Veteran Canadian actor Enrico Colantoni has joined the sci-fi drama Travelers.
Showcase says Colantoni will play a mystery man who may or may not be a friend of the travellers, people from the future whose consciousness inhabits the bodies of present-day individuals to prevent coming catastrophes.
The series stars a whole raft of Canadian actors, including Eric McCormack (Will & Grace), Jared Abrahamson (Hello Destroyer), Nesta Cooper (The Edge of Seventeen), Reilly Dolman (Percy Jackson & The Olympians), Patrick Gilmore (You Me Her) and MacKenzie Porter (Hell on Wheels).
Toronto-born Colantoni, 54, has a long IMDb credit list that includes American series Hope & Gloria, Just Shoot Me!, Veronica Mars and Person of Interest, and lead roles in CTV police drama Flashpoint and Global medical show Remedy.
Another Toronto native, Stephen Lobo (Continuum) will have a recurring role on the drama and British-born, Canadian-raised Amanda Tapping (Stargate) will guest star and direct multiple episodes.
Season 2 of Travelers, a Showcase-Netflix co-production with Toronto’s Peacock Valley Entertainment, is now in production in Vancouver.
It will air on Showcase in the fall.