Time After Time executive producers explained that despite what the title suggests, the series does not really have much time travel in upcoming episodes.
Here’s what the ABC series is ready to serve for its viewers.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the plotline of the time traveling series has become a well-known genre over the years. Recently, there are several new entries from other networks. This includes Timeless (NBC) and Frequency from The CW.
Not to mention the fact that there are other reputable series existing like DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and 12 Monkeys, it is obviously going to be a tough crowd for this new ABC show. However, this H.G. Wells inspired series might not be what we expect after all.
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The executive producer and creator of the series explained that time travel will not happen frequently in the series. This is what Kevin Williamson told reporters during the Television Critics Association winter press tour. He pointed out that over the 12 episodes, time travel will only occur four times.
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Meanwhile, the series is reportedly inspired by a novel and a movie of the same title. It follows the story of a young H.G. Wells. Using the machine he created, he will be seen traveling through centuries, decades, and days.
In line with this, he will be on the hunt looking for Dr. John Stevenson also known as Jack the Ripper. Apparently, Wells will find himself in the present day in New York. This was after Stevenson has used the time machine in order to escape.
Moreover, a question suddenly pops up on why the characters cannot continuously travel time until the villain is not a threat anymore. “Every time travel show sets their own rules, loopholes and their little Wiggums. But I feel like we have covered our rules for our show and we do not really break them in Season 1. And moving forward, we have a plan for Season 2 that would spin it in a new direction,” Williamson said as per TV Line.
Furthermore, Time After Time will be released on March 5, 2017.
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