A fight across the fourth dimension
SEASON 1 US BROADCAST NBC from 3 October UK BROADCAST TBC
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?!”