NBC has a new time-travel series that you?ll surely love called Timeless from Supernatural creator Eric Kripke and Shawn Ryan.
The Timeless release date will be on October 3 at 10/9c on NBC. For all those who want to get a dose of a fun, time-travel adventure story, then this show is for you.
The series follows a terrorist played by Goran Visnjic who hijacks a time machine in order to screw with historical events. He is to be hunted down by a team which consists of a historian played by Abigail Spencer, a soldier played by Matt Lanter, and a scientist played by Malcolm Barrett.
The pilot, according to The Hollywood Reporter?s Daniel Fienberg, handled the depiction of the 1937 Hindenburg disaster well while the premise is ?loopy but blissfully not overexplained.? The special effects were also stylized nicely rather than making it hyper-realistic. Fienberg also mentioned his best formula for introducing time-travel: ?Here are a couple paradoxes, here are a couple rules, now go play and we?ll add information later.? The new NBC series did just that in the pilot and the three lead players? performances were good.
Talking to Collider, Kripke describes the new time-travel show as, ?A big, fun, epic, swashbuckling adventure show.?
He continues, ?It?s like, we?re very much going for the tone of an early Spielberg movie or a great Michael Crichton novel. And it?s really gonna be a lot of fun. It?s gonna be exciting. The characters are complicated and interesting, the actors are amazing, the scope is huge. I think people are really gonna enjoy it, I can?t wait for them to watch. I want them to play the Raiders of the Lost Arc soundtrack in their head as they watch it.?
Kripke also adds that in the series, they go to a different iconic period in history every week and as long as there are historical periods like with Supernatural and its ghost stories, there will be more stories to tell. Quantum Leap is also a huge influence for the show as the creator adds. It?s going to be a series where they will bring back the fun in time-travel.
Catch the official premiere of Timeless on October 3, 10/9c on NBC.