HBO cancels ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’ after one season, fans believe series 'deserves continuation’

As soon as HBO cancelled the show, fans took to social media and expressed their disappointment on the network's decision


                            HBO cancels ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’ after one season, fans believe series 'deserves continuation’
Theo James and Rose Leslie in a still from 'The Time Traveler's Wife' (Sky Atlantic / HBO)
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HBO’s much talked about sci-fi, time-travel adventure ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’ premiered its first season on May 15, 2022. Sad news for avid sci-fi drama fans is that the series is not going to be returning to screens again with a Season 2. HBO has cancelled the series after its debut seasin

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The series has been created and conceptualized by the iconic ‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Sherlock’ co-creator Steven Moffat. The series is based on a novel of the same name by Audrey Niffenegger. The HBO miniseries, ever since its release, has slowly been garnering rave reviews from audiences for its riveting storyline which has a mix of both fantasy and sci-fi. They have also been talking about stellar performances by the actors in the series but the critic reviews online say a different story altogether.

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‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’ has been helmed by iconic ‘Game of Thrones’ fame David Nutter. The series has been produced by Warner Bros. television and Hartswood Films. The series stars actors Rose Leslie and Theo James in the leading roles of Clare Abshire and Henry DeTamble. Besides, David Nutter also served as the executive producer of series alongside Sue Vertue, Brian Minchin and Joseph E. Iberti.

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The other actors in the cast of ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’ include Caitlin Shorey, Everleigh McDonell, Brian Altemus, Jason David, Kate Siegel, Desmin Borges, Natasha Lopez, Michael Park, Jaime Ray Newman and Taylor Richardson and several others. Plot of the series follows the intricate and delicate yet complicated love story between Clare (Rose Leslie) and Henry (Theo James) whose marriage faces a big problem: time travel.

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HBO’s official statement to Deadline read, “Though HBO will not be moving forward with a second season of The Time Traveler’s Wife, it was our privilege to partner with master storytellers Steven Moffat and David Nutter. We are so grateful for their passion, hard work and care for adapting this beloved book. We also thank Theo and Rose, and the rest of our brilliant cast for their heartfelt performances, which completely captivated audiences.”

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As soon as this news got released on internet, fans shared their disappointment and frustration on social media. “It’s a bummer that HBO decided to cancel the show after 1 season despite it topping streaming charts & high scores on imdb and rotten tomatoes. It was one of the best shows imo and I believe this story deserves a continuation. @HBO #TheTimeTravelersWife”, wrote a fan. “#TheTimeTravelersWife caused me to cry for a solid week which no other TV show has done before. This is why I try not to get emotionally invested in shows because they end up getting cancelled. I'm seriously heartbroken over this”, added another user. “This is a bummer. I was really enjoying #TheTimeTravelersWife on #HBO. Great cast, great #Chicago locations, good #writing. So much potential...”, added a fan. “How about either @netflix or @amazon honouring a great book #TheTimeTravelersWife by @AANiffenegger to continue the great script by @SWmoff director @realdavidnutter the cast n crew give the viewers the season 2 to complete the story PLEASE listen to us the viewing public”, shared a fan. “Really practical decision to make viewers love it isn’t that what it’s all about the number 1 most viewed show seems like good market sense to continue but no rather back muck that does nothing good for the world RETHINK #TheTimeTravelersWife”, a fan wrote.

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