Movies - TV
Why Was
The Time Traveler's Wife
Canceled After
One Season?
After only one season consisting of six episodes, HBO has canceled Steven Moffat’s adaptation of Audrey Niffenegger’s novel “The Time Traveler's Wife.” While no official reason was given for its cancellation, the series did have some flaws as reflected by its low critical rating of 38% on Rotten Tomatoes.
First, there was the uncomfortable aspect of Henry traveling back in time to meet his future wife Clare as a child and molding her into the person she’d become. In an interview, Moffat had disagreed with the notion that Henry was grooming Clare, arguing that "every version of Clare is in charge of Henry."
Furthermore, while Moffat had previously stated that "there is enough juice in the book for more than just one [season]," fans of the book may have felt differently as the story had been told several times before. There was the ‘09 film version with Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams, and Moffat pulled from the book for a ‘06 “Doctor Who” episode called "The Girl in the Fireplace."