Joss Whedon, the creator of “Buffy” and “Firefly,” is headed back to the small screen with “The Nevers,“ Deadline reports today, a series that has just landed a home at HBO.
HBO has given a series pickup to the project, with Whedon serving as the writer, director, executive producer and showrunner.
Described as an epic sci-fi drama…
“The Nevers” is about a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with unusual abilities, relentless enemies, and a mission that might change the world.
“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.”