Four! Now there are at least four time-travel projects in the works.
This might be the first clear TV development trend of 2016 and now it’s NBC turn to switch on the flux capacitor with a pilot order for a new series titled, appropriately enough, Time.
Here’s the pitch: “This high-octane drama follows an unlikely trio who travel through time to battle a master criminal intent on altering the fabric of human history with potentially catastrophic results.”
Which sounds intriguing. Bonus: Time is from heavy hitters Shawn Ryan (The Shield) and Eric Kripke (Supernatural).
For those who missed the first three time-travel projects we reported, there’s …
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– Comedy Central’s Time Traveling Bong (or, our preferred title, Bong to the Future) which “centers on two cousins, played by Ilana Glazer and Paul Downs, who discover a time-traveling bong and ride high as they blaze through time. Their buzz is killed when the bong breaks and the cousins are forced to bounce around the space time continuum, learning to appreciate there’s no time like the present.”
– The untitled time-travel comedy for Fox, about three friends who “find an even less likely way to travel through time, irreversibly complicating their personal lives in 2016, as the great moments of the past collide with today’s popular culture, with hilarious and quite disastrous results.”
– And of course The CW has its big time travel series coming Jan. 21, the DC Comics title Legends of Tomorrow, which has put a fair amount of thought into its time-travel rules.