With HBO’s final season of Game of Thrones set to air in 2019, the network is already thinking about its next move. Who better to call on than Joss Whedon?
Whedon has worked on multiple winning series such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Dollhouse, and he co-created the Marvel series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. But his new series The Nevers offers us something entirely different.
The series is described as a sci-fi epic about a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with unusual abilities, enemies and a mission that might change the world.
Whedon describes the series as an “odd, intimate epic” and says that his new show is “maybe the most ambitious narrative” he’s created thus far, which creates some serious competition for GoT‘s upcoming spin-off shows.
Netflix also competitively bid for Nevers, but HBO landed the project in the end.
“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.”
As far as Whedon goes, he’ll be serving as writer, director, executive producer and showrunner. He’s doing it all.
“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,” Whedon said. “I could go on, but—I’m impatiently grateful to say—I have work to do.”