Sadly, it looks like the adaptation of Audrey Niffenegger‘s novel, The Time Traveler’s Wife, won’t be making a return after all. Deadline has just reported that Deadline has decided to cancel the series created by Doctor Who’s Steven Moffat. The series starred Rose Leslie and Theo James which explored what it means to face marital problems with a time-traveling twist.
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. 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.
It’s a shame they didn’t continue the story to fully develop the storyline, especially with how it explored a very unlikely marriage situation. Of course, it’s not the first time the novel was adapted as we also had the film back in 2009 starring Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams in the leading roles.
HBO has been on a hunt for their next big show, especially with a lot of hope of seeing the prequel series for Game of Thrones take over that very spot. Romance stories don’t have a strong following nowadays and they may have had an issue keeping their audience throughout. So, even if it has an interesting sci-fi hook, there’s still too much attention to compete with out there at the moment.