Joss Whedon Returning to TV With New HBO Sci-Fi Series 'The Nevers'

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Joss Whedon, one of the most successful producers/writers/directors in television, is returning to the medium with a new HBO sci-fi series.

The show, called The Nevers, is described as “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.”

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Whedon, who is known for his popular series Firefly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. released a statement. He 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. 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," he added.

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HBO programming president Casey Bloys complimented Whedon's career. He said, “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."

No word yet on when the series is set to premiere.

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