The action-adventure drama follows a history professor, a soldier, and a scientist as they travel through time to stop a mysterious criminal. The cast includes Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Malcolm Barrett, Goran Visnjic, and Paterson Joseph.
In September, Onza Entertainment sued NBC, claiming Timeless “was “ripped off” from Spanish drama El Ministerio del Tiempo (The Department of Time). Later, NBC and production company Sony fired back, saying the time-travel genre lends itself to overlap:
Time travel is a well-established genre in all forms of media. Moreover, in many examples of the genre, the generic story line involves characters whose time travel alters the course of history, often preventing bad things from happening.”
Now, a California federal judge has denied NBC and Sony’s motion to end the lawsuit. What this means for the future of Timeless is unclear. The show’s freshman season has performed okay in the ratings so far, earning an average rating of 1.12 in the 18-49 demo and 4.707 million viewers. But will the pending lawsuit ensure the show’s cancellation? NBC has not yet announced whether or not the series will be renewed.
The season finale of Timeless airs on February 20th.
What do you think? Do you watch Timeless? Do you want a second season?