At the moment, the odds of a Timeless season 3 appear dim. Executive producer Shawn Ryan has already announced that the series failed to find a new home, but with that, there is still hope for a movie to be made at NBC. We do recognize that there may not be too many options left for the show at present, but at the same you can also have a spirit of optimism and recognize that you can never say never with some shows. A great example of this was Sense8, which was canceled and then told no (repeatedly) before it at least came back in the form of a two-hour movie.
Beyond just the Sense8 example, you never also know what the future could hold. If Timeless develops an even larger cult following in the months to come someone could eventually change their mind about picking the show up. The main issue right now is that it’s an expensive show to make; with that, it simply needs more viewers!
What better way to advertise and get more viewers, in turn, than at San Diego Comic-Con?
Fans of Timeless have assembled a GoFundMe page in order to raise some of the necessary funds for a helicopter to fly a banner over the convention on Saturday, July 21 — the most-popular day of the convention. This is a creative idea for a few different reasons, with one of the notable ones being that it’s something that will reach potentially tens of thousands of people around the convention at that time. Helicopters are loud, for starters, and there’s certainly untapped advertising space in the sky. (There’s plenty of advertisements on the ground around Comic-Con.) If the banner is creative enough, it’s certainly a way in which to get people to take notice.
As for how much this will help the campaign to make more Timeless happen, we do think that it means a lot to show other networks that Timeless fans are not going away. We do think that beyond this, one of the best ways to ensure that there’s a market for the show is just to continue to watch episodes in a way that shows a financial commitment. Buy them individually, purchase a DVD set, or watch them via a streaming / On Demand provider with advertisements included. Do something that shows that you are a consumer of the series now and for some time moving forward. We’re not sure that a possible future suitor will come back on board (other than NBC for the movie) unless something big happens. Actor contracts have already expired and with that, getting everyone back together would require a lot of legwork.
Then again, you never know — crazier things have happened within the TV community.
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