Joss Whedon To Return To Television With HBO’s The Nevers
by Erik Amaya
After years in the feature film arena, Joss Whedon is returning to television.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Whedon will write, direct, produce and run HBO’s The Nevers. The straight-to-order series will feature “a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with unusual abilities, relentless enemies and a mission that might change the world.” The project is said to be an “epic science fiction drama”.
“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,” said Whedon, who added the network “instantly” got his ambitious concept for the show.
Though Whedon directed the pilot for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., he has not developed a series since 2009’s Dollhouse. He is, of course, the creator of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, Angel, and the short-lived Firelfy. He turned the latter into his feature film debut, 2005’s Serenity, and went on to direct the first two Avengers films and the much smaller Much Ado About Nothing. The noted feminist and shuttleclock collector also created Dr. Horrible’s Sing A-Long Blog and supervised reshoots on Warner Bros. Pictures’ Justice League, but has not directed his own film since 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. He was at one time slated to direct a Batgirl feature, but left the project admitting he could not “crack” the story.
It is unclear when The Nevers will air, but one imagines it will cause quite a stir when it debuts.