A fight across the fourth di­men­sion

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NEW SHOW! Hop­ping through time can be messy. The Ter­mi­na­tor, Doc­tor Who, Back To

The Fu­ture and count­less other shows and movies clearly es­tab­lished one car­di­nal rule above any other: even the slight­est change in the past can cause ir­rev­o­ca­ble dam­age to the fu­ture. And that’s ex­actly what gar­cia Flynn (goran Vis­njic) is count­ing on in Time­less. NBC’s en­tic­ing new show finds Flynn, a time ma­chine thief, bent on rewrit­ing his­tory for his own agenda.

“if you have a ter­ror­ist who gets his hands on a time ma­chine and is set on de­stroy­ing the united States, that’s re­ally scary,” ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer eric Kripke tells SFX. “He doesn’t have to set off a bomb some­where. He can just make sure when Win­ston Churchill gets hit by a car in the 1930s, he doesn’t sur­vive.”

Home­land Se­cu­rity as­sem­bles a rag­tag team – in­clud­ing his­tory pro­fes­sor Lucy (Abi­gail Spencer), sci­en­tist ru­fus (Malcolm Bar­rett) and Delta Force veteran Wy­att (Matt Lan­ter) – to chase him down in an old time ma­chine pro­to­type. they must pre­vent the med­dle­some Flynn from al­ter­ing the time­line, even as they deal with their own im­pulse to do the same thing them­selves.

“Wy­att’s in­cred­i­bly tempted to use the time ma­chine to amend what hap­pened to his wife,” Kripke ex­plains. “He’s wrestling be­tween his pro­fes­sional mis­sion and pri­vate de­sires.”

As for when Flynn will strike next, Kripke cites a long list of mon­u­men­tal dates that are un­der con­sid­er­a­tion.

“We’re se­ri­ously talk­ing about the Lin­coln as­sas­si­na­tion, World War ii, Water­gate, the Moon land­ing, the Alamo, the Amer­i­can rev­o­lu­tion, gang­sters and the Old West,” Kripke shares. “the pos­si­bil­i­ties are end­less.”

“Did anyone get the num­ber of that gi­ant trac­tor that hit us last night?!”

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