Joss Whedon exits HBO series The Nevers

The show was given a straight-to-series order back in 2018. 

Joss Whedon has announced that he’s leaving the upcoming HBO series The Nevers

The Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator was to be the main creative force behind the show and serve as director, writer, showrunner and executive producer.

In a statement, he explained that “the level of commitment required moving forward, combined with the physical challenges of making such a huge show during a global pandemic, is more than I can handle without the work beginning to suffer.”

“I am genuinely exhausted, and am stepping back to martial my energy towards my own life, which is also at the brink of exciting change.”

HBO has confirmed that the show, which will follow “a gang of Victorian women with unusual abilities”, is still going to air in summer 2021. 

Casting had been completed before Whedon’s departure and Laura Donnelly, Olivia Williams, James Norton, Nick Frost, Eleanor Tomlinson and Denis O’ Hare will all star. 

“We have parted ways with Joss Whedon. We remain excited about the future of The Nevers and look forward to its premiere in the summer of 2021,” said a spokeswoman for HBO.

Source: Deadline

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