Sorry, Clockblockers. NBC has canceled Timeless... again.
A month after the network announced its fall 2018 lineup, NBC finally gave Timeless fans some closure, revealing they wouldn't be ordering a third season of the time-traveling, historical drama. The news isn't exactly shocking — NBC had canceled Timeless a year prior only to renew it three days later after an impassioned fan outcry — but that doesn't mean it hurts any less. There is a small hope that NBC will bring Timeless back for a two-hour movie to wrap up the story (including that massive finale cliffhanger), but nothing is official at this time.
Co-creator Shawn Ryan shared his condolences on Twitter, writing: "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," he continued. "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"
Eric Kripke, Ryan's co-creator, echoed those sentiments on Twitter.
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 https://t.co/arNi9iS9GF— Eric Kripke (@therealKripke) June 22, 2018
Star Matt Lanter and Abigail Spencer, as well as the official Timeless writers room account also spoke out after the unfortunate news broke to thank fans for all their support over the years.
It's true. 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 https://t.co/YI59x68dj6— Abigail Spencer (@abigailspencer) June 22, 2018
We're so sorry the news isn't better #ClockBlockers. We have fought so hard for the past weeks and will continue to fight to be able to tell more of this story. Thank you so much for your amazing fandom. It has meant so much to us. #EndTimelessRight https://t.co/GYCJgs5LIk— Timeless Writers (@TheTimelessRoom) June 22, 2018
While many fans hearts were breaking due to Timeless' cancellation, others were just pissed that NBC kept them waiting for so long.
Noooooo @nbc. Seriously, you make us wait over a month for this announcement?! Ughhh. @NBCTimeless is the best show on TV and you guys didn't give it a chance (earlier air time!). Hopefully @SonyPictures can find a new home for all us #Clockblockers. #Timeless— Karyn Lovern Johnson (@karynnn) June 22, 2018
Oh great now everyone is going to harass Netflix to save Timeless. pic.twitter.com/63OI7ILW14— Garrett Hill (@GHill417) June 22, 2018
FINE. @nbc you want to play this game again? We did it once. We can do it again. Let's go. Except this time, you don't get our support. Another network will. @hulu @netflix @syfy? Anyone? #Timeless #PickUpTimeless— ً⚡️ (@ELIZATAL0R) June 22, 2018