If you’re a fan of time travel series, you can’t get more on the money, conceptually, than Timeless. Reminiscent of the kind of 1960’s TV shows which would gleefully send characters to pivotal moments in history, Eric Kripke & Shawn Ryan’s series updates such an idea as history professor Lucy Preston (Abigail Spencer), along with scientist Rufus Carlin (Malcolm Barrett) and soldier Wyatt Logan (Matt Lanter) embark on a mission to stop villainous Garcia Flynn (Goran Visnjic) from travelling across time to change the very fabric of American history. Cue episodes set anywhere from the assassination of Abraham Lincoln to the World’s Fair of 1893.
The reaction wasn’t nearly as stellar to Timeless as you might expect, however, certainly from the pedigree of Supernatural’s Kripke & The Shield’s Ryan – so much so that NBC cancelled the series in May this year, only to just three days later after extra negotiations to pick it back up for a 10 episode second season set to air in 2018. Timeless has been yanked from the jaws of cancellation, now it needs to really deliver on the premise and take its place as, potentially, one of the great time travel series. Time will tell.
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