A tv show that focuses on the Timekeepers: agents of an international government agency from the future, who use time travel to fight against a cult that hopes to achieve world domination by changing history. More specifically, the show focuses on the London Branch of the Timekeepers, who focus on attempts top alter history in from the 1700's to the 21st century. As such, the team takes codenames from that time period, such as Arno from Assassin's Creed Unity.
In the first episode, an attack on the team's base leads to the base being trapped in 2030, but still capable of deploying the field agents throughout time in response to Breaks in the Time Stream.
Grey, codenamed Arno: The lead field agent, who was taken from the US at young age. His younger sister disappeared not long after she was born, and Grey joined the Timekeepers when he was 17, hoping to find her.
Maya, codenamed Mercer: The London Branch Over Watch. Maya was raised in London as the child of two former Timekeepers. Maya is responsible for monitoring the Alarm System and dispatching the field agents to respond to disturbances in time. Maya is eventually revealed to have been born in the US as Grey's younger sister, but was taken by the Timekeepers to prevent her planned assassination by the Black Hand.
Dr. Rhys, codenamed Mallard: The team's doctor and father figure, who has only been a Timekeeper for 5 years. Dr. Rhys was born and raised in Wales, and was born during the Grand War as the son of an army medic.
Eli (Elisabetta), codenamed Ezra: One of three field agents. Eli chose her codename because she was raised by a preacher in Spain, and joined the Timekeepers on request from his father.
Kurt, codenamed Blaze: Born and raised in the reformed Prussia, Kurt and his family were exiled to Mexico, where he was recruited by the Timekeepers. Kurt is known for challenging the rules and policies, but he also takes his job extremely seriously.
Mickey, codenamed Carson: A US citizen who spent the majority of his adult life studying history in Chile. Mickey acts as the team's history expert, in order to keep them from altering the timeline, but has several phobias that keep him out of the field. The team debates over whether Carson's codename is from Johnny Carson or Carson Daily, a debate to which he refuses to respond.
Blanche, codenamed Tesla: The teams tech expert, Ruby is socially awkward. Blanche was a French expert criminal hacker before being recruited by the Timekeepers. The attack that sends the base to 2030 is Blanche's first day as a Timekeeper. Blanche and Kurt eventually end up dating, but must keep this a secret from the Timekeepers HQ to avoid being transferred to separate Branches.
A more detailed background of the story:
In an undetermined year in the future, time travel is invented in Morocco. This soon led to war between the few remaining countries left in the world. This becomes known as the Great War, smaller but more costly than all 3 World Wars combined.
Within the 13 remaining countries, the civilians intermingle unknowingly with 3 factions that continue to fight the Great War: The Black Hand, a remnant of the original terrorist group that started WW1, emerged as a political party in Germany during the Great War, and now operates as a time travel-centered occult based out of Prussia, whose only goal is to conquer the world through time travel; The Imperial Cabal, a Morocco-based secretive organization that aims to keep the Black Hand from achieving world domination; and the Peace Corps, Israel's group of former military and/or police officers that wish to protect the civilians from the conflicts between the Black Hand and the Imperial Cabal.
When the Hand gained access to time-travel, the Cabal decided to begin forcefully recruiting civilians as time-traveling agents to keep the Hand from changing history. However, the Corps refuses to allow this, although they admit that the Hand must be stopped. An agreement is reached in which a committee with members from both the Cabal and the Corps will select citizens of the 3rd World countries that will train with both the Corps and the Cabal to become “Timekeepers” - Peace Corps officers that are also official Cabal agents, utilizing time travel to combat the Blank Hand's attempts to change history. Timekeepers are also responsible for keeping fixed points in time from being tampered with.
This works through devices known as Clock Faces, Clock Towers, and the Pendulum. The Pendulum is a device that exists hidden in the Cabal main Sanctuary, in Morocco. Clock Faces are devices capable of measuring Time Energy - a form of energy that acts as a living time stamp. When time travel occurs, time energy from the traveler will not line up with the time they are in. When Clock Faces sense this error in time energy, the send an Alarm to the Pendulum. Clock Faces have been placed at Fixed Points in Time, and at certain events that the Cabal does not wish to have changed. Upon it's activation, the Pendulum immediately received all Alarms sent by Clock Faces throughout all of time. Using an algorithm, the Pendulum sends these Alarms to the different Clock Towers established by the Cabal at different points in time. When a break in the timeline is found, or a Clock Face Alarm is detected, one or more Timekeepers are sent to the point of the break in order to find the cause and fix the timeline, making sure to keep the world's timeline from collapsing.
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