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Take A First Look at ABC’s New Time Travel Series TIME AFTER TIME

BY Jennifer Griffin

Published 5 years ago

FREDDIE STROMA, JOSH BOWMAN

How well do you know your HG wells?

Don’t worry, you don’t have to be a fan of The Time Machine, or The Invisible Man to enjoy ABC’s new time travel drama Time After Time.

In fact, the new series owes more to the 1979 novel and movie in which iconic British author H. G. Wells makes use of a time machine to pursue Jack the Ripper into modern day.

ABC’s take on the film chronicles the adventures of a young H.G. Wells as he travels through centuries, decades and days in the time machine he created.

In the pursuit of the charismatic (yet secretly psychopathic) Dr. John Stevenson, better known as “Jack the Ripper,” Wells arrives in modern day New York City searching for Stevenson after the doctor escapes authorities in Wells’ London home. But instead of the Utopia he imagined, Wells finds a world more aligned with Stevenson’s temperament.

Using creative elements from many of Wells’ classic stories, beginning with The Time Machine and The Invisible Man to The Island of Dr. Moreau and others, Time After Time creates a fantasy world surrounding the events that inspired these great literary works that focus on the best and worst of human nature, and its relationship to science and technology, according to the Network.

The series, which debuts with a double episode on Sunday, March 5 on ABC stars Freddie Stroma as H.G. Wells, Josh Bowman as Dr. John Stevenson (Jack the Ripper), Genesis Rodriguez as Jane Walker, Nicole Ari Parker as Vanessa Anders, Will Chase as Griffin and Jennifer Ferrin as Brooke.

Catch loglines for the pilot episode, and “I Will Catch You” below, along with 3 new sneak peek clips from Sunday’s action.

Stroma and Bowman are bringing sexy (and flourishing mustaches) back.

“Pilot” – Using the 1979 novel and movie as a launching point, “Time After Time” chronicles the adventures of a young H.G. Wells, as he travels through centuries, decades and days in the time machine he created. In the pursuit of the charismatic (yet secretly psychopathic) Dr. John Stevenson, better known as “Jack the Ripper,” Wells arrives in modern day New York City, searching for Stevenson after the doctor escapes authorities in Wells’ London home. But instead of the Utopia he imagined, Wells finds a world more aligned with Stevenson’s temperament in a series charged with danger and adventure, and centered in thrills, satire, humor – and most of all, an epic love story, SUNDAY, MARCH 5 (9:00–10:00 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.

“I Will Catch You” – Presented with the real possibility that Vanessa Anders is in fact Wells’ great granddaughter, H.G. and Jane continue to search for Dr. John Stevenson, but when their final face-to-face meeting goes anything but planned, the doctor is back on the loose, on “Time After Time,” SUNDAY, MARCH 5 (10:00–11:00 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.

 

 

 

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