Timeless cancelled again - but talks still continuing on a two-hour movie wrap up
Despite being well received by fans (and us here at The Digital Fix), time-travelling sci-fi drama has never been a huge rating hit. The show was cancelled last year before famously being saved last minute due to fan uproar, but that hasn't stopped it from receive the axe from NBC...again.
Deadline has reported that the delay between the NBC decision and the season two finale was down to negotiations with the show's producer Sony Pictures TV over a two-hour wrap-up movie. Talks are apparently still underway, though the cast's contracts are due to expire in days. This mini-conclusion to Timeless would apparently require new deals with all involved.
Season two ended on a big cliff hanger (you can read our review of the episode Chinatown here), leaving fans desperate to know what happened next. On the announcement on NBC's decision, the show's co-creator Shawn Ryan made the following statement on Twtter.
“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.
“We’re proud of the impact @NBCTImeless 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.”
“If NBC is sincere in wanting a 2 hour movie to give much needed closure to our amazing @NBCTimeless fans, we are ready to make it. We don’t want the journeys of Lucy, Wyatt, Rufus and the others to end yet.”
Fellow co-creator Eric Kripke added:
“Gutted by this, guys, I know you are too. Behind the scenes, Sony has been trying hard to set it up elsewhere, but no luck so far. I think this 2 hour movie is our best shot. We’re ready to make it if @nbc really wants it. Let ’em know how you feel.”
Fingers crossed that Timeless gets the conclusion it deserves...