Joss Whedon is headed back to TV and he has landed a straight-to-series order at HBO for a Victorian drama that he created called The Nevers.
The series 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."
I'm in! That sounds like one of the most Joss Whedon things that Joss Whedon has come up with. He will serve as the writer, director, executive producer, and showrunner of the series. This is 100% Whedon's show and I can't wait to see what he ends up delivering! Whedon had this to say in a statement:
"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 longform, 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."
There's now information on how many episodes that the series will get or when it will premiere, but it's great to see Whedon passionate again about an original project that he's developing. I'm more excited about this than anything that he would have done with the Batgirl movie at DC.
What do you think about Whedon's new project?