The Time Traveler’s Wife will be traveling to HBO this spring.
HBO’s The Time Traveler’s Wife is based on the book of the same name by Audrey Niffenegger. This new series will chronicle the love between Clare and Henry in a story that gives an entirely new meaning to the word ‘timeless’, as Henry is burdened with an unusual chronokinetic condition that causes him to disappear to any time period, thus allowing him to meet Clare at different moments in her lifetime.
The Time Traveler’s Wife was previously adapted into a theatrical film starring Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams back in 2009, this time around we’ll be seeing the story retold on a smaller screen.
The Time Traveler’s Wife Images
For those of you who can’t wait or time travel to see The Time Traveler’s Wife, HBO has been courteous by releasing a batch of new images for the upcoming series.
The new images feature Rose Leslie and Theo James as the match made in Heaven. We also have shots of Desmin Borges and Natasha Lopez who portray Gomez and Charisse, best friends to Clare, who console her but remain wary of Henry during the relationship’s early stages.
The images appear to stay true to the book, with Clare waiting in the woods where Henry often appears, and a separate instance of Henry traveling to a point in Clare’s childhood. Caitlin Shorey and Everleigh McDonell are set to appear as younger versions of Clare.
No Stranger To Time Travel
Fittingly enough, The Time Traveler’s Wife is adapted by former Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat, needless to say, this is not his first time grasping the intricate concept of time travel. Moffat has held the novel in high regard during previous interviews and dedicated the Doctor Who episode “The Girl in the Fireplace” around its concept. In a December interview with Entertainment Weekly, Moffat discussed the book and the show, stating:
“It uses the prism of time travel to brilliantly rearrange the details of an ordinary, yet very successful, love story. We often do tragic love stories, and we often do divorces, and we all do the story of how people first got together. These are the things that fiction tends to favor. The thing that we never ever write about is one of the most common phenomena in human history — the perfectly happy marriage.”
Moffat added that the project was “a dream” to him, going on to say:
“I have always loved Audrey Niffenegger’s extraordinary, moving novel, and it has inspired me many times, so to be adapting it for television is the thrill of a lifetime. Working with David Nutter is a joy and an honour already…this is going to be the love story we need right now.”
Moffat was tapped as a writer and executive producer for the series, subsequent to HBO’s acquirement of the rights in 2018. According to HBO, six episodes will make the first season. All episodes of The Time Traveler’s Wife are directed by David Nutter, who executive produces the series alongside Moffat, Sue Vertue, and Brian Minchin.
No exact release date has been released yet, but The Time Traveler’s Wife is promised to air at some point this spring. Episodes will air weekly on HBO, each will be made available to stream on HBO Max as well.
True love stands the test of time, especially when it’s at its most unpredictable, or even turbulent as exemplified by the series of events that unfold in The Time Traveler’s Wife. As the laws of space and time break, the bond between two star-crossed lovers almost breaks but prevails nevertheless.
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Source: HBO via Collider