Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon is returning to TV with a new science-fiction series called The Nevers, Variety reports. HBO beat out Netflix in a bid for the show.
"I honestly couldn't be more excited," said Whedon, who also created cult favorites Dollhouse and Firefly. "The Nevers is maybe the most ambitious narrative I've created, and I can't imagine a better home for it than HBO." Variety describes the new show as centering on "a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with unusual abilities, relentless enemies, and a mission that might change the world."
An episode count and premiere date have not yet been announced. "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," said HBO programming president Casey Bloys in the announcement. Jeva Lange