HBO's 'The Time Traveler's Wife' Adaptation Trailer Previews a Love Story Built by Time Travel

'Time travel is not a superpower. It's a disability. It's what's wrong with me,' Henry (Theo James) says in the trailer.
by Danielle Turchiano — 

Theo James and Rose Leslie in 'The Time Traveler's Wife'


HBO's adaptation of The Time Traveler's Wife will debut on May 15, and you can get a first look at the series in a just-released trailer, below.

Based on the 2003 debut novel of author Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife follows Henry (Theo James), a man with a genetic disorder that causes him to unexpectedly time travel, and Clare (Rose Leslie), Henry's wife who has to cope with his random and frequent disappearing, as well as his reappearing at times in her life when she knows him but he doesn't yet know her.

"Time travel is not a superpower. It's a disability. It's what's wrong with me," Henry says in the trailer.

"We just happened to each other in the wrong order," Clare says.

Steven Moffat adapted the love story and executive produces alongside Hartswood Films' Brian Minchin, Joseph E. Iberti, and David Nutter, who also directs. Desmin Borges and Natasha Lopez also star in the HBO and Warner Bros. Television production.

Although The Time Traveler's Wife will air on the linear premium cable network, the network has not yet announced at what time. However, the show will also be available to stream on HBO Max.

The story previously received the big-screen adaptation treatment with a 2009 movie starring Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams. That movie received a 47 Metascore from critics.The series' review embargo has not yet lifted, so the Metascore has not yet been tabulated.