NBC revives 'Timeless'! Writers reveal the first details about the upcoming two-hour long movie
Cast members - Abigail Spencer and Matt Lanter, who happen to be quite the fan favourites - will also return to reprise their roles in the Lifeboat team's new mission.
After much drama over getting canceled - almost twice, that too - NBC's 'Timeless' is now back with the revival of the show being actually under production! And to cheer up fans further, the show's upcoming seasons could arrive the screens - at least in the Us - even before the year is over!
And all of this happened after the extremely passionate fanbase of the show - who like to call themselves the "Clockblockers" - actually made NBC think twice and reverse their minds about canceling the show after its second season. They had done the same after its first season too, and this time they wanted to cancel it a second time in a row, earlier this year, by ordering a one-off movie.
But soon after changing their minds, NBC also confirmed that cast members - Abigail Spencer and Matt Lanter, who happen to be quite the fan favorites - will also return to reprise their roles as the Lifeboat team engages in a race through the constraints of time, to rescue Malcolm Barrett's character, Rufus.
It was also revealed that all of this action will unfold in the form of a two-hour long episode. And soon, on Thursday, August 23, the writer' room of the show confirmed further exciting details - like writer Lauren Greer is going to return, along with executive producer Arika Lisanne Mittman, to pen the first and second hour of the extended episode, respectively.
Both hours will be directed by John Showalter (director "The Capture of Benedict Arnold", "The Murder of Jesse James", "Hollywoodland" and "The General"). Shooting will begin in October.— Timeless Writers (@TheTimelessRoom) August 23, 2018
That's not all; the writers also went on to reveal that they (NBC) had approved "stories for [the] two-hour event" - hinting that the movie is going to function like two back to back episodes rather than the tradition TV movie narrative.
'Timeless' veteran John Showalter is also returning to put his director's cap on and that only adds to the excitement as he's the mastermind behind classic episodes such as the one where the Lifeboat team infiltrated Citizen Kane and then proceeded to embark on a journey along the Underground Railroad to capture Benedict Arnold, the traitor.
We can't wait to take all you #ClockBlockers on this incredible journey. We're getting to make these two hours because of you. Thanks!— Timeless Writers (@TheTimelessRoom) August 23, 2018
"We can't wait to take all you #ClockBlockers on this incredible journey," the writers tweeted. "We're getting to make these two hours because of you. Thanks!"
So far only the production date has been hinted at - which is going to be in October. Other relevant information pertaining to casting announcements and as such will arrive in due course of time as the premiere date nears. As of yet, NBC's current plans about airing the two-hour special finale involves airing it in December - now that's some pre-promised Christmas cheer in advance!