Time has run out for NBC’s cult favorite series ‘Timeless’.  After weak ratings, the network has axed the Eric Kripke/Shawn Ryan series for a second time.  NBC actually cancelled ‘Timeless’ after its first season, also due to poor ratings, but after fan outcry, they reversed that decision, but ratings actually dropped for the second season, so NBC was forced to pull the plug on this ambitious and expensive time travel series.  ‘Timeless’ averaged 4.2 million viewers in its second season.

‘Saturday Night Live’ regular Leslie Jones previously announced that she would protest naked if NBC axed ‘Timeless’.  So get ready for that.

Season Two ended in a cliffhanger, which tends to be a sci-fi show tradition.  But NBC is at least interested in airing a two-hour ‘Timeless’ movie in order to resolve that cliffhanger and send the show off with a proper ending.

‘Timeless’ starred Abigail Spencer as Lucy Preston, Matt Lanter as Wyatt Logan and Malcolm Barrett as Rufus Carlin, as a trio of adventurers that were tasked with preserving the timestream.  Goran Višnjić co-starred as Garcia Flynn, who was initially their enemy but became their ally in the second season.  ‘Timeless’ also starred Paterson Joseph, Sakina Jaffrey, and Claudia Doumit.

Ryan and Kripke took to Twitter to break the news to their fans:

Amazon recently picked up ‘The Expanse’ after Syfy cancelled it while Netflix salvaged FOX’s ‘Lucifer’.  Could a streaming service or even another network rescue ‘Timeless?  It’s possible, but for now, it appears the option of a two-hour movie seems to be the fate of this series.

Are you a fan of ‘Timeless’?  Are you sad to see it go?

Source: Entertainment Weekly