An HBO spokesperson told Deadline that the series will not have a second season, meaning it will only have a total of six episodes, which takes Audrey Niffenegger’s novel of the same name and translates it into television screens, to watch on HBO Max.
“Although HBO will not be moving forward with a second season of The Time Traveler’s Wife, it was a privilege for us to partner with master storytellers Steven Moffat and David Nutter,” the HBO spokeswoman said. “We are so grateful for your passion, hard work, and care in adapting this beloved book. We also thank Theo and Rose, and the rest of our brilliant cast for their heartfelt performances, which completely wowed audiences.”
Developed and written by Doctor Who’s Steven Moffat, The Time Traveler’s Wife sees Henry DeTamble (played by Theo James), a man with a genetic disorder that causes him to sporadically travel through time for brief periods, becoming romantically involved with Clare Abshire. (played by Rose Leslie, best known for her roles in Downton Abbey and Game of Thrones).
The story explores the dilemma of a marriage where time travel is involved; for example, 6-year-old Clare meets an older Henry, who has traveled from the future, then meets him again fourteen years later, where he works in a library, where Clare claims to have known him all her life and is to be his future wife. Desmin Borges as Gómez and Natasha López as Charisse, are the other two prominent members of the cast.
Despite this intriguing premise, recognizable actors, and Moffat’s sci-fi writing-style background, The Time Traveler’s Wife failed to win critical acclaim.
On Rotten Tomatoes, it has a 37% approval rating based on reviews from critics. Hollywood Reporter Angie Han basically said that the series failed to deliver any real romance, noting, “Maybe, in the end, there’s nothing so romantic about learning to live with a guy who doesn’t even love you.” you like it a lot, but you can’t.” ever run away for reasons beyond your control.”
Rotten Tomatoes’ average audience score saw The Time Traveler’s Wife earn an 85% approval rating, which is more positive. But the general feeling is that it’s far from essential viewing, and that means it’s not too surprising that the series was cut by HBO; Much more surprising is HBO’s canceled critically acclaimed Made for Love .
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