NewsFlash: Continuum gets a fourth and final season


After keeping us waiting since the beginning of freaking August, we have finally gotten word via Hollywood Reporter that Continuum is getting a brief fourth and final season. Six episodes. Yes, I want more, and yes, it's not enough, but at least creator Simon Barry will be able to give us an end to this fabulous time travel series.

And now that the four months of suspense are finally over, I'm going to finish reviewing those season two episodes.
Billie Doux is the founder of Doux Reviews and has been reviewing her favorite shows for a ridiculously long time. More Billie Doux.


Mark Greig said...

This is a nice early Christmas present. I would've preferred a full season, but I'm not going to grumble.

Josie Kafka said...

Congratulations, Billie! I know you've been on tenterhooks for a while. This is great news!

Billie Doux said...

They haven't announced casting yet. I'm assuming Rachel Nichols and Erik Knudsen are a given, but what about the rest? I think Ryan Robbins (Brad Tonkin) is a must, and it wouldn't be right without Victor Webster (Carlos), but I feel like a lot of the Liber8 plot has been tied up. Opinions?

Jess Lynde said...

Woo hoo! Hip hurray! Whew.

I'm so pleased that we'll get a conclusion of sorts. [Spoilers ahead, if you aren't caught up through S3.] I'd want Garza and Kellogg back for sure. And as long as we are only talking six episodes, I'd say have the whole remaining Liber8 crew stick around to bring things to a full close. I think with where they left things, they are key elements in Kiera's team against whatever just showed up from Brad's creepy Kellogg-infused alternate timeline.

Lamounier said...

Caesar Flickerman: “We have seen a lot of tears here tonight, but I see no tears in Johanna's eyes. Johanna, you are angry. Tell me why.”
Johanna Mason: “Yeah, well, yes! I am angry. You know, I'm getting totally screwed over here.”
Caesar: “Uh-huh.”
Johanna: “The deal was that, if a show I loved did well on ratings, it would have its full run in peace, but now, they will end my favorite show again. Well, you know what? F*ck that! And f*ck everybody that had anything to do with it!”
Caesar: “All right, then. One woman's opinion.”

Billie Doux said...

Everything is relative. See, I have been waiting for four months for them to announce that the series was canceled and we'd never get closure.

And then when I learned we were getting six episodes, I was thrilled that it wouldn't end on a cliffhanger.

And now I'm getting pissed that all we're getting is six episodes. :)

Lamounier said...

I was coming back from my cousin’s graduation when I saw on my cellphone through facebook the announcement: “Continuum continues”. I literally gave a shout of happiness, to which my mom and aunt asked what happened and I quickly explained that one of the series I loved had been renewed.

Then my facebook page went down and I didn’t get to read the full article. While I closed and opened the page once more, I just couldn’t stop thinking how cool it was that we would get another season, and maybe the ratings would improve and we would get another season, and another season, and another season.

So, see, my facebook page went down and my expectations went high.

When the page was back on, I read that it was going to be the final season, which made me sad, and then I read it would only be six episodes, which made me very, very sad.

Hours later, at home, I finally got to read the full article, and to my shock it said that Continuum had “a suspenseful third season that reached more than 2.35 million viewers (v2+) and ended with a cliffhanger finale that won the night as the #1 program in key demos for all of Canadian specialty”.

What the freaking frak? It was doing well on ratings and it still got canned? I don’t get it. Is Showcase dropping its scripted dramas? They don’t like good ratings? Seriously, what the hell? That bit of information took me from sad to mad.

We spent all those months speculating that the ratings had dropped, that the ratings were bad because the story had gotten too complicated for the casual viewer, and that was why the series was in danger, but that was not the case at all. They were killing it on ratings. So why the hell is the show getting only six more episodes instead of four more seasons? Will we ever know?

This whole deal is like taking the fans from Kiera’s 2077 with the promise of better times only to throw them at Brad’s 2039.

Finally, I think I’m in the bargaining part of the grieving process. Simon Barry and Rachel Nichols (as well as others) have been so thankful to the fans, showing their gratitude through Twitter. Barry, in particular, has been incredibly humble, thanking for the opportunity to wrap up his story. That’s a man of class, and I can’t help but get excited for what he has to give to the fans one final time.

Billie Doux said...

I totally understand, Lamounier.

As I have recently been reminded, six episodes can be a lot if there's no filler. It's as much as two or three movies. And streaming has given new life to a lot of series that ended before their time. A lot of people won't stream a series if they've heard that it ended poorly, though. Let's hope Simon Barry gives us something memorable.

Lamounier said...

I had the same "two or three movies" thought to convince myself we are getting enough. :)

SPOILERS for season three ahead.

When it comes to the cast, it’s not Continuum without Kiera, Alec and Carlos. So those three are a go. Given the unfinished threads from season three, Kellogg and Curtis will probably be around too. The producers must know the fans love Garza, so it’s another one I’m expecting to be there. And, while I agree that the Liber8 plot has mostly been wrapped up, if it’s only six episodes why not have everybody around like Jess said?

Brad and Emily have got to be there too, not only because they are the honeys of our main characters, but they have become important players. Brad was essential in the latest arc. I wonder, though, if they’ll have time to bring Dillon back from near death. Oh, and Julian! He has to be back too, I don’t think the Theseus storyline has completed its course.

When it comes to the story, I’m kind of curious to see how Simon Barry will wrap up all the loose ends. The Traveler, those soldiers from 2039, Kellogg’s future versus Alec Sadler’s future... And, of course, how will the story end. Personally, I’ve always wanted the series to end with Kiera returning to her 2077, reuniting with her family and becoming the new leader on the fight against the Corporations. We shall wait and see what actually happens.