Friday, July 13, 2018

HBO Gives Series Order to Drama 'The Nevers' Created by Joss Whedon

After a very significant bidding war, HBO has given a straight-to-series order to the original drama series The Nevers created by Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Avengers). An episode count and premiere date will not immediately announced.

The epic science fiction drama centers on a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with unusual abilities, relentless enemies and a mission that might change the world.

Whedon will serve as writer, director, executive producer and showrunner on the drama.

"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," said Whedon. "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."

"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," said Casey Bloys, President, HBO Programming. "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."