It’s now 100% official — Timeless actress Abigail Spencer has a new gig over at Hulu in Reprisal.
Last year, we reported that Spencer had signed on to do a pilot for the series; now, it’s getting a full season. This show is described as a “hyper-kinetic revenge tale,” one that follows a femme fatale played by Spencer who leads a vicious campaign after being previously left to die. This is probably going to be a dark and at-times violent story — basically, a very different sort of show that what she’s done as of late. (Some of Spencer’s other television credits include Rectify and arcs on Suits and Grey’s Anatomy.)
Rectify has a great cast with a number of familiar faces, including Mena Massoud of Jack Ryan and also MacGyver actor David Dastmalchian, otherwise known as the villain Murdoc. There’s no specific time-frame as to when this show could premiere, but we’re thinking either late this year or early in 2020.
For those wondering, we don’t see this gig ever fully inhibiting Spencer from doing more Timeless down the road. While the recent holiday movie did a great job of tying together a number of loose ends, we do think that there’s always going to be a chance for her to come back and do more of the story at some point in the future. That really just depends on whether or not the studio Sony or NBC decide to pick up the franchise at some point. We think that there’s always going to be some interest fans, producers, and the studio for more, but for the time being it’s awesome to see Spencer get an ambitious new role that’s a nice 180 from what she did as Lucy Preston. What was fun about Timeless, beyond all of the obvious, is that Spencer basically played a number of different characters — while they are all technically parts of Lucy, they were all undercover and had some separate personalities.
You don’t have to wait until Reprisal premieres in order to see Spencer back on TV — after all, the character is going to be appearing on Suits again this Wednesday as Dana “Scottie” Scott, a former love interest for Harvey Specter and also a powerful attorney in her own right. She’s going to go toe-to-toe with Samantha Wheeler and force Harvey in a tough spot where he has to pick a side — Samantha’s a name partner, but he’s also known Scottie so much longer. (Want to preview this episode? Then be sure to visit the link here now.)
What do you think about Spencer’s new series getting an official order, and are you still hoping for more from Timeless down the road? Share below. (Photo: Hulu.)