The ongoing saga of Timeless continues. Or comes to an end, whichever way you want to look at it.
After being canceled, then uncanceled, then canceled again, then given the possibility of closing out the series with a two-hour movie, then not, NBC and Sony Pictures Television (the studio that produces the show) have announced that the time travel drama will return one last time for a two-part finale.
“We’re excited to tell one final chapter to this incredible story,” said Lisa Katz, co-president of scripted programming for NBC Entertainment, in a statement. “A huge thank you to all – our cast, crew, producers and partners at Sony – who have worked so very hard, and to the fans who kept us on our toes and made sure we did our very best week after week.”
NBC originally gave the series the axe after Season 1, but gave it another chance after receiving massive support from the show’s fanbase. But following the underwhelming numbers from Timeless’ second season (the hefty production costs of $4 million per episode probably didn’t help, either), the network passed on making a third season.
Timeless follows the adventures of history professor Lucy Preston (Abigail Spencer), scientist Rufus Carlin (Malcolm Barrett), and soldier Wyatt Logan (Matt Lanter) as they travel through time in a time machine. The cast also includes Goran Višnjić, Paterson Joseph, Sakina Jaffrey, and Claudia Doumit.
The show is created, written, and executive produced by Shawn Ryan and Eric Kripke. Tom Smuts and Arika Lisanne Mittman are co-showrunners and executive producers. Don Kurt, Greg Beeman, John Davis, John Fox, and Marney Hochman also executive produce.
The two-part finale will air during the winter holidays this year.