While it has been adapted before, the most recent The Time Traveler’s Wife adaptation is being done as a series for HBO. Based on the book by Audrey Niffenegger, this story kicked off a new and beloved love story trope.
Don’t miss the 2009 movie adaptation with Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams while we wait. The Time Traveler’s Wife
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This page was updated: 7/27/23
About The Book:
The Time Traveler’s Wife, is the story of Clare, a beautiful art student, and Henry, an adventuresome librarian, who have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six, and were married when Clare was twenty-three and Henry thirty-one. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity in his life, past and future. His disappearances are spontaneous, his experiences unpredictable, alternately harrowing and amusing.
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Current Production Status:
Full series released as of June 2022.
The Time Traveler’s Wife Adaptation Timeline:
The book was first published in 2003.
In July 2018 HBO announced a straight to series order for a new adaptation written by Steven Moffat.
Rose Leslie and Theo James were cast as leads in February 2021. Filming began a few months later in May and wrapped in October 2021.
The release date of May 15th was announced in April 2022 along with the first trailer.
The series was released with weekly episode but right after the finale aired in June the series was cancelled, ending speculation on further seasons.
In December 2022 the series was removed from HBO Max.
Where Can I Watch The Series?
As of July 2023 the series is not available to watch after being pulled from it’s streaming service.
The show currently has a 39% tomatometer and 82% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. 7.6/10 on IMDb.
Who Owns The Rights:
HBO and Hartswood Films co-produced the series with HBO handling distribution on it’s streaming service.
Who Is Attached:
Rose Leslie and Theo James were cast in the leading roles. Everleigh McDonell, Desmin Borges, Caitlin Shorey, Jason David, and Brian Altemus all joined the project in supporting roles.
Steven Moffat wrote the screenplay for all six episodes.
Filming for the series occurred in various cities in New York including Rye and New York City.
May 15th, 2022.
Previous mentions on AiLL:
This series was featured in the masterlist of 2022 Books To Screen Adaptations.
Other Adaptations From This Author:
Audrey Niffenegger has not had any of her other works adapted but The Time Traveler’s itself was made into a successful movie in 2009 starring Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana.
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