Sony Pictures TV’s attempts to find a new network for NBC’s cancelled time-travel drama “Timeless” have failed.
The beloved cult hit was famously scrapped and then saved by the fans for a second season. Sadly the show didn’t receive a second reprieve, but producers tried to shop it around elsewhere. That option is now off the table, hammered home by the fact the cast’s options have expired, but there’s still a tiny bit of hope.
Series co-creator/executive producer Shawn Ryan gave fans the update on Twitter, thanking them for their unwavering support:
“Sony Pictures TV has notified Eric Kripke [co-showrunner] and me that efforts to land “Timeless” at another network have sadly failed. While Sony will continue to look at any and all options, actor deals have expired and it appears there will be no Season 3 or beyond.
Discussions still take place between Sony Pictures TV and NBC about a possible two-hour movie to conclude the #Timeless story, but there are considerable economic obstacles that make it an uncertainty. We will update you when we know more.
Kripke, me, the cast, writers & crew of #Timeless want to send our immense thanks and gratitude to all the #ClockBlockers who fought so hard for this show. You made a second season possible and gave us hope for a Season 3. We wish the news was better. We love you all.”
Two-hour finales made after the fact are rare, though was done recently with Netflix’s “Sense8”. Kripke said on Twitter late last month: “I think this 2 hour movie is our best shot. We’re ready to make it if NBC really wants it.”