NBC won’t be bringing Timeless back for a third season. The series was canceled after its first season and then almost immediately revived following an outcry by fans on social media. Those fans remained loyal to the series through season two, however it wasn’t enough this time around to score the sci-fi drama a third season order.
Season two consisted of 10 episodes which wrapped up with a huge cliffhanger on May 13, 2018. There’s a chance NBC will greenlight a two-hour movie to wrap up the storylines instead of leaving fans – known as #clockblockers – hanging.
Timeless cast and crew took to Twitter to voice their disappointment over the cancellation. Series co-creator/writer ShawnRyan said, “This is a sad day for the writers, actors, crew and especially the viewers of Timeless. We are all extremely proud of what we made and know that it was more than just a show for so many of our fans. It became a passion and a cause for many of them. We’re proud of the impact @NBCTImeless had on so many people – the students who embraced history as a result of our show, the people who were inspired by our stories of inclusion and acceptance. We saw your tweets and were inspired by you. If NBC is sincere in wanting a 2 hour movie to give much needed closure to our amazing @NBCTimeless fans, we are ready to make it. We don’t want the journeys of Lucy, Wyatt, Rufus and the others to end yet. #ClockBlockers”
Co-creator Eric Kripke tweeted, “Gutted by this, guys, I know you are too. Behind the scenes, Sony has been trying hard to set it up elsewhere, but no luck so far. I think this 2 hour movie is our best shot. We’re ready to make it if @nbc really wants it. Let ’em know how you feel. #clockblockers. THANK YOU cast, writers, crew and most all all, the #clockblockers for your brilliance & passion. I love you all. I was proud to bring a little positivity & inclusion into this f-d up world. I will keep my personal thoughts about network TV private until we get this movie made. One last thing: whether there’s a show or not, we’re all family now. We’re all #clockblockers, baby.”
Series star Matt Lanter also added his voice to those saddened by the news. “I love you #Clockblockers. You’ve fought so hard and deserve so much more. #Timeless”
“It’s true,” tweeted Abigail Spencer. “Thank you for all your support #Timeless fans! It’s been an absolute joy playing your Lucy. I sincerely hope we get to do the Timeless movie to wrap up the story and get one more go to wrap up the series in a powerful & elegant way! More soon! xoxo”
Sakina Jaffrey also tweeted, thanking the fans for their support. “Oh boy. This news sucks. Not what we expected and NOT what our fans deserved. BIG GULP! This mama bear wants to thank our #Timeless fans for all their love and support and for creating the vibrant, compassion community we are all now a part of.”