HBO is moving forward on The Nevers, giving the sci-fi drama from writer/director Joss Whedon a series order. In addition to writing and directing, Whedon will be involved as The Nevers‘ showrunner and executive producer, according to HBO’s official announcement regarding the new series.
“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,” said Whedon.
“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,” stated HBO Programming President Casey Bloys. “We’re honored that Joss chose HBO as the place to build his ambitious new world and we are excited to get started.”
Joss Whedon’s television credits include creating the cult classic series Buffy the Vampire Slayer starring Sarah Michelle Gellar. He earned his first Emmy Award nomination in the Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for the show’s critically acclaimed episode, “Hush.” Whedon also developed the Buffy spinoff Angel which starred David Boreanaz and ran for five seasons.
Whedon’s sci-fi Western Firefly gathered a huge fan following, but unfortunately met an early cancellation after airing only 11 episodes of the first season order.
The Plot: The Nevers is 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.