Time To Meet The Nevers
♦ Joss Whedon has been away for a little while and there has been no news since he was attached to Warner Bros’ Batgirl film, a film he is no longer involved with. Yesterday, it was announced that he would be helming a new show for HBO called The Nevers…
Variety offered a few details about the new show:
HBO has given a series order to The Nevers, a science-fiction drama from Joss Whedon. The series is described as a sci-fi epic 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, executive producer, and showrunner.
HBO seemed very pleased that they managed to secure this show as its programming president Casey Bloys revealed to Variety: “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 honoured that Joss chose HBO as the place to build his ambitious new world and we are excited to get started.”
Whedon was also quoted in the same Variety piece, admitting that the show was something a little different for him: “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.”