EXCLUSIVE: UnReal breakout Freddie Stroma has been cast as the lead, H.G. Wells, in Kevin Williamson’s ABC pilot Time After Time

Using the 1979 novel by Karl Alexander and movie as a starting point, Time After Time will chronicle the epic adventures of young H.G. Wells. In the movie, directed by Nicholas Meyer, the Wells role was played by Malcolm McDowell.

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Williamson wrote Time After Time and is executive producing. Marcos Siega is directing. Warner Bros. TV is the studio.

Harry Potter alum Stroma, coming off his co-starring role as Bachelor Adam on Lifetime’s praised drama UnReal, will be seen on the upcoming season of HBO’s hugely popular fantasy series Game of Thrones, playing Dickon Tarly. On the big screen, the English actor most recently was seen in Michael Bay’s 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. Stroma is repped by Industry Entertainment, the Gersh Agency and Waring and McKenna in the UK.