It is safe to say we all know who Joss Whedon is. He started writing for the original Roseanne series and made his way through Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Avengers. He now prepares to bring to the screen THE NEVERS and he is bringing it to HBO. A number of entities were striving to obtain Whedon and this work but HBO snagged it and it went straight to series status. All we have to do is wait for it to materialize. Whedon will serve as writer, director, executive producer and showrunner.
THE NEVERS has this simple plotline – 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.
HBO president of programming Casey Bloys says “We have long been fans of the incredibly talented and prolific Joss Whedon and we can’t think of a better project 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.”
“I honestly couldn’t be more excited,” Whedon said. “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.”
And we certainly want him to get working on it. HBO now has in its pipeline works from not just Whedon but also J.J. Abrams, Damon Lindlelof, Jordan Peele and George. R. R. Martin. Are you excited to see Joss Whedon added to that list? Are you interested in learning more about THE NEVERS? What body of actresses will make up this cabal of mysterious women? We will keep you informed