The Time Traveler’s Wife: release date, trailer, and cast

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Starring Rose Leslie and Theo James, The Time Traveler’s Wife is a new adaptation of Audrey Niffenegger’s novel of the same name

The Time Traveler’s Wife, a new adaptation of Audrey Niffenegger’s novel of the same name, comes to Sky and NOW TV in the UK on Monday May 16.

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Starring Rose Leslie as Claire and Theo James as Henry, the series was adapted by Steven Moffat, who previously wrote for Doctor Who and Sherlock.

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Here’s everything you need to know about the time traveler’s wife.

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Why is?

The Time Traveler’s Wife is about a woman named Claire who is married to a man named Henry. Their marriage is unusual, disrupted by a strange genetic condition in Henry’s – he time travels uncontrollably.

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Henry disappears in one case and reappears (naked and disoriented) in another. That means his life is happening out of order – when he first meets Claire at 28, she’s known an older version of him since she was a little kid.

The series depicts their marriage and all the difficulties Henry’s time travel causes for them.

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Who is in The Time Traveler’s Wife?

Rose Leslie as Clare and Theo James as Henry in The Time Traveler’s Wife (Credit: HBO)

Rose Leslie plays Claire, his wife of the same name. Leslie is probably best known for playing the Wildling in Game of Thrones, but you might also recognize her from more recent starring roles in BBC’s submarine crime drama Vigil or legal satire The Good Fight.

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Theo James plays Henry the time traveller. James is best known for starring in the Divergent film series, where he played Tobias “Four” Eaton, but he has since starred in Sanditon and The Witcher as well.

They are joined by Kate Siegal (Midnight Mass) as Henry’s mother Annette, Desmin Borges (You’re the Worst) as Gomez, Michael Park (Stranger Things) as Philip Abshire, Jaime Ray Newman (Veronica Mars) as Lucille Abshire and Will Brill (The OA) as Ben among others.

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Who is writing and directing The Time Traveler’s Wife?

The Time Traveler’s Wife was written by former Doctor Who showrunner and Sherlock creator Steven Moffat.

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The series was directed by David Nutter, who previously won Emmys for his work on Game of Thrones.

Is there a trailer for The Time Traveler’s Wife?

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Yes there is! You can watch it right here.

Is it based on a book?

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Yes, it is. The series is an adaptation of the 2003 novel of the same name by Audrey Niffenegger. Niffenegger is also known as the author of books such as Her Fearful Symmetry (2009) and Raven Girl (2013).

Audrey Niffenegger is American, which is why it’s called “Time Traveller” rather than British “Time Traveller”.

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The Time Traveler’s Wife was filmed in 2009, starring Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams.

When and how can I watch The Time Traveler’s Wife?

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In the UK, The Time Traveller’s Wife can be seen on Sky and NOW TV from Monday 16 May.

In the US, The Time Traveller’s Wife airs on HBO beginning Sunday, May 15.

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How many episodes does the time traveler’s wife have?

The Time Traveler’s Wife has a total of six episodes.

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Why should I see The Time Traveler’s Wife?

Rose Leslie and Theo James are very talented actors and Steven Moffat is a great writer because he takes a sideways look at a very special marriage in a very emotional way.

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