The HBO Max limited series, “The Time Traveler’s Wife” is based on Audrey Niffenegger’s novel, which was previously adapted to the 2009 film starring Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams. I wasn’t big on the film, so I’m okay with this series. It will star Rose Leslie (“Game of Thrones”), Theo James (“Divergent”)Desmin Borges (“Utopia”) and Natasha Lopez (“Runner Runner”). The series will be written by Emmy winner Steven Moffat (“Doctor Who”, “Sherlock”), who is also producing, while 3 time Emmy winner David Nutter (“Game of Thrones”, “The Sopranos”) will direct it.
The series is described as an intricate and magical love story that tells the story of Clare (Leslie) and Henry (James), and a marriage with a problem…time travel. Since she was 6, Clare has had an imaginary friend: a kind and funny man, sometimes old, sometimes young, who appears in the woods behind her house and tells her tales of the future. Visits from the mysterious Henry are the bright spots in the tedium of her childhood. As the years pass, and she grows into a beautiful young woman, she starts to realize her friend is not imaginary, he’s a time traveler, visiting from the future. And he’s not just from any old future he’s from her future. Clare has a literal date with destiny. One day she’s going to meet a young man called Henry DeTamble whom she’ll know very well but who won’t recognize her at all and she will become the time traveler’s wife.
The limited series hits the streaming service this May.