A new series from Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon entitled The Nevers has been picked up by HBO, according to Variety.
HBO was reportedly involved in a bidding war with Netflix over The Nevers, which focuses on a Victorian-era group of women with strange abilities who take on a world-changing mission.
“I honestly couldn’t be more excited,” Whedon said. “The Nevers is maybe the most ambitious narrative I’ve created, and I can’t imagine a better home for it than HBO. Not only are they the masters of cinematic long-form, but their instant understanding of my odd, intimate epic was as emotional as it was incisive. 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. I could go on, but — I’m impatiently grateful to say — I have work to do.”
No projected release date for The Nevers was announced.