if this is it, what a moving and surprising and profound ending it is.’ Well, I’m afraid it is [the end].  Who knows what the future holds, but Travelers Program 1, as we call it, is complete… Much love from 3468 in the 21st.”

You can watch the video below:

Following McCormack’s post, the show’s creator Brad Wright also used Twitter to thank the cast and crew.

McCormack starred as Grant MacLaren/Traveler 3468 the leader of a group of highly trained operatives from the future, who are sent back in time and occupy the bodies of individuals moments before their deaths, on a mission to save the future.  The cast also includes MacKenzie Porter, Nesta Cooper, Jared Abrahamson, Reilly Dolman, and Patrick Gilmore.  While in their past (our present), the Travelers must carry on the everyday lives of their host bodies, while maintaining their covers and not negatively disrupting the time stream.

The first two seasons were co-produced by Netflix and Canadian network Showcase, with ‘Travelers’ airing in Showcase in Canada and on Netflix everywhere else.  Netflix took over sole production with Season Three, and unfortunately, Netflix has a bad habit of axing ambitious sci-fi shows due to cost (eg. ‘Sense 8‘).

The third and final season premiered on December 14 and brought the show’s episode count to 34.

Of course, McCormack has been pulling double duty, also starring on his revived NBC sitcom ‘Will & Grace’.  Wright is currently developing a new series called ‘Solstice’ about the inhabitants of a suburb when one day the sun fails to rise and phones, internet, radio, and television stop working.

Were you a fan of ‘Travelers’?  Are you sad to see it end?

Source: TV Line