Wesley MacInnes guest stars on ShowCase’s 'Continuum'

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July 25th, 2012

via press release:

Vancouver Actor Returns to the Dark Side
Wesley MacInnes guest stars on ShowCase’s Continuum

For Immediate Release--July, 2012--Vancouver actor Wesley MacInnes steps back into the world of sci-fi and villains in the hit new ShowCase series Continuum. No stranger to the genre having played the murderous supervillain Icicle on Smallville, MacInnes welcomed the chance to be the bad guy once again.

Continuum is a one-hour sci-fi/police drama series following a cop, Kiera Cameron (Rachel Nichols – Star Trek, GI Joe: Rise of Cobra) from the year 2077. Amidst the attempted execution of eight anti-corporate terrorists there is an explosion that sends them, along with Kiera, back to 2012. A stranger in a strange land, she must find a way to track them all down before they can destroy the future she left behind.

As the first season comes to its climax, Wesley MacInnes guest stars as Hoyt Gerber - a quick tempered young man who has some rather radical views on bringing down the world’s growing corporate entities. He is also a friend of series regular Julian Randol (Richard Harmon – The Killing); step-brother to series lead Alec Saddler (Erik Knudsen - Scott Pilgrim vs The World). In episode nine Kiera and her cop partner from 2012, Carlos Fonnegra (Victor Webster – Surrogates), arrive to investigate some bizarre activities at the Sadler residence only to walk in on a lot more than they bargained for.

“This was a very intense episode to shoot with a lot of action and tempers running high. I think fans will be truly shocked to see how it all shakes down,” says MacInnes on the second to last episode of the first season. Wesley’s episode airs on ShowCase on July 29th at 9pm ET/PT.

Prior to working on Continuum, MacInnes has played lead roles on Smallville, Magic Beyond Words: The JK Rowling Story, A Dog Named Christmas, The Vampire Diaries and CBC’s Heartland; where he portrayed up and coming country musician Austin Mars throughout the show’s fifth season.

MacInnes is also a country musician off-screen, performing under the name Wes Mack & The Wildflowers. His songs have been used on CBC’s Heartland, as well as an upcoming CBC movie set to air this fall. The first single, Waiting on Maria, from his debut album is available internationally on iTunes.

MacInnes currently resides in Vancouver, BC where he is filming, writing and recording for new projects set to air in 2013.

  • It’sBroccoli

    LOL, the press release says he’s had a “lead role” on the Vampire Diaries. I googled his name, but didn’t at all recognize his face. So I went to IMDB and it turns out he starred in the Pilot as “Peeing Guy #1”.. xD Haha. Not sure I’d call that a “lead role”.

  • Latrell

    I’m chuckling over the fact that actor who plays the cop on the show is wearing an outfit that says “POLICE” on the chest.

    Well played Continuum promotions people.

  • Jonas

    The more publicity for Continuum the better. But..

    Really. I’m not sure how this is news worthy, this actor hasn’t even been a series regular in something let alone a ‘lead role’. Mr MacInnes who I IMDb’d hasn’t really done much to substantiate a press release. Actors getting a guest role happens every episode. It would make sense if it was perhaps Joe Morton, Adam Baldwin or Oliver Phelps. Someone who has become a little more memorable so that the reader will be more inclined to check out Continuum.

  • Julie


    I don’t disagree about how good it would be to see a ‘name’ actor announced, but I’m don’t think it’s really fair to disparage this actor’s background. No doubt he is more familiar to those (not me) who have happened to watch what he has been in before (and Heartland is pretty popular here, although genre-wise it’s the opposite end of the scale)…but anyway the bottom line is whether or not he’s any good in THIS role.

    And you’re right that any publicity for this show is positive (especially on a US site), I am really enjoying it and hope that if/when it shows up on US TV that people do give it a shot.

  • jessica

    Gotta love the fact that the press release people can’t even get the name of the channel correct. Showcase. No capital “c” folks.

  • Nick

    I hope this comes to the US. It looks really cool.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    I’ve been downloading this show since episode one. It’s pretty well done. The time travel doesn’t get in the way at all – it’s used strictly for flashbacks. It’s strictly a police procedural with a continuing story arc of Rachel Nichol’s character trying to take down the terrorist group with help from a current day computer hacker who provides her with both tech support and current time information.

    The acting is OK; most of the actors are relatively competent actors we’ve seen in many other shows, especially Tony Amendola as the head of the terrorist group. Rachel Nichols plays the lead character competently, and the character itself is intelligently presented. The writing is reasonably good. The directing usually makes sense. The plot lines are OK. There’s plenty of action. The special effects are OK.

    Each week’s crime plot links back to some connection with the terrorist group, so it’s not like Alcatraz, which never went anywhere. This show is way better than Alcatraz.

    All in all, it’s pretty good.

  • Jesse Cardoza

    Really enjoy the concept its sort of like time cop meets time traveller’s wife. Rachel Nichols acts very well in it.

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