Hulu to create The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy TV series

Douglas Adams's beloved series of comedy sci-fi novels have sold over 16 million copies worldwide.

US streaming site Hulu is to develop a The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy TV series.  

Lost producer Carlton Cuse and Wonder Woman writer Jason Fuchs will helm the project which will be an adaptation of material found in both Douglas Adams’s original radio series and later novel of the same name. 

It will reportedly be a “modern updating” of the story which in both of the above works revolved around the intergalactic adventures of Arthur Dent, a human who’s rescued by an alien named Ford Prefect after Earth is destroyed by the evil race of Vogons. 

Any news on casting or an official release date has yet to be announced. 

The radio series became a gradual word of mouth hit upon its release in 1978. Adams’s went onto publish a total of five wildly popular The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy novels which have been translated into more than 30 different languages worldwide.

It was previously adapted into a well-recieved TV series in 1981 and a film in 2005 starring Martin Freeman, Mos Def and Zooey Deschanel.

Hulu isn’t actually available here in the UK but many of its other original shows, like The Handmaid’s Tale and Catch-22, have been picked up for broadcast by Channel 4.

Source: The Verge

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