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