To the surprise of few (I actually thought of it as a miniseries but it wasn’t), HBO has decided not to renew ‘The time traveler’s wife’ (Time Traveler’s Wife) for a season 2. Thus, the science fiction romantic drama remains in its initial six episodes and will not continue.
Starring Rose Leslie and Theo James as Clare and Henry, This is the second adaptation of Audrey Niffenegger’s novel (the first came to Spain under the title ‘Beyond time’), in which it recounted the relationship between a man who has a condition that makes him travel sporadically in the time and his wife through the years.
Steven Moffat writes the series, in which he returns to the theme of temporal paradoxes after ‘Doctor Who’. The direction was carried out by David Nutter, veteran television director whose work we have come to see in ‘Game of Thrones’. An HBO spokesperson has stated:
“Although HBO will not be following through with a second season of ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife,’ it has been a privilege to work with master storytellers Steven Moffat and David Nutter. 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 moving performances, which completely wowed the audience.”
The news of the cancellation has arrived a couple of weeks after the network aired the final episode of ‘The time traveler’s wife’ on June 19 (here 20). Despite the fact that the series garnered some decent audience data, this time the critics (including a server) did not accompany it.