Revenge star Josh Bowman to play Jack the Ripper in ABC time travel pilot
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.
Time After Time is one of several network time-travel projects in the works.