The latest project from Joss Whedon, ‘The Nevers,’ has found a home on HBO with a straight-to-series order after a bidding war between networks including Netflix.
The series is set in the Victorian era and follows a group of women who discover they have powers, and want to use them to save the world from relentless enemies. Whedon gave a recent interview about the new series, and explained his excitement about the project:
“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 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.”
Casey Bloys, programming president for HBO released a statement, saying:
“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.”
‘The Nevers’ will mark Whedon’s triumphant return to the small screen since creating ‘Dollhouse’ in 2009 for Fox. HBO has released the following official description of the series:
“An epic science-fiction drama about a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with unusual abilities.”
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