OUT OF TIME
THE TV REMAKE THAT WENT NOWHERE
In spring 2017, ABC aired a TV remake of Time After Time, taking Wells and the Ripper to contemporary New York and adding an arc plot, a conspiracy somehow involving the Ripper called “Project Utopia”. Wells was played by Freddie Stroma (Cormac in the later Harry Potter films) and the Ripper by Josh Bowman. The 12-part series was canned in America after five episodes, though the remaining episodes reportedly aired in Spain and Portugal. Arguably, there’d already been an homage to Time After Time in the 1990s series The New Adventures Of Superman, where Lois and Clark are sometimes helped by a gentlemanly timetravelling HG Wells.