By James Hibberd
Updated February 17, 2016 at 12:00 PM EST
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Josh Bowman is on track to return to ABC primetime.

The former Revenge star has been cast in an intriguing role in the time-travel pilot Time After Time.

The projects uses the 1979 novel and movie as a starting point and will chronicle the epic adventures of young H.G. Wells (Freddie Stroma) as he travels through time chasing a fugitive Jack the Ripper (Bowman).

Bowman has been cast as John Stevenson, a brilliant and charismatic surgeon who lives a double life as the infamous serial killer. (Here’s a great quote from his character in the film version: “Ninety years ago, I was a freak. Now … I’m an amateur.”) Kevin Williamson (The Following) is the showrunner.

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