With Steven Moffat at the helm, HBO seeks to revive the bestselling novel by Audrey Niffenegger in the sci-fi fantasy romance show ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife.’ Although not a sequel, the series ups the ante of the 2009 movie by making it a bizarre and surreal light-hearted revelry. The storyline follows Henry, a librarian who has a disability of erratically disappearing and reappearing in space and time.
Henry meets Clare, who spills that she is his future wife, and the narrative only gets more convoluted. But with a stellar cast ensemble and an oddly upbeat tone, the series holds a surprisingly refreshing package for the famous story. The book’s tale unfolds in Chicago, and the series also retains the Chicago connection. However, you may be eager to know where the HBO drama is filmed, and in that case, we have your back.
The Time Traveler’s Wife Filming Locations
‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’ is filmed in the states of New York and Illinois. Production for the first season commenced at the end of May 2021 in New York. Moreover, filming took place in Chicago from late September through early October of 2021, wrapping up the principal photography for the inaugural installment. Let us now take you to the specific locations where the series is lensed.
Westchester County, New York
Several sequences have been shot in the community of Pleasantville in Westchester County. The serene village is situated in Mount Pleasant, around 30 miles north of Manhattan. The cast and crew brought a lot of attention to the region as they filmed scenes for season 1 in and around the village, including on Wheeler Avenue. Apart from Nonna Park, they set up a shoot near The Pleasantville Pharmacy located at 62 Wheeler Avenue. But the business is seemingly no longer in function at the location.
Scenes have also been filmed in the Philips 66 gas station on Broadway in Pleasantville. In addition, scenes for the show’s first round were captured in sections of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve at 125 Phelps Way in Pleasantville. Lastly, the production team visited the picturesque Nannahagen Park, that even has a small pond. A considerable part of the filming takes place in the city of Yonkers by the Hudson River.
The team filmed scenes near the Yonkers station on the Metro-North Railroad, particularly on Alexander Street, while seemingly getting a view of the river. Several scenes were further lensed north of the station, at the Habirshaw Park on the Hudson. It appears that the location stands in for Chicago, as vintage Chicago police cars were used during the shoot. The peaceful and accommodating surrounding of Yonkers makes the city an ideal filming destination, toured extensively by the HBO Max comedy-drama series ‘The Flight Attendant,’ among others.
Another crucial filming destination is the city of White Plains, situated around 40 kilometers north of Manhattan. The cast and crew hijacked Galleria, a famous shopping mall located at 100 Main Street in the city. Other locations in Westchester County that appear in season 1 include the community of Purchase – where filming signs were put up along Purchase Street – and the Rockwood State Forest.
New York City, New York
The team lensed important parts of the show in New York City, specifically in the borough of the Bronx – the home of the Yankees. The filming crew was spotted on Third Avenue and Bruckner Boulevard and East 134 Street and Lincoln Avenue.
Niffenegger herself is from Illinois, so the book’s connection to the place is intense. Therefore, additional filming for season 1 took place in and around Chicago, one of the largest cities in the entire US. The cast and crew took the measure of the skyline while trying to capture multiple exterior shots of the city. Apparently, the shoot lasted in the city for over a week. Endowed with a unique charm, Chicago is ideal for rom-com affairs, as seen in movies like ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’ and ‘When Harry Met Sally.’