HBO has revealed a first look at the forthcoming romance drama series, The Time Traveler’s Wife, from Doctor Who is Steven Moffat. Steven Moffat serves as executive producer of the upcoming series.
Theo James and Rose Leslie lead the series as Henry DeTamble and Clare Abshire, respectively. Described as an “intricate and magical love story,” the film follows the young married couple as they deal with the little problem of time travel. Other cast members include Natasha Lopez and Desmin Borges.
“What is thrilling of the interaction of time travel and a love story here is it makes the most common phenomenon of a completely happy marriage, interesting again. Love stories, or love movies, tend to end at the alter. We never do the bit where people are perfectly happy for decades because it seems like a dramatic thing. By scrambling it all up and constantly reminding you that love is inextricably linked to loss, which is a cheery thought, you make this very common phenomenon of a happy marriage, thrilling and full of attention and tragedy,” Moffat said during HBO’s TCA press conference.
“I do love a time travel story in general, as my career would suggest,” he adds.
Based on the novel by Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler’s Wife was previously adapted into a feature movie starring Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams. Moffat offered up how the movie and series will differ, saying, “We can tell the whole story, the movie was a quite intelligently abbreviated version but abbreviating it you miss all the detail and complexity and make it all about the time travel and not about the love story.”