How did you get involved with Timeless?
It was really [series creators] Shawn Ryan and Eric Kripke. We were about to start our final season of Rectify and I had a month where, if I was going to do a pilot, I could. Shawn Ryan saw me do a pilot called Grace that Lesli Linka Glatter directed and Krista Vernoff created — and obviously Lesli Linka Glatter and Shawn Ryan had worked together many times before [on The Chicago Code and other projects]. I guess he had kind of kept me in mind for stuff, because that pilot was from five years ago. So in this month where I was like, “Oh, am I going to do a pilot?” my manager got the script from them. It was the only pilot that she sent me. I read that day, and then four other actresses who were auditioning for the role of Lucy texted me, “I just went in for this show. You have to play this part!” I was like, “What? You could play the part.” They were like, “No. When I read it, it’s you. That’s you.”
Abigail Spencer Fan Gallery > Timeless > 102 “The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln”
New event photos added to the Abigai Spencer Fan Gallery from the New York Comic Con.
Abigail Spencer Fan Gallery > Events > 2016 > 10-09: 2016 New York Comic Con – Day 4
Ten years and several failed pilots had to happen before Abigail Spencer landed her first major role—a recurring stint on one of our greatest television dramas. In Season 3 of “Mad Men,” Spencer played Suzanne Farrell, Sally Draper’s third grade teacher, a young, unmarried, and surprisingly modern woman for the early ’60s who captures Don Draper’s attention. And as with most of the roles that followed her six-episode arc, including an acclaimed turn on Sundance’s “Rectify”—now wrapping its fourth and final season—and on “Timeless,” an NBC time travel drama that has Spencer front and center for the first time, Suzanne is a character that could never have been played by anybody else