More Time Travel TV as ABC Develops New Drama


Yunjin Kim


Time travel is the new vampire. Two weeks after NBC announced they were going to develop a pair of time travel dramas, ABC has announced that they will go down a similar path. It wouldn’t be surprising either if more networks want to create a show – drama, comedy, or anything in between – that attempts to wield this beloved sci-fi topic as well.

As first reported by Deadline, this hour long ABC drama is yet unnamed but now in development, taking its cue from the Korean drama ‘Nine: Nine Time Travels.’ While the Americanized offering will surely have a pithier or more specific title, ABC is buying into the idea that a series can use time travel as a way to in fact tell any type of story they want.

In this case, the drama has been loftily described as being a "thriller" and an "epic love story." Written by Derek Simonds, and starring Yunjin Kim, best known for her work on ‘Lost’ and ‘Mistresses,’ the project will center on a man who travels to the past in order to avert some murderous, tragic events that have seemed to set his life adrift.

As demonstrated by innumerable film and television creations, the prospect of time travel lends itself to endless storylines and possibilities (not unlike vampires, whose immortality offer the potential of longevity).

Kim will be an executive producer alongside Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, and Len Goldstein, who belong to Fake Empire Productions. Kim has the most noteworthy expierence dealing with time travel stories; for better or worse, 'Lost' flashed back, flashed forward, and flashed sideways. And we think it all made sense.

- Nine: Nine Time Travels
- Yunjin Kim

Written by: AnthonyWrites
Oct 25th, 2013, 2:43 pm

Images courtesy of ABC


Message Posted On Oct 28th, 2013, 1:51 pm
Nothing will beat Continuum. Continuum is freaking awesome.

Message Posted On Oct 27th, 2013, 11:28 pm
My suspicion is that any new time travel concept won't be quite as unique as Continuum or Doctor Who so, I just checked and my time travel calendar is completely booked. Check back with me sometime next century.

Message Posted On Oct 27th, 2013, 12:02 am
...and then they make timetraveling vampire storys? ^^

Message Posted On Oct 26th, 2013, 10:29 pm
Let's see Continuum actually finish a storyline and then I'll consider watching a Lost & Confused remake with time machines. Vampires ad nasueseum, then Zombies ad mauseum, now time travel? Maybe if they go travel far enough in time they can discover an original idea.

Message Posted On Oct 26th, 2013, 7:35 pm

Message Posted On Oct 26th, 2013, 7:00 pm
I have a question: did they all die in the first episode?
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