You’ve got to know when to hold them, and when to fold them. Joss Whedon is officially out at HBO’s The Nevers, per Deadline.
The prolific director was poised to co-write and direct the sci-fi drama. The series features a team of Victorian women with strange powers. While they have enemies who will stop at nothing to end them, they accept a mission to possibly change the world.
The Nevers was set to be Whedon’s first television series since ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The show has been in the works since 2018. It’s currently eyeing a summer 2021 debut.
Whedon released a statement on his departure from the project. He states “This year of unprecedented challenges has impacted my life and perspective in ways I could never have imagined, and while developing and producing The Nevers has been a joyful experience, I realize 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.”
He continues “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. The Nevers is a true labor of love, but after two plus years of labor, love is about all I have to offer. It will never fade.”
It is unknown who will replace Whedon in the series. Keep it locked to Geek Confidential for more updates.