Axed: Timeless (again)

Time runs out for US time-travel series.

US sci-fi Timeless, which is yet to debut in Australia, has been axed by NBC for second time.

Last year, NBC reversed their decision to cancel the time travel drama after one season and picked it up for season two. The series features Goran Visnjic, Abigail Spencer, Malcolm Barrett, and Matt Lanter.

But co-creator Shawn Ryan shared his disappointment on Twitter.

“This is a sad day for the writers, actors, crew and especially the viewers of Timeless. We are all extremely proud of what we made and know that it was more than just a show for so many of our fans. It became a passion and a cause for many of them,” he wrote.

“We’re proud of the impact Timeless had on so many people – the students who embraced history as a result of our show, the people who were inspired by our stories of inclusion and acceptance. We saw your tweets and were inspired by you.”

But it has also been reported that there are discussions on a two-hour movie to wrap up storylines.

“If NBC is sincere in wanting a 2 hour movie to give much needed closure to our amazing Timeless fans, we are ready to make it. We don’t want the journeys of Lucy, Wyatt, Rufus and the others to end yet,” Ryan wrote.

Nine is understood to have the rights for Australia but yet to schedule the series.

Source: Digital Spy

7 Responses

  1. In answer to JamieL’s question about the Spanish reference in Pertinax’s comment: “Timeless” would appear to be heavily influenced by an intriguing and very quirky Spanish tv series called “The Ministry of Time”.
    It plays on Netflix and is wonderfully presented in Spanish with English subtitles…lots more interesting than “Timeless” and well worth a viewing.
    And would be very appropriate on SBS to boot!

    1. Thanks for that, I guessed that ‘The Ministry of Time’ may be the show in question, it does have a similar theme but concentrates mainly on Spanish history where Timeless looks mostly at U.S. history and characters as the main cast try to stop paradoxes in time by dark political forces. If anything Timeless is closer to ’12 Monkeys’ if comparisons are made, besides using history in time travel yarns is nothing new for anyone who can remember the 1968 Irwin Allen show Time Tunnel.

  2. According to the Spanish they made it complicated and Sony had to settle a lawsuit for ripping them off. If I ever get to see it, I will know whether I will miss a 3rd season. What happened to the rumours of Nine airing it?

  3. Great show at first with all the historical storylines. But then disappeared up its own but with the overarching “conspiracy” storyline. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    What’s wrong with Hollywood that they have to make it all so complicated sometimes?

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