Blessed with rich characterizations and a chance to give viewers a different angle on historical moments that changed the world, Timelessis an engaging, value-added series that was initially cancelled by NBC. Thanks to clamoring from its devoted viewers, the “Time Team” (Matt Lanter, Abigail Spencer, Malcolm Barrett) and bad guy (or maybe he’s just a conflicted guy!) Garcia Flynn (Goran Visnjic) are back for a second season.
“To know that we have a passionate fan base and that they went out and made themselves heard so loud that it changed the course of history,” said Lanter who plays Wyatt, the principled soldier who is helps Lucy (Spencer) and Rufus (Malcolm Barrett) on their quest. “It’s incredible and I feel special to be a part of it. I know the fans are going to be happy (with this) season.”
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Timeless centers on the adventures of three individuals (Matt Lanter, Malcolm Barrett, Abigail Spencer) who travel back in time to ensure the safety of the Earth. A deadly organization named Rittenhouse is rewriting history in an attempt to bend reality to their own whims, and it’s up to these individuals to keep our world from going sideways.
Spencer has had an educational time playing history professor Lucy Preston. “I’m so much smarter since I started shooting the show,” said Spencer. Playing Lucy makes me seem so much smarter than I am, which is great. It’s been very interesting because every episode is a history lesson. I’ve learned about facets of history that I didn’t know existed.”
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Timeless has its season two premiere on Sunday, March 11 (NBC, 10/9c).
It’s great that NBC decided at the midnight hour to renew the well written series Timeless another season, and if you haven’t seen the show you can check out Timeless: Season One on DVD starting September 19.
The show centers on a criminal (Goran Visnjic) who is bent on destroying America with a time machine. Attempting to stop his plans is a scientist (Malcolm Barrett), soldier (Matt Lanter), and a history professor (Abigail Spencer). Along with its often twist driven narratives, the show also gives viewers a deeper insight to past historical events (one episode deals with the assassination of President Lincoln).
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Special features on the DVD include deleted scenes and a gag reel.
Filming on the second season starts November, as the show is moving from Vancouver to Los Angeles.
Playing Lucy Preston, an adventurous history professor turned time traveler, is one of the many reasons why Timeless has been a creatively gratifying experience for Abigail Spencer, and during our interview she also gave credit to the work of the show’s producers.
“First it starts with our creators Shawn Ryan and Eric Kripke,” says Spencer, who describes them as a ‘creme de la creme’ pairing.’ “Shawn Ryan has created The Shield and many other shows and Eric Kripke (created) Supernatural. They’re kind of a genre explosion in (and of) themselves and they work so well together too. It’s like My Two Dads (laughs). I get the best of both worlds with them. So that was a huge and compelling for me.”
Whether it’s meeting Ian Fleming in the flesh or witnessing the assassination of President Lincoln, Timeless is filled with bucket list (and heroic) moments for Lucy. That being said, Spencer also loves the show’s exploration of the characters’ personal lives.
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The new series Timeless centers on the time travel adventures of a scientist (Malcolm Barrett), historian (Abigail Spencer), and soldier (Matt Lanter). A team-up with top notch producers/scribes Eric Kripke (Supernatural) and Shawn Ryan (The Shield), the show may have its share of bells and whistles, but its main draw lies in its storytelling.
Lanter loves the “adventurous spirit” that’s infused within Timeless’ universe, and Barrett adds that the human element was another aspect which drew him to the program.
“These guys make sure that no matter what’s going on, no matter how many explosions, no matter how much butt-kicking or sci-fi effects you see, we’re always dealing with something very much grounded in real life emotion,” said Barrett of his collaboration with Kripke and Ryan.
Barrett, born and raised in New York, has always been a sci-fi fan. Click on the media bar below to hear why Timeless is a “perfect fit” for him.
Timeless, co-starring Goran Visnjic, airs Monday evenings on NBC.