Rose Leslie bites her lip and looks askance in the trailer for TIme Traveler's Wife

Things We Saw Today: First ‘Time Traveler’s Wife’ Trailer Makes It Clear: This Show Is Going To Destroy Us

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We’re just a few weeks out from the premiere of HBO’s series adaptation of The Time Traveler’s Wife and if the new trailer is any indication, we should all be prepping for complete emotional devastation.

I’ve been trying not to get my hopes up too high for this adaptation of one of my favorite books, after the travesty that was the 2009 Rachel McAdams/Eric Bana film. I’m also incredibly skeptical of the fact that the series is being brought to us by none other than Steven “Girls Who Wait” Moffat. (Skeptical to the point that I once—alright, fine, perhaps a bit overdramatically—declared I would “never, ever” watch his adaptation.)

It’s encouraging that Moffat clearly has a deep appreciation for the novel and the trailer does appear to give true equal weight to both characters in this time-traveling love story, which is absolutely essential for a worthwhile adaptation. It’s also a great sign that this is a miniseries rather than a film, as Audrey Niffenegger’s beautiful novel needs that kind of space.

I’m still trying to temper my expectations but boy, that trailer sure is fantastic.

The Time-Traveler’s Wife stars Rose Leslie and Theo James as time-crossed lovers and premieres on HBO May 15.

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Have a great weekend, everybody!

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