Netflix has released the first trailer for a new, interesting, and original series that they've developed called Travelers. The series stars Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) as an FBI agent who leads a group of time bandit travelers on a mission to save the future. What's interesting about these travelers is that the time traveling is done through a technology that sends their consciousness through time and into another body. The synopsis explains:
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.
Netflix is killing it with their original programming! The recently released the film Spectral and the series The OA, both of which were awesome! If you haven't watched either of those yet, make sure to do that! Travelers looks like it could be another fantastic series, and I'm looking forward to checking it out.
The rest of the cast includes Mackenzie Porter, Patrick Gilmore, Jared Paul Abrahamson, Nesta Marlee Cooper, and Reilly Dolman. Travelers is set to premiere on Netflix on December 23rd.