HBO has handed out a straight-to-series order to the Nevers, a sci-fi drama from Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer).
The project is being 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."
Here's a statement from Whedon:
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.
Added HBO boss, Casey Bloys:
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. 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.
An episode count and premiere date are yet to be determined.
Head over to The Nevers Spoilers page for the latest news.