Sorry, ‘Timeless’ Co-Creator Says Series Isn’t Getting a Season 3, Movie Is Probably a Long Shot

“While Sony will continue to look at any and all options, actor deals have expired,” Shawn Ryan says

Last Updated: July 2, 2018 @ 4:27 PM

The “Timeless” hourglass is empty and it’s most likely not going to be flipped over again.

According to series co-creator Shawn Ryan, the recently-canceled NBC series has failed to find a new network for a third season, and the chances of getting that two-hour movie finale you were hoping for are now slim to none.

In a series of tweets Monday, Ryan wrote:

“1. @SPTV has notified @TheRealKripke and me that efforts to land #Timeless at another network have sadly failed,” Ryan tweeted, referencing the show’s studio Sony Television and his partner Eric Kripke. “While Sony will continue to look at any and all options, actor deals have expired and it appears there will be no Season 3 or beyond.”

“2. Discussions still take place between @SPTV and @NBC about a possible 2 hour movie to conclude the #Timeless story, but there are considerable economic obstacles that make it an uncertainty,” he continued. “We will update you when we know more.”

“3. @TheRealKripke, me, the cast, writers & crew of #Timeless want to send our immense thanks and gratitude to all the #ClockBlockers who fought so hard for this show,” Ryan added. “You made a second season possible and gave us hope for a Season 3. We wish the news was better. We love you all.”

A few hours later, Ryan returned to Twitter to field some fan questions and revealed that one episode of “Timeless” costs over $4 million to make.

When one viewer asked if there is way they will “get closure,” Ryan said, “Lets take this week to see if the movie happens, and if not, then we’ll deal with that question. Thanks for your fandom.”

“Timeless” — which had been in limbo while awaiting a renewal decision for months after wrapping Season 2 — was canceled for the second time by NBC in June. Clockblockers suffered through the series getting the axe for the first time last spring after just one season, though that decision was quickly reversed by NBC after a huge wave of support from viewers via social media.

The show was created by Kripke (“Revolution,” “Supernatural”) and Ryan (“The Shield”), and followed a trio of heroes — Rufus (Malcolm Barrett), a scientist; Wyatt (Matt Lanter), a soldier; and Lucy (Abigail Spencer), a history professor — throughout history, who attempted to prevent the destruction of the world.

Sony and NBC had no update on the status of “Timeless” — including its potential movie — when reached by TheWrap.

See Ryan’s tweets below.