ABC is virtually traveling back in time, about six weeks, to tinker with the cast of its new Time After Time series.
Based on the Karl Alexander novel and 1979 movie, Time After Time stars Freddie Stroma (UnREAL) as a young H.G. Wells, who travels in his time machine to modern-day New York to chase after Jack the Ripper (Revenge‘s Josh Bowman).
In the original pilot, Regina Taylor (The Unit) costarred as Vanessa Anders, an art museum bigwig who harbors a special connection to Wells (as revealed in the trailer below). Per our sister site Deadline, the character did not test well and is being reworked, with Nicole Ari Parker (Soul Food, Rosewood) now filling the role.
Time After Time will debut at midseason, one of multiple time travel dramas on tap for the 2016-17 TV season.