This is not the good timeline for Travelers fans, as Netflix has cancelled the sci-fi series after its third season.
The time-travelling thriller stars Eric McCormack as FBI agent Grant MacLaren, who leads a team performing missions to save humanity from a terrible future. Many centuries into the distant ether, the Earth’s population has dwindled to almost nothing, but the survivors have discovered the key to time travel. And so a group enters the 21st century on a mission to avert disaster, at the risk of erasing themselves from history.
Created by Brad Wright (Stargate SG-1), the sci-fi series began as a co-production with Showcase in Canada, where it first aired before being released in other countries on Netflix. Shortly after its second season, though, Netflix became the exclusive home for the show worldwide, giving the green light to a third run as a fully-fledged Netflix original.
Now, though, McCormack has revealed that a fourth season is not on the cards.
“A huge thank you for your ravenous response to Season 3 worldwide,” he said in a video announcing the cancellation. “A lot of you have been asking about a possibility of a Season 4, but many of you are saying that if this is it, what a moving, surprising and profound ending it is. Well, I’m afraid, it is. Who knows what the future holds? But Travelers Program 1, as we call it, is complete.”
“For now, Protocol 5,” he added. “Much love from 3468 in the 21st.”
Brad Wright also tweeted thanks to the “greatest cast, crew, directors, writers, artists and producing partners a guy could ask for” and tanked Netflix for “stepping up so we could make season 3”.
All three seasons remain on Netflix, for new fans to discover or existing fans to relive. Never seen Travelers? Read why you should catch up.
Travelers is available on Netflix UK, as part of an £8.99 monthly subscription.