HBO simply canceled a flagship drama after just one season

The Time Traveler's Wife

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HBO has actually canceled The Time Traveler’s Wife after simply one season.

The program, which was an adjustment of Audrey Niffenegger’s successful book, was just released on May 15, however the network has actually plainly seen adequate to call time after simply 6 episodes.

The Time Traveler’s Wife followed Rose Leslie’s Clare and Theo James’ Henry, a couple whose relationship is made rather made complex by Henry’s condition, a congenital disease that triggers him to time travel regularly and unexpectedly, leaving Clare behind as he goes.

Steven Moffat, best understood for his deal with Doctor Who and Sherlock, adjusted the series for HBO, while David Nutter, who had actually lagged the electronic camera on a few of the most renowned episodes of Game Of Thrones, functioned as the essential director.

In a declaration provided to Deadline(opens in brand-new tab), an HBO spokesperson stated: “Though HBO will not be moving on with a 2nd season of The Time Traveler’s Wife, it was our opportunity to partner with master writers Steven Moffat and David Nutter. We are so grateful for their enthusiasm, effort and take care of adjusting this precious book. We likewise thank Theo and Rose, and the rest of our dazzling cast for their sincere efficiencies, which totally mesmerized audiences.'”

The program’s ending just aired 12 days earlier, and Moffat had actually been talking up prepare for more, informing TVLine(opens in brand-new tab): “There suffices juice in the book for more than simply one season. At the exact same time, I would still call it a minimal series due to the fact that it can’t go on permanently. It needs to stop. We currently understand a reasonable bit about how it ends. It’s a story of fate, I think. Completion is developed into the start.”

Sadly for him, completion will want simply 6 episodes.

Why has HBO ended?

The program’s audience can’t have actually been huge enough, which will not have actually been assisted by the program’s evaluations, which were definitely awful.

It holds a Rotten Tomatoes’ score of 38%(opens in brand-new tab) with customers laying into Moffat’s outlining, the discussion and a book that they’ve practically widely branded as unfilmable.

There was some difficult proof to back that up too …

The Time Traveler's Wife Movie

Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams in the motion picture variation of The Time Traveler’s Wife ( Image credit: Warner Bros)

Analysis: Some books simply do not work on screen …

This is the 2nd time it’s been placed on movie.

The book was in fact optioned for a film by Brad Pitt’s production business Plan B Entertainment prior to it was even launched, with Warner Brothers backing it with the guarantee of a luxurious adjustment. In the end, the adjustment ended up being unfortunate. Stephen Spielberg and David Fincher revealed an interest in taking it on, however never ever did. Gus Van Sant was connected for a while and after that left. Robert Schwentke, the guy behind enormous turkey R.I.P.D and mangled action thriller Snake Eyes, was used.

The outcome, which starred Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams, was a costly mess, made after a production filled with limitless reshoots and last-minute rewrites. Critics disliked that too. And, paradoxically, it has a Rotten Tomatoes’ score of 38%(opens in brand-new tab), similar to the HBO adjustment.

A paradoxical twist for a story that was expected to right the wrongs of the initial adjustment. Some books are best simply left in the creativities of their readers.

We’ve chosen 5 other books that require the mini-series treatment after a stopped working motion picture, you can examine our options here.

Tom Goodwyn

Tom Goodwyn is TechRadar’s Senior Entertainment Editor. He supervises TechRadar’s protection of the very best television programs, documentaries and motion pictures throughout streaming services, theaters and beyond. Based in London, he enjoys absolutely nothing more than investing throughout the day in a cinema, well, he did prior to he had 2 kids …

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