Timeless: New Revival Movie Possible, According to Abigail Spencer

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Timeless will always be remembered as the little show that could. 

It was canceled twice and later returned for a wrap-up movie, and it couldn't have done so without passionate fans campaigning to keep the franchise alive in some capacity. 

Now, one year after the two-hour Timeless movie that wrapped the series up, the show's leading lady has opened up about the possibility of making more movies. 

Taking Aim - Timeless Season 1 Episode 12

“If we could do a Timeless movie every couple of years or around the holidays, how fun would that be?” Spencer suggested in an interview with Variety

“I just think it’s so unique. It was cancelled twice, brought back twice by the fans and then we made a movie," she continued.

"I don’t know, who does that? I feel like anything goes, and I love that cast, and I love everyone in that world.”

Spencer went on to say that fans "still want more" from the show. It's no surprise. Timeless was a rare show on broadcast the whole family could watch, so it was a shame to see it canceled. 

Abigail Spencer Wears Hat

The NBC drama focused on a history professor, a soldier, and an engineer tasked with finding the culprit who stole an experimental time machine. 

Their mission became deadly when they learned the culprit planned to rewrite American history, and that they all had a connection to it, as well as the mysterious organization that funded the machine's development. 

Timeless burst on to screens in October 2016, but it failed to make much of an impact in the ratings. Timeless Season 1 averaged 4.6 million viewers and a 1.1 rating. 

Abigail Spencer Attends SiriusXM Event

As a result NBC axed it after its freshman season. Fans took to social media to condemn the decision, leading to NBC pulling the trigger to revive the show for a second season. 

Timeless Season 2 debuted in March 2018, but the show took a big dip in the ratings. It ultimately averaged 2.6 million viewers and a 0.6 rating. 

As a result, NBC swung the ax all over again. But Sony maintained that it wanted to find a way to wrap the series up, and that's how the two-hour movie came about. 

We Keep It - Timeless Season 3 Episode 1

Maybe turning the franchise into a movie series would be the best course of action, especially given that the cast is super busy with other projects. 

What are your thoughts on Abigail's sentiments? Would you watch another movie?

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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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