Audrey Niffenegger’s beautiful novel "The Time Traveler's Wife" was adapted into a film in 2009, starring Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana.
But now that we've mentioned it, forget about the film. Concentrate on the book and the time-traveling love story of Clare and Henry, because that's what's being adapted into a new HBO series.
Steven Moffat -- showrunner of "Sherlock" and "Doctor Who" -- will write and executive produce the series. He actually has a connection to it via "Doctor Who":
"I read Audrey Niffenegger’s 'The Time Traveler’s Wife' many years ago, and I fell in love with it. 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 realized 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 programming president Casey Bloys also shared a statement on the news (via Deadline):
"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."
According to Deadline, the project had been pursued by multiple outlets -- including Amazon, with Jeff Bezos himself involved in the effort. Sorry. HBO won.
No word yet on the casting, production, or premiere date, but this will definitely be one to watch.
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