Last year, Timeless defied the odds by surviving cancellation after its first season. NBC had made the call to let go of Timeless, but the network quickly reversed itself after an outpouring of support from fans of the show. This year, Timeless once again came up on the bubble of renewal, and NBC has canceled it again. Unfortunately, this is one crisis that the Lifeboat team may not be able to solve.
Via The Hollywood Reporter, there is some hope that the cliffhanger ending from Timeless season 2 may be resolved in a two-hour movie that would act as a series finale. That appears to be the only option currently on the table to continue the series. As part of last year's renewal, Sony TV gave NBC Universal a 50% ownership stake in Timeless. That may have limited the show's options to find a new home.
Timeless co-creator Shawn Ryan shared a statement on Twitter thanking the fans, the performers, and the team behind the series for their two-season run. He also expressed optimism about the potential finale movie.
3. 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. #ClockBlockers
— Shawn Ryan (@ShawnRyanTV) June 22, 2018
Series stars Abigail Spencer and Matt Lanter also weighed in with messages of support and gratitude to the Timeless fans.
It’s true. Thank you for all your support #Timeless fans! It’s been an absolute joy playing your Lucy. I sincerely hope we get to do the Timeless movie to wrap up the story and get one more go to wrap up the series in a powerful & elegant way! More soon! xoxo https://t.co/YI59x68dj6
— Abigail Spencer (@abigailspencer) June 22, 2018
— Matt Lanter (@MattLanter) June 22, 2018
At the moment, it's unclear how close a Timeless series finale movie is to becoming a reality. Even if it goes forward, new deals will have to be made with the performers to bring them back one last time. Or could there be a miraculous season pick-up like Netflix's recent acquisition of Lucifer?
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