HBO has ordered a drama series based on The Time Traveler’s Wife. The Time Traveler’s Wife series is an intricate and magical love story, adapted by Steven Moffat (Doctor Who, Sherlock) from the much-loved novel by Audrey Niffenegger. It tells the story of Clare and Henry, and a marriage with a problem… time travel.
The Time Traveler’s Wife series will be executive produced by Moffat, Sue Vertue, and Brian Minchin. The production company is Hartswood Films in association with Warner Bros. Television.
“I read Audrey Niffenegger’s The Time Traveler’s Wife many years ago, and I fell in love with it,” said Moffat. “In fact, I wrote a Doctor Who episode called The Girl In The Fireplace as a direct response to it. When, in her next novel, Audrey had a character watching that very episode, I realised she was probably on to me. All these years later, the chance to adapt the novel itself, is a dream come true. The brave new world of long form television is now ready for this kind of depth and complexity. It’s a story of happy ever after — but not necessarily in that order.”
HBO president of programming Casey Bloys added: “We are thrilled to be partnering with Steven Moffat, Hartswood and WBTV on The Time Traveler’s Wife. Steven’s passion is evident in every project he’s written and we are certain that his love and respect for this mesmerizing and textured novel will make it a quintessential HBO series.”
Hartswood said: “HBO is the perfect home to tell this incredible story with all the scale and space it needs, and we’re delighted to be working with Warner Bros to bring Steven’s thrilling vision of the novel to life.”
The Time Traveler’s Wife was previously turned into a movie by New Line Cinema in 2009. Robert Schwentke directed the film, starring Eric Bana, Rachel McAdams, and Ron Livingston.