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‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’ Cancelled After 1 Season By HBO

by Dave Elliott
'The Time Traveler’s Wife' Cancelled After 1 Season By HBO

‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’ Cancelled After 1 Season By HBO

The Time Traveler’s Wife will travel no more, as HBO announced they have cancelled the show after one season.

Starring Rose Leslie and Theo James in the lead roles, the series was an intricate and magical love story, adapted by Steven Moffat from the much-loved novel by Audrey Niffenegger and directed by David Nutter.

‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’ tells the story of Clare and Henry, and a marriage with a problem… time travel… Leslie played the fiery, clever and unstoppable Claire, who from the age of 6, had an imaginary friend: a kind and funny man, sometimes old, sometimes young, who appeared in the woods behind her house and told her tales of the future… except he isn’t imaginary, he’s a time traveller, and he’s from her future. Clare had a literal date with destiny. One day she was going to meet a young man called Henry DeTamble (James) – whom she knows very well but who won’t recognise her at all – and she becomes the time traveller’s wife.

Along with having two excellent leads, the series was not short of talent behind the camera either. Moffat, who is no stranger to timey-whimey stories having been showrunner on ‘Doctor Who’ developed and wrote the six-episode series, whilst the Emmy-winning David Nutter (‘Game Of Thrones’, ‘Supernatural’, ‘Lost In Space’, ‘Smallville’) directed the entire season. Moffat had previously said he had a set number of future seasons planned out, so the story was clearly not finished at the end of season one.

“Though HBO will not be moving forward with a second season of The Time Traveler’s Wife, it was our privilege to partner with master storytellers Steven Moffat and David Nutter,” said HBO in a statement. “We are so grateful for their passion, hard work and care for adapting this beloved book. We also thank Theo and Rose, and the rest of our brilliant cast for their heartfelt performances, which completely captivated audiences.”

The drama was an HBO and Warner Bros Television production based on the book by Audrey Niffenegger. It was executive produced by Steven Moffat (‘Doctor Who’, ‘Sherlock’), Sue Vertue, and Brian Minchin through Hartswood Films, Joseph E. Iberti, and David Nutter.

The Time Traveler’s Wife‘ one, and sadly, only season, aired on Sky Atlantic in the UK and HBO in the USA.

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