‘Downton’ stars lead ‘Sherlock’ writer’s ‘Time Traveler’s Wife’ series – watch the trailer!

The first trailer has been unveiled for the new version of The Time Traveler’s Wife.

Based on Audrey Niffenegger’s best-selling 2003 novel of the same name, the upcoming series features not one but two Downton Abbey stars leading the cast!

Niffenegger’s book was previously made into a hit film in 2009, starring Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana.

HBO’s brand new TV adaptation of The Time Traveler’s Wife has been written by Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffat.

The Scottish screenwriter is best known for his work on Doctor Who, Sherlock, Coupling, Jekyll, and Dracula.

The Time Traveler’s Wife tells the story of “a couple whose marriage is complicated by one thing… time travel.”

Playing Clare Abshire is Scottish actress Rose Leslie, who may be familiar from shows like Game of ThronesVigil, and The Good Fight.

She’s joined in the six-part mini-series by Sanditon actor Theo James as time traveler Henry DeTamble.

Downton Abbey fans will recognise the pair as housemaid Gwen Dawson, and the ill-fated Mr Pamuk.

Writer Steven Moffat told Entertainment Weekly last year: “It uses the prism of time travel to brilliantly rearrange the details of an ordinary, yet very successful, love story. We often do tragic love stories and we often do divorces and we all do the story of how people first got together. These are the things that fiction tends to favor.”

He explained: “The thing that we never ever write about is one of the most common phenomena in human history — the perfectly happy marriage — because they’re not very dramatic. Audrey was taking the details of a happy, successful, absolutely monogamous, absolutely mutually nourishing relationship and made it interesting by just adding time travel.”

Watch the trailer:


The Time Traveler’s Wife premieres this May on HBO in the US, and on Sky in the UK.

Sanditon returns for a second season this month, although Theo James sadly isn’t reprising his role as Sidney Parker.

Downton Abbey: The Complete Collection box set is available on DVD on Amazon.