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The Time Traveler’s Wife canceled by HBO after just one season in the wake of scathing reviews

The Time Traveler’s Wife canceled by HBO after just one season in the wake of scathing reviews

The Time Traveler’s wife has been canceled by HBO after just one season, Deadline reported on Friday

The show, executive produced by Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat, starred Rose Leslie, Theo James, Desmin Borges and Natasha Lopez. 

It ran for six episodes and centers around a man (James) with a genetic disorder that causes him to travel through time for short periods and focused on his relationship to a woman (Leslie).

Canceled: The Time Traveler’s wife was canceled by HBO after just one season on Friday, Deadline reported

The Time Traveler’s Wife is based on the 2003 novel written by Audrey Niffennegger.  

It premiered on May 15 and concluded its first season on June 19.

‘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,’ a spokesperson told the publication. 

Big cast: The show, executive produced by Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat, starred Rose Leslie, Theo James, Desmin Borges and Natasha Lopez

Big cast: The show, executive produced by Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat, starred Rose Leslie, Theo James, Desmin Borges and Natasha Lopez

Short first season: It ran for six episodes and centers around a man with a genetic disorder that causes him to travel through time short periods and his relationship to a woman

Short first season: It ran for six episodes and centers around a man with a genetic disorder that causes him to travel through time short periods and his relationship to a woman

‘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.’ 

The Time Traveler’s Wife received poor reviews from critics. It currently earns a 7.7 out of 10 on IMDb, but has just a 38 percent rotten score from critics surveyed by Rotten Tomatoes

However, audiences appeared to have more favorable feelings toward the series, as it held an 84 percent audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Fraught adaptations: The Time Traveler's Wife has a fraught adaptation history. It was made into a film back in 2009 starring Hulk actor Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams

Fraught adaptations: The Time Traveler’s Wife has a fraught adaptation history. It was made into a film back in 2009 starring Hulk actor Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams

Box office smash: It grossed over $101 million at the worldwide box office against a budget of just $39 million

Box office smash: It grossed over $101 million at the worldwide box office against a budget of just $39 million

The Time Traveler’s Wife has a fraught adaptation history. It was made into a film back in 2009 starring Hulk actor Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams. 

The film holds a 7.1 out of 10 on IMDb and an identical 38 percent critics score on Rotten Tomatoes

It grossed over $101 million at the worldwide box office against a budget of just $39 million.

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