NBC cancels 'Timeless' for the second time, promises a two-hour film to tie up loose ends
Time-traveling action drama 'Timeless' has been canceled by NBC. But it's not all dark clouds and no hope for the fans because NBC is reportedly in talks with Sony TV Studios for a special two-hour movie to round up and offer closure to the followers of the show, in terms of all the cliffhangers that the second season of the show ended with.
"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," the show's co-creator, Shawn Ryan, tweeted on Friday once the news of the cancelation broke out.
"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," he added.
Co-creator Eric Kripke also urged fans to make some noise about the topic, in case they desire a potential wrap-up — along with the hint that the idea of another network or streaming service picking up the show is way too far-fetched.
"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," he tweeted. "THANK YOU cast, writers, crew and most all all, the #clockblockers for your brilliance & passion. I love you all. I was proud to bring a little positivity & inclusion into this f-d up world. I will keep my personal thoughts about network TV private until we get this movie made."
The show's stars Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, and Sakina Jaffrey also shared their views on the news through their social media accounts — thanking fans and followers for their love and support in the process.
"It’s true. Thank you for all your support #Timeless fans! It’s been an absolute joy playing your Lucy," Spencer tweeted. "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!"
"I love you #Clockblockers," Lanter wrote. "You’ve fought so hard and deserve so much more."
Jaffrey's tweet read: "Oh boy. This news sucks. Not what we expected and NOT what our fans deserved. BIG GULP! This mama bear wants to thank our #Timeless fans for all their love and support and for creating the vibrant, compassion community we are all now a part of."
Just last year, Timeless was canceled after its first season itself, before NBC decided to reverse its decision just within three days. Despite its second season's ratings being unimpressive, it remained popular among fans online. But as of now, fans and followers can only wait and keep fingers crossed for a potential movie!