ABC has a timely new update. Today, the network released new photos and a synopsis for their upcoming TV show Time After Time.
Based on the 1979 novel and movie, the time-travel drama stars Freddie Stroma as H.G. Wells who travels to the modern day in pursuit of Jack the Ripper. The cast also includes Josh Bowman, Genesis Rodriguez, Nicole Ari Parker, Will Chase, and Jennifer Ferrin.
ABC has not yet released a premiere date for Time After Time, but it is expected to debut sometime in 2017.
Check out the new synopsis and character photos below:
Using the 1979 novel and movie as a launching point, “Time After Time” chronicles the adventures of a young H.G. Wells as he travels through centuries, decades and days in the time machine he created. In the pursuit of the charismatic (yet secretly psychopathic) Dr. John Stevenson, better known as “Jack the Ripper,” Wells arrives in modern day New York City searching for Stevenson after the doctor escapes authorities in Wells’ London home. But instead of the Utopia he imagined, Wells finds a world more aligned with Stevenson’s temperament. Using creative elements from many of Wells’ classic stories, beginning with “The Time Machine” and “The Invisible Man” to “The Island of Dr. Moreau” and others, “Time After Time” creates a fantasy world surrounding the events that inspired these great literary works that focus on the best and worst of human nature, and its relationship to science and technology. Using the time machine to launch the series, “Time After Time” is not a time-travel show, rather it’s a series that looks at the world of today through the eyes of yesterday while fully charged with danger and, adventure and centered in thrills, satire, humor – and most of all – an epic love story.
“Time After Time” stars Freddie Stroma as H.G. Wells, Josh Bowman as Dr. John Stevenson (Jack the Ripper), Genesis Rodriguez as Jane Walker, Nicole Ari Parker as Vanessa Anders, Will Chase as Griffin and Jennifer Ferrin as Brooke.
“Time After Time” is from Warner Bros Television. Kevin Williamson is the creator and executive producer. Marcos Siega is executive producer and a director.”
What do you think? Have you seen the movie or read the book Time After Time? Will you watch the ABC series?
ABC is on the top of my ‘it’ list after killing ‘Forever’ way before forever, and I love the movie ‘Time After Time’, so I’m not inclined to want to watch it be butchered the way tv tends to do to movies.