Joss Whedon, the fan-favorite creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Dollhouse and writer/director of Marvel’s The Avengers, is returning to TV. HBO has announced that they’ve bringing his new sci-fi series The Nevers to life on the premium cable network.
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The Nevers follows in the footsteps of Buffy with a fantastical story featuring powerful female characters. The show will be 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.
“The Nevers is maybe the most ambitious narrative I’ve created,” said Whedon, who also co-created Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD. “It’s been too long since I created an entirely new fictional world.”
“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,” said Casey Bloys, President of Programming. “We look forward to meeting the strange, multifaceted characters, to learn their stories, see them in action and share them with our viewers.”
Whedon will serve as an executive producer, showrunner, writer, and director on the series.