Steven Moffat to adapt The Time Traveler's Wife for HBO
Former Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has signed up to deliver a new adaptation of bestselling novel The Time Traveler's Wife for HBO.
Moffat, who departed the Tardis in 2017, will produce the new series for the network.
He said of the commission: "I read Audrey Niffenegger’s The Time Traveler’s Wife many years ago, and I fell in love with it. In fact, I wrote a Doctor Who episode called The Girl In The Fireplace as a direct response to it. When, in her next novel, Audrey had a character watching that very episode, I realized she was probably on to me."
He continued: "All these years later, 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."
The Time Traveler's Wife was released in 2003 and tells the story of Henry DeTamble, a librarian who has a genetic disorder that makes him travel involuntarily through time, and Clare Abshire, an artist who falls in love with him and has to deal with his condition, at various stages in her life.
The novel has previously been adapted into a film which starred Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams. You can check out that version here in hmv's online store.