A year after it canceled Forever, ABC has picked up another series from Warner Bros. TV involving a character who exists in different times. The network has given a series order to Kevin Williamson’s time travel drama pilot Time After Time. Watch the first-look teaser below.

Based on the novel by Karl Alexander and the movie, Time After Time delivers a fantastical cat and mouse adventure through time when famed science fiction writer H.G. Wells is transported to modern day Manhattan in pursuit of Jack the Ripper. Once H.G. arrives in New York City, he finds a world he never thought possible and a young woman who captivates him. Williamson (The Vampire Diaries)  is exec producer and writer.

This is the second time-travel broadcast pilot this season to go to series, joining the Fox comedy Making History. The third, NBC drama Timeless, also is heating up for a pickup.

Time After Time stars Freddie Stroma as H.G. Wells, Revenge alum Josh Bowman as John Stevenson/Jack the Ripper, Genesis Rodriguez as Jane and Regina Taylor as Vanessa Anders. Time After Time is from Outerbanks Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television Williamson and Marcos Siega are executive producers. Siega directed the pilot. Williamson wrote the teleplay.