Joss Whedon returns to television with a new sci-fi series for HBO


Joss Whedon will be making his grand return to television with his sci-fi series The Nevers on HBO.

If there was ever a reason to celebrate a television show before we know any major details, it’s anything Joss Whedon related. Whedon (who really doesn’t need an introduction anyways) is best known for his series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Dollhouse and Firefly. Each of his series have solidified their status as cult classics for different reasons, helping to prove that he’s one of the great showrunners and writers of modern television.

Now, in his first fully immersive return to television since the 2009 series Dollhouse, Whedon will return to television for his upcoming sci-fi drama that’s titled The Nevers.  The upcoming series is said to center on a group of Victorian women that have unique abilities, while discovering a plethora of enemies. In perfect Whedon fashion, they will also have some possibility of altering the world – so you can expect it to be an epic series.

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THR additionally reported that the series was sought out by various platforms including Netflix, however it was the reputable HBO who nabbed it. The Nevers was ordered to series, but at the moment it’s still in early stages so there’s no release date or cast reveals to divulge just yet. With HBO’s constant success in programing on a high caliber level of talent, it seems to be the perfect platform for a Whedon series.

Whedon, who has more recently been involved in cinematic projects such as Avengers or Justice League expressed his excitement in the project, saying, “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.”

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After providing us with one of the greatest fictional characters of all time in Buffy, it’s safe to say The Nevers will be one series to watch out for.

Are you ready for the return of Whedon?