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.
I couldn’t agree more Joss, I couldn’t agree more!
That’s right kids, fan favorite Joss Whdeon is returning to TV with a new show, THE NEVERS.
It’s been 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.”
And honestly, even if Whedon wasn’t involved, the concept alone has been interested, especially since it’s coming to HBO! We all know that Joss Whedon has had his fair share of trails and tribulations with broadcast TV, and I personally can’t wait to see what shape his creativity takes with a company like HBO.
Here’s what Whedon had to say…
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.
Word on the street is that HBO won the series in a bidding war with Netflix, supposedly the deciding factor giving the show a “direct-to-series” order, without even seeing a pilot. Though a practice that’s a rarity, if I ran a network, I would probably do the samething for Whedon, haha.
HBO’s 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.
All I know is that I couldn’t be more excited for a new show from Joss Whedon, and will be waiting on baited breath for this show to premiere!
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Source: Entertainment Weekly