Joss Whedon’s ‘The Nevers’ Epic Series Lands At HBO, After the Premium Network Beat Out Netflix And Starz

‘The Nevers,’ which landed at the premium network amid competition from Netflix, will be written, directed, exec produced and showrun by the ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ grad. Joss Whedon is returning to television.Joss-Whedon-at-Avengers-Infinity-War-World-Premiere
The Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum has landed a straight-to-series order at HBO for Victorian drama The Nevers. The Nevers 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 will serve as writer, director, exec producer and showrunner on The Nevers. “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,” Whedon said. “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 offers 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.”

The Nevers marks Whedon’s return to the small screen and the first show he has created since Fox’s Dollhouse. His credits include Firefly, Buffy spinoff Angel and serving as an exec producer on ABC’s Marvel drama Agents of SHIELD, which is showrun by his brother, Jed Whedon, and sister-in-law, Maurissa Tancharoen. The news comes as the trio are poised to appear at San Diego Comic-Con for a massive 10-year reunion for their original web series Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog in Hall H.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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