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ABC orders H.G. Wells drama based on Time After Time

New series will be based on novel and movie ‘Time After Time’

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From a book to a movie and now an ABC series: ABC has picked up Time After Time, a new drama from Kevin Williamson (The Vampire Diaries, Scream franchise).

The series that will star Freddie Stroma (Harry Potter films) as H.G. Wells will follow the famed science-fiction writer as he’s 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.   

The drama also stars Josh Bowman (Revenge) as John Stevenson/Jack the Ripper, Genesis Rodriguez (Big Hero 6) as Jane, and Regina Taylor (Dig) as Vanessa Anders. 

Williamson wrote the script based on the book “Time After Time” by Karl Alexander.

ABC will present its 2016 fall lineup Tuesday in New York City.