Joss Whedon, the director screenwriter behind The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron, and the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, will be bringing his new sci-fi series The Nevers to HBO.
The Nevers follows in the footsteps of Buffy with a fantastical story featuring powerful female characters. The show will be 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.
“The Nevers is maybe the most ambitious narrative I’ve created,” said Whedon, who also co-created Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “It’s been too long since I created an entirely new fictional world.”
“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 Casey Bloys, President of Programming. “We look forward to meeting the strange, multifaceted characters, to learn their stories, see them in action and share them with our viewers.”
Whedon will serve as an executive producer, showrunner, writer, and director on the series.