HBO Green Lights Joss Whedon Series The Nevers

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HBO is joining forces with Joss Whedon to bring The Nevers to the masses. 

Per the official logline, The Nevers is "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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“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 HBO President, Casey Bloys in a statement.

"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." 

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"We’re honored that Joss chose HBO as the place to build his ambitious new world and we are excited to get started.” 

“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," said Whedon.

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"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.” 

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Whedon is probably most well known for bringing Buffy the Vampire Slayer to the small screen despite the original movie not being the success everyone thought it was going to be. 

The TV iteration was one of the riskier moves when it debuted on The WB back in 1997. However, it emerged as a success story and is still widely talked about to this day, despite ending in 2003. 

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The Nevers joins HBO's roster of programming that includes Game of Thrones, Westworld, Big Little Lies and Sharp Objects. 

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