Joss Whedon will return to television for the first time in almost 10 years when his new series ‘The Nevers’ lands at HBO…
Joss Whedon is back on television.
The prolific writer and director has sold his latest project called ‘The Nevers’ to HBO for a direct to series order after several outlets were interested in the project including Netflix.
Whedon hasn’t been the show runner and creator behind a series since ‘Dollhouse’ that ran for two seasons on FOX back in 2009 and 2010. More recently, Whedon has been focused on his film career where he was the writer and director for ‘The Avengers’ and ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ before reworking ‘Justice League’ following director Zack Snyder’s exit from that movie.
‘The Nevers’ is about “a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with unusual abilities, relentless enemies, and a mission that might change the world.”
“I honestly couldn’t be more excited,” Whedon said in a statement. “‘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.”
Whedon famously created ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ — one of the most beloved science-fiction properties of all time — as well as ‘Firefly’, which has maintained cult status despite the show only running for one jagged season on FOX several years ago.
HBO has been diving head first into more science fiction/fantasy projects lately with the ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel expected to begin filming later this year as well as Damon Lindelof’s adaptation/remix of the ‘Watchmen’ that’s currently in pre-production as well.