Enrico Colantoni joins cast of Travelers

Veteran star of Flashpoint and Veronica Mars to play a man of mystery in Season 2 of Showcase series.

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.

BY DEBRA YEO – TORONTO STAR

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