Timeless Season 2 cancelled on cliffhanger? Creator Shawn Ryan has explained the decision to end the drama’s first season on a cliffhanger despite the threat of cancellation, per Deadline:
We had thought for awhile about what the best way was to give some closure for Season 1 while also setting us up for a new dynamic in Season 2. We wanted to bring Garcia Flynn’s journey to some kind of end, though I’m sure we’ll see more of him going forward. So while many people might see our Season 1 conclusion as a cliffhanger, we see it as a wrap-up of Season 1 and a launch point for Season 2.
Ryan notes that Season 2 will be pitched to the NBC renewal gods in April:
We are working on our overall plan for Season 2 right now and we’ll pitch it to NBC in April, so I’m reluctant to get too much into it because we’ll want to take a deep breath and evaluate the whole season before we commit to what we want to do in Season 2. What I can say is the current plan involves our heroes traveling to the past to stop history from being perverted and changed too much.
On whether they had an alternate ending that could serve as a proper series finale in the event of extinction:
No. Eric and I planned for success. We’ve been working towards this ending ever since the season began.
Will Timeless spend eternity on a cliffhanger or will it renew for Season 2? Stay tuned…