‘The Time Traveler’s Wife': Rose Leslie and Theo James to Star in HBO Sci-Fi Drama

Series is based on the acclaimed novel by Audrey Niffenegger

Last Updated: February 26, 2021 @ 6:27 AM

HBO’s series adaptation of “The Time Traveler’s Wife” now has its leads. “Game of Thrones” actress Rose Leslie and “Divergent” series star Theo James will star in the project, based on the acclaimed novel by Audrey Niffenegger.

Steven Moffat wrote the new adaptation of the book, which was previously made into a feature film starring Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana in 2009. The supernaturally tinged story follows the relationship of Clare and Henry “and a marriage with a problem… time travel,” in the words of the network.

James will play Henry, a man who suffers from a physiological disorder that makes him spontaneously travel through time to different points within his own lifetime. Leslie will play his wife, Clare, whose own life is upended by having known Henry at different points of his life since she was a little girl.

Moffat will write and executive produce the adaptation with Sue Vertue and Brian Minchin also executive producing. The series hails from Hartswood Films in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Rose Leslie is represented by Hamilton Hodell, UTA, Anonymous Content, and Peikoff Mahan. Theo James is represented by UTA in the United States and Markham, Froggatt and Irwin in UK and Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern.