Shawn Ryan Eric KripkeWe know that Eric Kripke (‘Supernatural’,’Revolution’) and Shawn Ryan’s (‘The Shield’,’Angel’) pilot for ‘Time‘ has been moving forward and now we’ve learned that NBC has cast two of the series’ leading actors. The time traveles that we know of so far will be Abigail Spencer (‘Cowboys & Aliens’,’Oz The Great and Powerful’) and Matt Lanter (‘Sorority Row’,’WarGames: The Dead Code’). Lanter has been in a few films but is probably best known for his work on the animated series ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ and ‘Star Wars Rebels’ for voicing Anakin Skywalker.

The series by Sony Pictures TV and Davis Entertainment is being described as “Back to the Future meets Mission: Impossible” so it sounds as if we’ll be getting a dose of action, possibly comedy, and a small bit of science fiction thrown in the boot.

While we know two of the main actors at this point it looks as if there will be four leads all together

It is a high-octane drama following an unlikely trio who travel through time to battle a master criminal intent on altering the fabric of human history with potentially catastrophic results.

So unless the tagline is changing, we’ll see at least one more hero and a master criminal that needs to be cast.

Time travel is always hit or miss but shows like ‘Dr. Who’ and ’12 Monkeys’ have proven that there is a market for it when done right. As long as they can skim enough on the science and not make it a convoluted mess than this could be a series that really draws viewers in. The problem that I see here is that it somewhat sounds like part of the plot which ABC’s ‘Time After Time‘ will be based off of just without H.G. Wells.

Kripke has had a lot of success on getting his shows picked up though many have been cancelled due to ratings. The most notable was also on NBC in ‘Revolution’ though due to a high budget and only moderate viewership it also was pulled before completion.

Are you looking forward to ‘Time’? Do you think that we’ll have a hit on our hands or will it suffer the fate of many or Kripke’s past shows?

Source: Slash Film