Newswire: ABC orders H.G. Wells show from Kevin Williamson

Everyone knows that H.G. Wells was a guy who wrote a book about a time machine, but is there a chance that he really did invent a time machine and then he also wrote a book about it? We only ask because it seems like such a well-worn premise for science fiction stories (and also a podcast) that we’re honestly willing to consider the possibility that Wells was literally the world’s first time traveler. Even if it’s not true, let’s all agree to pretend it is. That’s how science works, right?

Anyway, we’re talking about this because Deadline is reporting that ABC has picked up Time After Time, a new drama series from Kevin Williamson (of such famous murder shows as The Following, Stalker, and Dawson’s Creek) that centers around H.G. Wells traveling through time to fight Jack The Ripper. If …

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