The Time Traveler's Wife Season 1
Plus, with the show's time travelling conceit, there's no reason to expect that we can't return to see important moments in all the characters lives, so the full list of cast members could be back for season 2:
The Time Traveler's Wife Season 1
On The Time Traveler's Wife, Theo James plays Henry, a librarian who keeps on vanishing, tumbling uncontrollably through the time stream. Past, present, future: Whenever he goes, he goes naked. The first time his wife meets him, young Clare (Everleigh McDonnell) is 6. From her perspective, a nude adult stranger just yells out of the wilderness, begging for clothes. She ransacks her dad's closet, and they secretly meet for years, and she never tells her parents about the mysterious visitor, nope, nope, nope. Nope. Noooooope.
Henry finally meets Clare's family in The Time Traveler's Wife's fifth episode, and, like many things in this series, it's completely different from the book. For starters, Henry and Clare arrive at Meadowlark in the summer instead of on Christmas Eve, as they do in the novel. A change in season may not seem like the biggest difference, but Christmas is always such a fraught time for Henry because it reminds him of his mother's death. That adds another layer of complication to the visit, as Henry is constantly trying to mitigate the stress and sadness of this time of year.
However, Henry's journey takes up so much of the episode that we end up losing Clare, both as she prepares for her wedding day and as she experiences pain in the future. We see her sadness solely through Henry's eyes, as he watches her older self mourn something he isn't quite aware of yet. Perhaps Moffat is saving Clare's perspective for Season 2, but it's baffling to me that the show would pull focus away from the time traveler's wife in its finale. It's the titular role!
The series, based on Audrey Niffenegger's 2003 novel of the same name, followed Henry (James), a man with a genetic disorder that causes him to time travel unpredictably, and his wife Clare (Leslie), who is forced to adapt to life while he's gone.
It follows a man named Henry with a genetic disorder that allows him to sporadically travel through time for short periods. Throughout his life, he meets his future wife Clare in different scenarios. The show had a mixed response when it was released on HBO as some critics panned it, while many viewers shared their love of it.
The first season of Theo James and Rose Leslie-starrer time travel drama comes to an end on June 19, 2022 with its sixth and final episode. This leaves fans and viewers of the show wondering if they will get a second season.
Yet they didn't and now the story that exists is incomplete -- not because of anything wrong with the show itself, but because of trying to extend the story into a possible Season 2 rather than committing to one finite, stronger season. The Time Traveler's Wife had the potential to be the greatest adaptation to date of a beautiful and heart-rending story, but is instead left only half-told, stranded in time much like its protagonist.
The six episodes of the first season tease out a great deal of information about the lives of Henry (Theo James) and Clare (Rose Leslie), thanks to the magic of time travel, but also leave some secrets hidden. In the interview below, transcribed and edited for clarity, Moffat explains how he approached adapting the novel and why he chooses to reveal as much as he does.
This clever and inventive tale works on three levels: as an intriguing science fiction concept, a realistic character study and a touching love story. Henry De Tamble is a Chicago librarian with "Chrono Displacement" disorder; at random times, he suddenly disappears without warning and finds himself in the past or future, usually at a time or place of importance in his life. This leads to some wonderful paradoxes. From his point of view, he first met his wife, Clare, when he was 28 and she was 20. She ran up to him exclaiming that she'd known him all her life. He, however, had never seen her before. But when he reaches his 40s, already married to Clare, he suddenly finds himself time travelling to Clare's childhood and meeting her as a six-year-old. The book alternates between Henry and Clare's points of view, and so does the narration. Reed ably expresses the longing of the one always left behind, the frustrations of their unusual lifestyle, and above all, her overriding love for Henry. Likewise, Burns evokes the fear of a man who never knows where or when he'll turn up, and his gratitude at having Clare, whose love is his anchor. The expressive, evocative performances of both actors convey the protagonists' intense relationship, their personal quirks and their reminiscences, making this a fascinating audio. Simultaneous release with the MacAdam/Cage hardcover (Forecasts, Aug. 4). (Sept.) 041b061a72