HBO picks up Joss Whedon series The Nevers
Joss Whedon is about to have a new TV series. The Buffy the Vampire Slayer writer The Avengers director went with the cable network HBO, according to Deadline. Whedon will write, direct, executive produce and act as showrunner for The Nevers, which is described as “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.”
Whedon told the site, “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.”
Whedon, who was nominated (along with others) for an Academy Award for Toy Story, is known for writing Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, its film sequel Serenity and Dollhouse. He co-wrote The Cabin in the Woods and co-created Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. His musical series Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog will celebrate its 10th anniversary at San Diego Comic-Con this year. He also cameoed in the amazing Jane Espenson and Brad Bell-created webseries Husbands.
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