Following getting booted from the Batgirl movie, now Joss Whedon will be returning to TV with a new science-fiction epic HBO series.
Joss Whedon, who is known for Firefly and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as well as directing Marvel's Avengers movies, has a series greenlit at HBO with The Nevers.
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."
“I honestly couldn’t be more excited," Joss Whedon said in a statement. "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.”
It's reported that HBO won the series in a bidding war with Netflix, and they HBO gave it a direct-to-series order, which is rare for the network.
“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," HBO programming president Casey Bloys said. "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.”