Considering that the book adaptation has enough complexity to be developed into a TV series, ABC has assigned Marta Kauffman to tackle the project.
Not wasting time to see further performance of the feature movie, ABC is looking forward to adapt "The Time Traveler's Wife" into a TV series. To handle such a big project, the Alphabet and Warner Bros. Television have hired "Friends" creator Marta Kauffman. A pilot is already in order although a target date is not yet unveiled.
The decision to put it as a weekly series is based on the weekend's successful opening of the film starring Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana. It absorbed $18.6 million in the first three days, opening at number three after the more male-oriented flicks "District 9" and "G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra".
However, the thought of having a "Time Traveler's Wife" as a series is traced back several years ago when the network had pursued Kauffman to write and executive produce a small screen version. ABC believes that the complex plot in the novel would provide a good storyline for a TV series.
Coming as author Audrey Niffenegger's debut, "The Time Traveler's Wife" tells the story of a man with genetic disorder that causes him to re-appear at different times in the life of his one true love.