While we’re waiting on a start date, HBO have released a few shots of the show’s main cast.
Not just because we loved the book (and struggled with the movie), but because of the pedigree of those involved behind the scenes: while Steven Moffat has adapted Audrey Niffenegger’s novel, it’s being produced by Hartswood Films (Sherlock, Dracula) and directed by Game of Thrones‘ David Nutter. Moffat’s Capaldi-era Doctor Who collaborator Brian Minchin executive produces too, as well as David Nutter and Joseph E. Iberti.
The new images released give us a look at each of the principal characters.
First, there’s Theo James (Sanditon) as Henry DeTamble – the unwilling time traveller whose ‘Chrono-Displacement Disorder’ causes him to bounce around within his own timeline. Like Sam Beckett without the moral obligations.
As we see him with a girl in shot, it’s doubtless a young Clare (either Caitlin Shorey or Everleigh McDonell).
Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones, Vigil) plays the grown-up Clare Abshire.
The other two characters we have images for are Gomez and Charisse. Desmin Borges (Utopia) plays Gomez and Natasha Lopez is Charisse. The pair are Clare’s best friends who are suspicions of Henry but grow to become allies – although there are complications.
There’s still no release date as yet for the show, but we’re expecting it in the spring. So there’s still time to re-read the novel in anticipation!
The Time Traveler’s Wife will air on HBO Max in the US and on Sky Atlantic in the UK. We’ll keep you posted.