ABC Orders Time After Time to Series, Pitting H.G. Wells vs. Jack the Ripper

ABC is hopping aboard TV’s time-travel bandwagon, ordering to series a small-screen adaptation of the Karl Alexander novel and 1979 movie Time After Time.

From executive producer/writer Kevin Williamson (The Vampire Diaries), the drama promises a fantastical cat-and-mouse adventure through time when famed science-fiction writer H.G. Wells (UnREAL‘s Freddie Stroma) is transported to modern day Manhattan in pursuit of Jack the Ripper (Revenge‘s Josh Bowman). Once H.G. arrives in New York City, he finds a world he never thought possible… and a young woman who captivates him.

The series also stars Genesis Rodriguez (Entourage) as Jane and Regina Taylor (The Unit) as Vanessa Anders. Watch a teaser below:

Earlier on Thursday, ABC ordered to series the dramas Conviction (starring Hayley Atwell) and Still Star-Crossed (a Romeo & Juliet sequel from Shondaland).