Timeless is in some trouble. Deadline reports a Spanish media company is suing NBC over the upcoming time travel drama.
From Eric Kripke and Shawn Ryan, the show centers on a history professor, a bodyguard, and an engineer who must chase down a time-traveling criminal. The cast includes Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Malcolm Barrett, Goran Visnjic, Paterson Joseph, Sakina Jaffrey, and Claudia Doumit.
Recently, Spanish company Onza Entertainment filed a suit against NBC, claiming the upcoming series is copied from their own program El Ministerio del Tiempo (The Department of Time). The Spanish series also “relates to the adventures of a three-person government team (consisting of one woman and two men) traveling through time to thwart undesired changes to past events.”
NBC has not yet commented on the lawsuit, which is still pending.
Timeless premieres on October 3rd.
What do you think? Have you heard of or seen El Ministerio del Tiempo? Does it sound like Timeless?