Joss Whedon to bring new sci-fi series The Nevers to HBO
Joss Whedon has announced plans to bring a brand new series to HBO.
Whedon, who created both Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Firefly, as well as writing and directing both Avengers: Assemble and Age Of Ultron, has been working on the show since his departure from DC's Batgirl.
According to Variety, the series, which is titled The Nevers, follows a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with unusual abilities and a mission that could change the world.
Speaking about the show's commission, Whedon said: "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."
He continued: "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."
HBO head of programming 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."
He continued: "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.”