Back in September it was announced that Kevin Williamson (Scream, The Vampire Diaries) is set to adapt Karl Alexander’s 1979 novel Time After Time, and now Deadline is reporting that Freddie Stroma (UnReal) has nabbed the lead role of H.G. Wells.
Time After Time chronicles the epic adventures of the legendary sci-fi author, who pursues Jack the Ripper into the 20th Century San Francisco in order to bring him to justice after the notorious killer uses Wells’ Time Machine to flee Victorian London. The series is said to use Alexander’s novel and Nicholas Meyer’s movie adaptation as “a starting point”, so expect further adventures once Jack the Ripper has been brought to justice.
Stroma, who is also set to appear as Dickon Tarly in season six of Game of Thrones, will step into the shoes of Malcolm McDowell, who portrayed Wells in the 1979 movie alongside David Warner as Jack the Ripper.