However, low ratings sealed the fate of Timeless after its second season, and NBC once again pulled the plug on the show. While efforts to find a new home for Timeless have failed, the series will not leave fans on that massive season two cliffhanger. Instead, NBC will reunite the cast and creators of Timeless for one last story. Via The Hollywood Reporter, NBC has ordered a two-hour series finale for Timeless that will likely run during the upcoming holiday season. The possibility of a wrap up for the show was floated last May, and NBC came through on that promise. Series co-creators Shawn Ryan and Eric Kripke released a joint statement thanking NBC for the opportunity to wrap up their tale while expressing gratitude to the fans who supported the series for two seasons.
We know that many of you wanted a 3rd (and 4th and 5th) Season of the show rather than a 2 hour finale, but when it became clear that that wasn’t going to be possible, this was our last and best hope to #Save Rufus. We’re very grateful to @NBC and @SPTV for making this happen. pic.twitter.com/knT3Hqt1F4
— Timeless Writers (@TheTimelessRoom) July 31, 2018
While the show left many of its mysteries unresolved, the biggest lingering issue was the fate of Rufus Carlin (Malcolm Barrett). In the second season finale, Rufus was seemingly killed off before future versions of Lucy Preston (Abigail Spencer) and Wyatt Logan (Matt Lanter) arrived with a plan to team up with their past selves and save their friend. Ryan and Kripke teased that resolution in their statement by adding “You guys want to get Rufus back or what?”
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