Eric McCormack is set to star in a show that is unlike anything he has worked on before.
In Showcase’s Travelers, the Will & Grace vet plays Agent Grant MacLaren, the leader of a team that has the ability to send consciousness through time, directly into people who are residing in the 21st century. The show follows these ‘travelers’ as they assume the lives of seemingly random people while secretly working to save their lives.
The travelers are: FBI Special Agent Grant MacLaren (McCormack), the team’s leader; Marcy (Alberta-native MacKenzie Porter, Hell on Wheels), a young, developmentally challenged woman in the care of her social worker, David (Edmonton’s Patrick Gilmore,You Me Her); Trevor (Manitoba-native Jared Paul Abrahamson, Awkward.), a high school quarterback; Carly (Ontario-native Nesta Cooper, Heroes Reborn), a single mom in an abusive relationship; and Philip (Reilly Dolman, Supernatural), a heroin-addicted college student.
Last month, I had the chance to catch up Eric McCormack at Fan Expo Canada and we chatted about a variety of topics. We discussed what drew him to the show considering it is so different from his past roles. McCormack explains that the show explores the idea of fixing the past to save the future. We talked about how McCormack is easily the most experienced castmember on the show and is working with relatively new actors and if he was able to mentor his co-stars as a result. The actor told me more about his layered character
Check out the interview above!
Travelers airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT beginning October 17 exclusively on Showcase in Canada, and will stream on Netflix internationally beginning December 2016. Full episodes of Travelers will be available the next day on showcase.ca.
Murtz Jaffer is the world’s foremost reality television expert and was the host of Reality Obsessed which aired on the TVTropolis and Global Reality Channels in Canada. He has professional writing experience at the Toronto Sun, National Post, TV Guide Canada, TOROMagazine.com and was a former producer at Entertainment Tonight Canada. He was also the editor at Weekendtrips.com.