'Time Traveler's Wife' Adapted to TV Series by 'Friends' Creator

Not wasting time to see further performance of the feature movie, ABC is looking forward to adapt "The Time Traveler's Wife" into a TV series. To handle such a big project, the Alphabet and Warner Bros. Television have hired "Friends" creator Marta Kauffman. A pilot is already in order although a target date is not yet unveiled.

The decision to put it as a weekly series is based on the weekend's successful opening of the film starring Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana. It absorbed $18.6 million in the first three days, opening at number three after the more male-oriented flicks "District 9" and "G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra".

However, the thought of having a "Time Traveler's Wife" as a series is traced back several years ago when the network had pursued Kauffman to write and executive produce a small screen version. ABC believes that the complex plot in the novel would provide a good storyline for a TV series.

Coming as author Audrey Niffenegger's debut, "The Time Traveler's Wife" tells the story of a man with genetic disorder that causes him to re-appear at different times in the life of his one true love.

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Default avatar cat
Aug 22, 2009 6:25PM EDT

Do they know what is going to happen in terms of actors, it seems unlikely that they will manage to get Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana to sign on to a tv show as the main characters and I don't think many people would watch it if other actors were used.

Large good to be queen
Sep 2, 2009 11:00AM EDT

I can't see this going anywhere after Jouneyman, which was a good show, was cancelled.

Default avatar cat
Sep 3, 2009 10:50AM EDT

The book is fascinating and the movie is a great and appositely unboastful.I'm afraid a tv show would spoil the story's nature.

Default avatar cat
Jan 19, 2010 11:44PM EST

Considering they would have to try and be faithful to the book, wouldn't they struggle to make the series last more than one season? The problem I see is that if this show became really popular, the network would want it to run for as many seasons as possible, and judging by the film, all I can say is dragging the storyline out would be the worst possible thing you could do to this book.
On a side note anyone who saw the film will probably know this, but you seriously have to just accept what is going on on screen with TTTW, because if you actually start thinking about all the plot holes and time travel anomalies that happen it makes no sense at all and you'll actually hate the film. For most women they just get sucked in be the romance stuff that's going on, I struggled to get into it because the time travel stuff really wasn't constructed properly and just made me think how even if time travel was real, there just wouldn't be any way thing could happen like they do in the film. Eventually I just stopped thinking about that and the film wasn't too bad, it just annoyed me greatly at times. In fact my girlfriend loved the film but wanted me to explain to her why I got annoyed with it, which was a mistake because now she sees the plot holes she really doesn't enjoy the film so much.

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