Steven Moffat Developing 'Time Traveler's Wife' TV Series

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Former Doctor Who writer-producer Steven Moffat is adapting Audrey Niffenegger's novel The Time Traveler's Wife for HBO.

No casting has been announced for the romantic-drama series.

The book was previously made into a 2009 film starring Eric Bana as Henry, a librarian with a genetic disorder that causes him to unpredictably time travel, and Rachel McAdams as Clare, the woman he loves.

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Drake and Future the Prince are onboard as executive producers.

Moffat said in a press release Tuesday that he read and fell in love with the book many years ago.

"In fact, I wrote a Doctor Who episode called The Girl in the Fireplace as a direct response to it," he said. "When, in her next novel, Audrey had a character watching that very episode, I realized she was probably on to me. 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."

Moffat is also known for co-creating and writing the popular Sherlock TV movies, which aired on the BBC and PBS. He and Mark Gatiss, his collaborator from that series, lately have been working on a new BBC drama based on Bram Stoker's Dracula.

By Karen Butler

Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.