The following article contains spoilers for Timeless season two.

Back in June when Timeless was cancelled by NBC for the second time, it seemed as though fans of the cult sci-fi series would never get a resolution to the season two cliffhanger. Fan support saved the show once, could it do it for the second time to will the third season into existence? The sad short answer is no, but the happier slightly longer answer is that the previously mooted two-part series finale is a go at NBC. Timeless creators/executive producers Shawn Ryan and Eric Kripke broke the happy news in a joint statement.

“While we wish we could’ve made another dozen seasons of Timeless, this is the next best thing. We’re thrilled to take the Lifeboat out for one last spin and bring closure to our story. The studio, network, cast and crew are all doing this for one reason only: the fans. Because they deserve it. Because the fans made this happen and we thank them for their passion, support and helicopters. So? You guys want to get Rufus back or what?”

In case you've not seen the show, a former government operative (Goran Visnjic) steals a time machine to cause all manner of chaos by changing critical events in history. An unlikely trio consisting of a history professor (Abigail Spencer), a soldier (Matt Lanter), and an engineer (Malcolm Barrett) must travel back in time to safeguard the world as we know it. I'm likely not doing the series justice, but despite my poor explanation, Timeless is a lot of fun, and it remains a mystery why it has struggled to find a bigger audience.

Timeless joins CSI, and Netflix's Sense 8 that served up a feature-length farewell to wrap up all the loose ends. I would have gladly watched Timeless for years to come, but I'll take a two-part finale over being left on a frustrating cliffhanger. The Timeless series finale will be broadcast late this year on NBC, UK fans should be able to catch it on E4.