Steven Moffat is all out of the Doctor Who game and who knows what kind of game is going on with Sherlock. So he has some time on his hands. It turns out he’s using it to bring The Time Traveler’s Wife to television.
THR has announced that Moffat will write and executive produce a straight-to-series adaptation of Audrey Niffenegger’s popular novel, which was adapted already once back in 2009. That was a film; one assumes a series - even a limited series - will have more time to mess around with all that romance and wibbly wobbly, timey wimey stuff.
The novel is always on my list to read, but I do enjoy the 2009 film and can see a lot of potential for this. On the other hand, I’m not sure how I feel about Moffat’s involvement. In many ways, he is a great writer, but I’m not overly fond of the way he structures seasons or relies on mystery box storytelling. I also don’t think he’s great with romance, which would have to be an instrumental element to this story.
But that’s a ways off still. Until then, we’ll just have to see how this develops or maybe just ask the time traveling lover in our lives, who was stalking us when we were still in diapers, that perv.