Joss Whedon is returning to TV thanks to HBO picking up his new creation - a Victorian sci-fi series The Nevers...
HBO have beaten Netflix to the punch in picking up the series, for which Whedon will act as writer, director, showrunner and executive producer. It's the first TV show he'll have full control over since Dollhouse in 2009.
The Nevers is said to be "an epic science fiction drama about a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with unusual abilities, relentless enemies, and a mission that might change the world."
Joss Whedon, currently executive producing Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. where his brother is showrunner, said “I honestly couldn’t be more excited. The Nevers is maybe the most ambitious narrative I’ve created, and I can’t imagine a better home for it than HBO. Not only are they the masters of cinematic long-form, but their instant understanding of my odd, intimate epic was as emotional as it was incisive. It’s been too long since I created an entirely new fictional world, and the HBO team offer not just scope and experience, not just ‘prestige,’ but a passionate collaboration. I could go on, but — I’m impatiently grateful to say — I have work to do.”
HBO programming president Casey Bloys added "“We have long been fans of the incredibly talented and prolific Joss Whedon and we can’t think of a better project than The Nevers with which to welcome him to the HBO family. We look forward to meeting the strange, multifaceted characters of The Nevers, to learn their stories, see them in action and share them with our viewers. We’re honored that Joss chose HBO as the place to build his ambitious new world and we are excited to get started.”
No details on stars, release date or the number of episodes yet but we'll keep you posted!
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