Timeless granted a two-part finale following the show's cancellation
Time-travel drama Timeless has survived the axe for a second time. It was famously cancelled by NBC after season one and then renewed shortly after due to fan uproar. Sadly the ratings weren't strong enough to stop it being cancelled back in June.
However, while there will still be no third season, NBC has granted the series a conclusion, with TV Line confirming that a two-hour finale ordered. There is no air date confirmed yet but it is expected to be broadcast during 'the holidays'.
Executive producers Shawn Ryan and Eric Kripe made the following statement:
“While we wish we could’ve made another dozen seasons of Timeless, this is the next best thing. We’re thrilled to take the Lifeboat out for one last spin and bring closure to our story. The studio, network, cast and crew are all doing this for one reason only: the fans. Because they deserve it. Because the fans made this happen and we thank them for their passion, support and helicopters. So? You guys want to get Rufus back or what?”
The full cast - Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Malcolm Barrett, Goran Višnjić, Paterson Joseph, Sakina Jaffrey and Claudia Doumit — will all be returning for the finale.
Lisa Katz, Co-President of Scripted Programming at NBC also made the following statement:
“We’re excited to tell one final chapter to this incredible story. A huge thank you to all – our cast, crew, producers and partners at Sony – who have worked so very hard, and to the fans who kept us on our toes and made sure we did our very best week after week.”
You can catch our review of the season two finale (which ended on quite a cliffhanger) here.