Steven Moffat to develop The Time Traveler's Wife for TV
This will be the second live-action adaptation of the novel after Robert Schwentke's 2009 film.
Former Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat is set to adapt Audrey Niffenegger’s best-selling 2003 novel The Time Traveler’s Wife into a TV series for HBO.
The story centers around Henry DeTamble, a man who suffers from a rare genetic condition that causes him to randomly travel through time, and the uniquely tragic romance he shares with eventual wife Claire.
A cast, the total number of episodes and an official release date have yet to be announced.
Several different media outlets were reportedly keen to land the project, which was previously adapted into a feature-length film by Robert Schwentke and starred Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams as Henry and Claire respectively.
During his celebrated twelve-year stint on Doctor Who, Moffat was responsible for crafting a similarly themed time-displaced romance plotline which saw Time Lord River Song (Alex Kingston) experienced her and the Doctor’s relationship in a non-linear fashion.
He's also previously expressed his love for Niffenegger’s novel and how it inspired him to write the 2006 award-winning episode The Girl In The Fireplace.
“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.”
Source: Den of Geek