Articles for Traveler Season 1

Legendary genre director David Nutter (X-Files, Supernatural) and the writer/producer of American Beauty throw their hat into the serialized thriller ring with Traveler, ABC‘s mid-season action-adventure show about two friends who find themselves implicated in a bombing perpetrated by a third friend they cannot prove exists. Read more »
If you‘ve watched ABC any time in the last week or so, you‘ve seen the preview and know the general premise of Traveler:  Three friends go to a museum in New York, and one of the friends bombs the museum, setting the other two up to take the fall.  The two wrongly accused are being chased by the authorities, all the while trying to find the friend they thought they knew in order to clear their name.  As it goes with shows like this, however, it is a little more complicated than that.  It‘s not just a Fugitive rip-off, if that‘s what you‘re worried about.The biggest problem with the pilot, and likely going forward with the show in general, is something that I‘m sure most casual viewers have presumed: the believability of the whole situation is difficult.  There are a number of plot points that take an extreme suspension of disbelief to get through, and this ultimately hurts a drama that‘s supposed to take place in the real world.  Other than that, Traveler is pretty good. Read more »
Despite a catchy serialized scenario and ABC‘s best marketing efforts, it appears the delayed mid season effort "Traveler" is entering its death throes.  The series, which got luke warm reviews from critics but slightly warmer buzz from fans, continued its rating decline this week posting a 6 in the Wednesday 10pm est slot, roughly half of the numbers LOST brought to the hour. Read more »
Fans of the struggling mid-season thriller Traveler aren‘t wasting any time in the face of the shows faltering ratings.  According to TvSquad, zealous fans have already started campaigning to save the show, citing that eight episodes is not enough to give the show a decent chance.  In reality, Traveler has fared better than expected, but that is not saying much.  Early reviews of the pilot were mixed bordering on apathetic despite the shows appealing road-movie themes mixed with Fugitive-like plot twists. Read more »
Matthew Bomer, son of a former Dallas Cowboy, is one of the many young actors to arrive in Hollywood with an intense theater background.  Moving from New York theater to the world of soap operas to big budget Hollywood films and now prime time television, Bomer has swiftly climbed the ranks in the world of acting.  His latest project sees Matthew playing the lead role, Jay, on ABC‘s Traveler.  Matthew took some time recently to discuss the show, Superman, and the possibility of a Traveler grass roots campaign.   Below you will find both the written transcript and full mp3 audio of the interview. Read more »
William Sadler, cast member on the drama-thriller Traveler, will be gracing the big screen in the horror movie The Mist.  Distributed by Dimension Films, the film is scheduled to hit the theaters on November 21. This isn’t William Sadler’s first movie role.  The 57-year-old actor, currently portraying Carlton Fog on the ABC series Traveler, has worked in films like Die Hard 2, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, and The Shawshank Redemption. Read more »
I‘m a beatnik at heart.  So, when Traveler began with talk of Kerouac, and young men quoting “On the Road,” I was hopeful.  When Traveler hit its stride, I was discouraged, but still optimistic.  The show still held the straining rhythms of that age.  Glimpses of Ginsberg, more Kerouac, and a little of Burroughs rancid paranoia to round it all out.  But like the real beatniks, Traveler was part of a fad, and all fads eventually disperse into transparency.  Traveler was one last attempt to snag the reigns of a weirdness infused serial adventure. Read more »
Jerry Bruckheimer recently teamed up with TNT to bring us The Line, a police drama which follows a group of young undercover officers in Los Angeles who have to shun the temptations of the underworld in order to do their jobs efficiently.  The show is the brainchild of Big Love writer Doug Jung and CSI‘s Danny Cannon with the cooperation of Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman, both producers for the show.The network recently announced that three actors to be part of the new series, revealing that the Traveler star Logan Marshall-Green will star alongside Nicki Aycox of Supernatural and Omari Hardwick of Miracle at St. Anna.  Moreover, another TNT pilot titled Bunker Hill has added a new member to the cast, this time reeling in Tony Curran. Read more »

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