The networks are big on time travel this season. The Timeless drama series premiered on NBC in October of 2016, but the ratings have been disappointing, and it may well be cancelled. On March 5th, FOX debuted the sitcom Making History — the very same night Time After Time premiere on ABC. When will we find out which will be cancelled or renewed for a second season? It’s just a matter of time.
An hourlong drama, Time After Time stars Freddie Stroma, Josh Bowman, Génesis Rodríguez, Nicole Ari Parker, Will Chase, Jordan Sparks, and Jennifer Ferrin. The ABC series follows the young H.G. Wells (Stroma) and his journey via his incredible time machine. Wells is in hot pursuit of the brilliant and engaging surgeon, Dr. John Stevenson (Bowman), a.k.a. “Jack the Ripper.” It is in present-day New York City that he meets philanthropist Vanessa Anders. She is the current owner of Wells’ time machine and may also be his great-granddaughter. Assistant museum curator Jane Walker (Rodríguez) joins Wells on his dangerous search for the man now known as “The Key Killer.”
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What do you think? Have you been watching the Time After Time TV series on ABC? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a second season?