Time After Time is an upcoming American period drama/science fiction television series set to be broadcast on ABC in 2017. The series by Kevin Williamson is based on the book and the film of the same name and has been commissioned on May 12, 2016.
On May 12, 2016, it was announced that the ABC television network had picked up a Time After Time television series to air in the 2016-2017 television season. The series is executive produced and written by Kevin Williamson.
Time After Time (1979)
Time After Time is a 1979 American Metrocolor science fiction film starring Malcolm McDowell, David Warner and Mary Steenburgen filmed in Panavision. It was the directing debut of screenwriter Nicholas Meyer, whose screenplay is based on the premise from Karl Alexander's novel of the same name (which was unfinished at the time) and a story by Alexander and Steve Hayes.
According to Meyer from the commentary track for the DVD and Blu-ray release of the film, the author of the novel presented Meyer with 55 pages of his unpublished novel and asked Meyer to critique his work. Meyer liked the premise and immediately so he could write a screenplay based on the material and develop the story his own way. McDowell was attracted to the material because he was looking for something different than the sex and violence in Caligula, in which he played the title character.
The film concerns British author H. G. Wells and his fictional use of a time machine to pursue Jack the Ripper into the 20th century.
Time After Time (1979 Novel)
Time After Time is a 1979 science fiction novel by Karl Alexander. Its plot speculates what might have happened if H. G. Wells had built a real time machine to travel to the 1870s in search of Jack the Ripper.
The novel was adapted to film the same year, under the same title, by Alexander's friend Nicholas Meyer who had optioned the story after reading the early pages. Meyer wrote his screenplay as Alexander finished the novel and the two freely shared ideas for their respective iterations.