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Rose Leslie & Theo James to Star in HBO's 'The Time Traveler's Wife' Series

Rose Leslie & Theo James to Star in HBO's 'The Time Traveler's Wife' Series

HBO has announced the lead actors for the upcoming television series adaptation of The Time Traveler’s Wife!

Game of ThronesRose Leslie and Divergent‘s Theo James are set to star in the upcoming series, which has been in development since mid-2018.

The series is based on the novel of the same name by Audrey Niffenegger, which was already made into a movie starring Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana. Sherlock and Doctor Who writer Steven Moffat will be writing and executive producing the series.

HBO describes the series as “an intricate and magical love story that tells the story of Clare (Leslie) and Henry (James), and a marriage with a problem … time travel.”

Click inside for a longer description of both characters…

The network also provided longer descriptions of both characters!

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“Clare Abshire is fiery, clever and unstoppable – and for most of her life she’s had an amazing secret. Since she was six years old, Clare has had an imaginary friend: a kind and funny man, sometimes old, sometimes young, who appears in the woods behind her house and tells her tales of the future. Visits from the mysterious Henry are the bright spots in the tedium of her childhood. As the years pass, and she grows into a beautiful young woman, she starts to realize her friend is not imaginary – he’s a time traveler, visiting from the future. And he’s not just from any old future – he’s from her future. Clare has a literal date with destiny. One day she’s going to meet a young man called Henry DeTamble – whom she’ll know very well but who won’t recognize her at all – and she will become the time traveler’s wife.”

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“Henry DeTamble has a problem. Since he was eight years old he’s been time traveler. It’s not a superpower, it’s a condition – he can’t help it. Sometimes, when Henry is stressed or worried – and sometimes for no reason at all – he loses his grip on the current moment and falls naked into the past or the future. One minute he’s making breakfast, the next he’s naked at a hoedown in 1973. He can be stuck there for minutes or months, he never knows. His life is a rollercoaster of constant danger and white-knuckle survival. Until one day he meets a beautiful redhead in the library where he works. Her name is Clare Abshire and although he’s never seen her before, she claims to have known him all her life. Finally his curse has given him something good – and Clare and Henry are about to have the time of their lives!”

Character descriptions via Deadline.

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