Time’s Up: ‘Timeless’ Actors’ Options Run Out, No New Network To The Rescue

Time’s Up: ‘Timeless’ Actors’ Options Run Out, No New Network To The Rescue
04 Jul


Time wasn’t on ‘Timeless’‘ side.  The series co-creator Shawn Ryan took to Twitter to announce that plans to find a new home for ‘Timeless’ had failed and that the option on the show’s actors had run out, freeing them to find other work.  Not only does it look as though there will be no Season Three, it doesn’t appear that the wrap-up movie that had been mentioned previously will happen either.

Responding to comments, Ryan said that a wrap-up movie would require about $4 million and the fact that the actors are now free to land other jobs means that this is probably not going to happen.

Ryan still has his series ‘S.W.A.T.’, which is returning for a second season on CBS.  Co-creator Eric Kripke has moved on to Amazon’s upcoming comic book-based series ‘The Boys‘.

‘Timeless’ was yet another high concept series that failed to break out as a major hit.  NBC actually cancelled it after its first season, but fans rallied and NBC reversed its decision.  But when the second season saw the series continue to flounder, NBC was forced to pull the plug for good.

Were you a fan?  Are you sad to see it go?

Jason Motes

Jason’s earliest memory is of watching ‘Batman,’ followed shortly by a memory of playing Batman & Robin with a friend, which entailed running outside in just their underwear and towels as capes. When adults told them they couldn’t run around outside in their underwear, both boys promptly whipped theirs off and ran around in just capes. Jason’s father gamely agreed to read him comic books as bedtime stories instead of ‘Snow White.’ (Super Friends being his favorite.) Jason saw all of the original Star Wars movies (and Indiana Jones and Superman and Star Trek…) in the theaters. Yes, he is old. And grew up in the most GEEKTASTIC decade ever, the 80s, devouring a steady diet of GI Joe, Transformers, Masters of the Universe, Princess of Power and (best of all) Jem! (It totally counts as sci fi! They had a sentient computer that projected holograms!) Jason has studied literature, journalism, film history and has a degree in creative writing (and a minor in psychology) from the University of South Alabama. He has worked as a technical writer and proofreader. These days, most of his creative energy goes into his blog and writing for this site! He lives with the cutest puppies ever.



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