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ABC Making The Time Traveler's Wife Into a Series?

ABC Making The Time Traveler's Wife Into a Series?

I wonder if adapting Audrey Niffenegger's novel The Time Traveler's Wife would have worked better as a TV series in the first place, rather than trying to cram a lifetime of time traveling and intense romance into one movie. But now that the movie has opened in theaters, how will there be a television series about Henry and Clare?

It's a question ABC is apparently ready to tackle. It appears that the network is teaming up with Friends creator Marta Kauffman for a weekly series based on the novel, and it's apparently something that ABC and Kauffman have been trying to develop "for years." Here's more:

ABC executives believe the complex plot of the original novel will work well in series form, since Kauffman will be able to explore the romantic relationship at the core of the story over the course of several seasons.

Individual episodes will likely feature self-contained storylines as well.

I felt that the film adaptation was a bit of a letdown; I can't imagine how a TV series will be much better at this point. But at the same time, I'm intrigued to find out how they'll try to do it. Do you think this story lends itself better to a television series? Or are they just sucking out all the magic of this story by continuing to mess with it?


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