Timeless Pilot Facts: Everything To Know From New NBC Comedy
Timeless from executive producers Eric Kripke and Shawn Ryan is yet another time travel story with a trio of heroes chasing a terrorist played by Goran Visnjic, who stole a time machine to pursue a mysterious plan. Timeless will be premiering on October 3, on NBC at 10 pm.Advertisement
The trio includes Lucy (Abigail Spencer), Wyatt (Matt Lanter), and Rufus (Malcolm Barrett). The plot has some specific time travelling rules that make the adventure even more beguiling. Travelling back and forth in time is not a cup of tea, as it doesn’t allow the traveller to go back in a time in which they once existed. This prevents the characters from trying to achieve a goal through repeated attempts. And failures in the past would have ramifications in the present.
The best part about Timeless is that it is made for the audience who wants to delve into the main element right away, without going into too many twists and turns, the IGN reported.
In the premiere episode shows historian Lucy, soldier Wyatt and techie Rufus travel back to 1937 New Jersey to prevent an already bad situation, the Hindenburg disaster from getting worse. And it doesn’t stop there. In the process that the heroes are getting to know each other, they also have to rely on each other in order to succeed in their mission.
In the episode 2, titled “The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln” the trio follows a terrorist, Garcia Flynn, to the night of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, and discover the connection between Flynn and John Wilkes Booth, played by Kelly Blatz, the Spoilers Guide reported.
The EW reported that when asked about how the idea of Timeless came to mind, EP Kripke said, “For me, the impulse behind doing a time-travel show was searching for an efficient story engine.”
Ryan said that the idea of narrating different stories is what intrigued him the most. “Yeah, I was really intrigued by the idea of having a story engine that would allow us to tell different kinds of stories,” he said. “Our pilot deals with the Hindenburg as kind of a disaster movie, when we go to World War II in Germany, that’s a spy story, when we go to Watergate in the ’70s, that’s a conspiracy story along the lines of All the President’s Men, and the Vegas Rat Pack era episode is kind of an Ocean’s Eleven kind of thing. It allows us to explore these different genres all within the same show.”