Torontos Eric McCormack changes things up in Netflix scifi thriller

first_imgAfter the successful run of “Will & Grace,” Eric McCormack could have parlayed his Emmy-winning success into a string of repeats, say, “According to Eric” or even “Eric Can Wait.” But the Canadian actor went against the broadcast-television grain to try out different roles.In his most recent series, TNT’s “Perception,” he played a neuropsychiatrist and part-time crime solver. In his newest outing, “Travelers,” he is an FBI agent who becomes a “host” for a visitor from another century. Facebook Advertisement Part science fiction and part espionage, the series, created by Brad Wright of the “Stargate” franchise, transports humans from the future into the present time. They assume the lives of random people, while performing missions in order to save humanity from the bleak future they already know.McCormack, 53, stars as Grant MacLaren, and plays a pivotal if cryptic role in the first two episodes. He spoke to The Post from New York’s London hotel about “Travelers” and the rumored revival of “Will & Grace.”Would you say you’re playing against type in this new series?I’m an actor. I can’t afford to have a type. I love to mix it up. I haven’t had a chance to play a quiet leading man in a while. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitterlast_img