Everything We Know About HBO's New The Time Traveler's Wife Series

HBO is time traveling to a world where both the Game of Thrones and Divergent fandoms can convene in pop culture harmony. GoT's Rose Leslie and Divergent's Theo James will star in The Time Traveler's Wife series on HBO, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The project hails from Steven Moffat, a man who knows a thing or two about fandom after creating Sherlock and serving as showrunner on Doctor Who. He'll write the script and executive produce the show alongside Sue Vertue and Brian Minchin. David Nutter, known for his work on GoT, The X-Files, and Shameless, will direct all six episodes of the series’ first season.

A TV show adaptation of The Time Traveler's Wife has been in the works since 2018 and is inspired by Audrey Niffenegger's novel of the same name. As indicated by its title, the book tells the love story between Clare (Leslie) and Henry (James), a married couple whose romance is complicated by one partner's transportive powers. The Time Traveler's Wife was previously made into a 2009 film starring Rachel McAdams as Clare and Eric Bana as Henry.

On May 18, HBO announced that The Time Traveler’s Wife has officially begun production in New York. In the series’ press release, Moffat spoke about the project. “This is a story of loss but it’s not a tragedy. It's about a time traveler but it’s not science fiction. Despite Clare and Henry’s time scrambled relationship, this is the tale of a grand, ordinary love - but not necessarily in that order,” said the screenwriter. “This is a dream project for me. 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.”

Francesca Orsi, HBO’s Executive Vice President of Drama Programming, also offered a quote about the show. “Steven Moffar is the perfect writer to bring this book and genre-bending story about marriage to life,” she said. “We also couldn’t be more thrilled that David Mutter will be returning to HBO to direct all episodes of the season.”

Ahead, everything we know about the romantic drama, including when you can watch it all unfold.

Leslie, who recently welcomed her first child with husband and GoT costar Kit Harrington, will play the "fiery, clever and unstoppable" Clare. In her official description, the character is described as having "an amazing secret" for the majority of her life:

Here's how HBO describes the time-traveling Henry, played by James:

Additionally, HBO announced on May 18 that Desmin Borges (You’re the Worst) will star in the series as Clare’s best friend Charisse, and Natasha Lopez (Runner Runner) will play Gomez, a friend of the couple.

No official premiere date for the series has been announced. However, episodes will be available on HBO and to stream on HBO Max. The Time Traveler's Wife went to the premium cable channel after a "multiple-outlet bidding war," as reported by THR. Considering it just entered production, a 2022 release is likely.

This article was originally published on Feb. 26, 2021