The Following and Stalker creator Kevin Williamson has set up his next series project – a drama based on the 1979 novel Time After Time by Karl Alexander. ABC has bought the project, from Warner Bros. TV where Williamson is under a deal, with a script commitment.
Using the 1979 novel and movie as a starting point, Time After Time will chronicle the epic adventures of young H.G. Wells and his Time Machine.
In the book and and in the feature starring Malcolm McDowell, David Warner and Mary Steenburgen, H. G. Wells — the bestselling author of The Time Machine and War Of The Worlds — has invented a time machine. He shows the contraption to his friends, oblivious to the fact that one of them, surgeon Leslie John Stephenson, is in fact the infamous Jack the Ripper. When Scotland Yard detectives get on Stevenson’s trail, the murderer uses the time machine to flee to the future, getting transported to 1979 San Francisco. He is quickly followed by Wells who is trying to bring him to justice. (Watch a trailer for the movie below)
Williamson will write the script and will executive produce Time After Time through his Outerbanks Entertainment and WBTV. The writer-producer, repped by WME, also co-created WBTV’s long-running CW drama The Vampire Diaries, created Dawson’s Creek and wrote the Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer horror staples.