After initially being canceled, Timeless was brought back to life, thanks in part to a huge reaction from the show’s fans. Now approaching the end of its second season, Matt Lanter is hoping the show’s loyal following will earn the show another renewal, because he really believes in the show. But while he’s got his fingers crossed, Lanter isn’t sure whether the fans will be able to work their magic a second time.
For viewers who have skipped over Timeless, now is your chance to jump on board. Filled with great writing, a top-notch ensemble, and value added content (each episode provides insightful spotlights on moments of U.S. history), Timeless is already blessed with a hardcore fan base that saved the program from a first season cancellation. To decrease production costs, the show moved from Vancouver to Los Angeles for its second season, ten episode run.
“I feel like we are on a journey,” said Abigail Spencer. “We were cancelled and then brought back so everything has been gravy. This season we don’t have the live viewership. Let’s just call a spade a spade. Our live viewership, I think, would be much more momentous at an 8 o’clock (time slot) during the week when families can sit down and watch the show. We won the poll again (for the USA Today save our show poll) for the second year in a row . . . there is something that the show is tapping into.”
Click on the media bar to hear Spencer elaborate on the epic scope (which include the Project Runway level costume fittings) of Timeless (costume designer Mari-an Ceo is also heard in the clip):
Timeless, co-starring Matt Lanter, airs Sunday evenings on NBC (10 pm et/pt).
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.”
Click on the media bar to hear Lanter praise the historical aspects of the adventure driven series Timeless:
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.”
Click on the media bar to hear Spencer elaborate on her favorite part about the storytelling fabric of Timeless:
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).
Click on the media bar below to hear Abigail Spencer about the family dynamic of Timeless:
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.