Here’s some good news for Timeless fans. After cancelling the show earlier this week, NBC has now had a change of heart and renewed the time-travel drama series for a second season, which will air at some point in 2018.
— Eric Kripke (@therealKripke) May 13, 2017
According to THR, Sony TV fought hard to have NBC reverse its decision, with creators Eric Kripke and Shawn Ryan pitching a more family friendly second season and the studio offering the network a larger share of the profits, as they believe it has the potential to become a long-running franchise. There is also talk that the show will be moved from its 10pm slot to 8pm in order to allow co-viewing with parents and children.
Timeless revolves around history professor Lucy Preston (Abigail Spencer), scientist Rufus Carlin (Malcolm Barrett) and soldier Wyatt Logan (Matt Lanter), who are tasked with trying to prevent Garcia Flynn (Goran Višnjić) from rewriting American history through time travel.