Time After Time Pilot

Time After Time Pilot Adaptation Ordered at ABC, From Kevin Williamson

In keeping with TV’s red-hot time travel craze, ABC has ordered a drama pilot from Kevin Williamson (The Following) and based on the 1979 novel Time After Time.

Using the book by Karl Alexander (as well as the 1979 Malcolm McDowell/Mary Steenburgen film) as a “starting point,” the prospective Warner Bros. TV drama will chronicle the epic adventures of young H.G. Wells and his Time Machine. (In the novel/movie, Wells was in pursuit of a Time Machine-commandeering Jack the Ripper.)

Just a week ago NBC ordered a pilot for Time, Shawn Ryan and Eric Kripke’s high-octane drama about a trio who travel through time to battle a master criminal intent on altering the fabric of human history, while The CW’s recently premiered Legends of Tomorrow of course follows a team of time travelers who are hunting an immortal villain fated to one day conquer Earth.

ABC’s other Thursday pilot orders include Bloodier & Oilier Spark, a sudser set in an alternate history where gas and coal fuel the world and a rebellious young woman has an invention that could level two empires, and a Reese Witherspoon-produced drama about a ruthless attorney whose life begins to unravel when her emotionally damaged, love-addicted sister resurfaces.

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  1. Cool. I was just talking about the movie earlier on Facebook, heh. Should be a cool show.

  2. Simon says:

    I saw that movie Time After Time on TCM just last summer, I had never heard of it before. I really enjoyed it, I thought the performances were great and the plot was quite riveting. This is one remake I can get behind.

  3. sheri says:

    I got excited and then I realized I was thinking about Time and Again by Jack Finney.