Arnold Pinnock originally from Birmingham, UK, but now a Canadian citizen will star in the new Netflix sci-fi series, Travelers. Scheduled to air on Netflix UK December 23rd 2016.
Earlier this year Netflix revealed the start of production on the new original sci-fi series had begun on location in Vancouver, US. The time-traveling sci-fi drama is produced by Peacock Alley Entertainment Inc., in association with Showcase and Netflix.
Travelers will premiere exclusively on Netflix outside of Canada, everywhere the service is available. The series will debut on Showcase in Canada. The series is written, created and produced by WGC and Gemini Award winner Brad Wright, co-creator of the Emmy Award nominated Stargate SG-1 and creator of related franchises Stargate: Atlantis and SGU, and features a heavily Canadian cast led by Emmy Award winner Eric McCormack (Will & Grace). Canadian actress Nesta Cooper (The 100, Heroes Reborn) also stars.
The story is as follows:
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.
Pinnock has had a lengthy film and TV career. With roles in Soul Food (TV series – 2001), Paid in Full (2002), Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2005), and more recently Beauty & The Beast (2014) and Heroes Reborn (2015).
Travelers airs on Netflix UK from Friday 23rd December 2016