‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’ on HBO Isn’t a Miniseries, Says Steven Moffat


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In a few days, Steven Moffat’s writing genius finally makes a long-awaited return to the small screens through The Time Traveler’s Wife, the latest adaptation of HBO’s classic sci-fi novel. While we’ve yet to see how successfully Moffat and his longtime collaborator and wife Sue Vertue brought this romantic story to life, the creator revealed that the first season only burns through a third of the book, you don’t know. so won’t get the full story in this race.

In a recent conversation with the Top 5 TV podcast on The Hollywood Reporterthe British producer, best known for his work on sherlock and Doctor Who, revealed that his most recent venture, The Time Traveler’s Wifeis not a limited miniseries despite its meager 6 episode length.

“We hope he gets another run. But it is limited in the sense that it does not last forever. I have a plan in my head for how we start, how we continue and how we end. I’m not saying exactly what it is. We only get about a third of the way through the book in the first season. So we hope for more. It is a drama series with the prospect and the tremulous hope of returning.

When asked again if they categorized the show as a miniseries, Moffat simply replied, “We bill this as a drama series.”

With Rose Leslie (Clare Abshire) and Theo James (Henry DeTamble), The Time Traveler’s Wife is a love story with a touch of time travel at its heart. Clare is married to Henry, but due to a time-zapping genetic flaw, she has to deal with the non-linear nature of her husband’s existence. Their struggle to make this marriage work against all odds is the linchpin of the show’s narrative.

The Time Traveler’s Wife premieres May 15 on HBO.


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