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  • Priceless
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    HBO Boss Casey Bloys Gives Us a Status Update on Joss Whedon’s ‘The Nevers’
    TCA 2019: Programming chief tells TheWrap the “Buffy” creator is writing — and it’s “very exciting”

    Jennifer Maas and Tony Maglio | February 8, 2019 @ 3:52 PM
    Last Updated: February 8, 2019 @ 4:14 PM


    Calling all Whedonverse fans, we have a status update on your leader’s next big project

    TheWrap asked HBO programming chief Casey Bloys on Friday during the Television Critics Association press tour where the premium cable network is with the upcoming Joss Whedon sci-fi drama series, “The Nevers,” which was first announced last July.

    And here is what he had to say: “We just started. [Joss] has been writing. It’s very exciting. He’s great to work with. We’ve just started talking about names, starting auditions, things like that. So we’re just starting.”

    “The Nevers” is described as an epic science fiction drama about a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with unusual abilities, relentless enemies, and are on a mission that might change the world.

    Whedon will serve as writer, showrunner and executive producer, the first TV series he will helm since Fox’s short-lived “Dollhouse” in 2009-2010.

    “We have long been fans of the incredibly talented and prolific Joss Whedon and we can’t think of a better project than ‘The Nevers’ with which to welcome him to the HBO family,” Bloys said in a statement when the series was ordered. “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. We’re honored that Joss chose HBO as the place to build his ambitious new world and we are excited to get started.”

    “I honestly couldn’t be more excited,” Whedon added. “‘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.”

    On the small screen, Whedon is most known for helming “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” its spinoff “Angel” and “Firefly.” He was also among the major creative forces for Marvel’s big screen Cinematic Universe, directing both “The Avengers” and its sequel, “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” He also helped the MCU expand to television, directing the pilot for ABC’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

    Whedon is currently helming “The Nevers” for HBO and has a female detective comedy series in the works at Freeform. He is also executive producing the “Buffy” reboot, which will be written by “Midnight, Texas” creator Monica Owusu-Breen.

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  • GoSpuffy
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    Me too but I don't feel bad not knowing who she is. Bloody hell. Sodding, blimey, shagging, knickers, bollocks. Oh God, She's English.

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  • HowiMetdaSlayer
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    Had to google her.

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  • Priceless
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    Originally posted by TriBel View Post
    Do I lose all credibility if I say I had to Google her (Penny - not Espenson)? Once I'd done that, I could understand your predicament. Still Espenson and Whedon - two out of three ain't bad (I nearly linked to the MeatLoaf song but it made me feel old ).
    Oh no, I love that you didn't know who Penny is . . . she says silly things on twitter that get my back up, so I wish I didn't know her either. Espenson only tweets about tea and writing and animals and I like her

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  • TriBel
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    Originally posted by Priceless View Post
    Err . . . no, I think my money is best spent otherwhere
    Do I lose all credibility if I say I had to Google her (Penny - not Espenson)? Once I'd done that, I could understand your predicament. Still Espenson and Whedon - two out of three ain't bad (I nearly linked to the MeatLoaf song but it made me feel old ).

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  • Priceless
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    Originally posted by TriBel View Post
    And that, my friend, is the epitome of a first world problem.

    Not contributing then?

    https://www.patreon.com/lauriepenny
    Err . . . no, I think my money is best spent otherwhere

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  • TriBel
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    Originally posted by Priceless View Post
    Whedonesque just tweeted - According to Production Weekly, Jane Espenson is a showrunner on Joss Whedon's The Nevers on HBO. In related news, Laurie Penny tweeted earlier this week that she was a staff writer on the show.

    I'm torn, because I like Espenson's work, but am not a fan of Laurie Penny
    And that, my friend, is the epitome of a first world problem.

    Not contributing then?

    https://www.patreon.com/lauriepenny

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  • Priceless
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    Whedonesque just tweeted - According to Production Weekly, Jane Espenson is a showrunner on Joss Whedon's The Nevers on HBO. In related news, Laurie Penny tweeted earlier this week that she was a staff writer on the show.

    I'm torn, because I like Espenson's work, but am not a fan of Laurie Penny

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  • HardlyThere
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    Originally posted by Josh View Post
    Is it his last chance? No. Is he losing the public's affection with every project he releases? Yes. I think Joss' credentials as a feminist creator are almost over. People don't buy into it anymore after Black Widow's treatment and his own personal treatment towards his wife. So taking on ANOTHER 'Feminist' project after that is either brave or stupid. I hope it works out for him. I still very much believe in his ability to tell a good story despite Networks (FOX) not giving it a chance.
    Joss's cred in that area was in the gutter long before Black Widow or Kai's letter. It didn't stop him from getting the biggest franchise since Star Wars or Justice League or getting this pushed straight to order, probably at the impetus of AT&T. He's a brand and that's all they care about now, hence the constant reboots, remakes and revivals.

    I don't think too many buy Joss as a feminist anymore, so if that's their selling point for it, they're in for trouble.

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  • bespangeled
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    Originally posted by Josh View Post
    Is it his last chance? No. Is he losing the public's affection with every project he releases? Yes. I think Joss' credentials as a feminist creator are almost over. People don't buy into it anymore after Black Widow's treatment and his own personal treatment towards his wife. So taking on ANOTHER 'Feminist' project after that is either brave or stupid. I hope it works out for him. I still very much believe in his ability to tell a good story despite Networks (FOX) not giving it a chance.
    I have said it before. The #metoo movement has rightfully brought down some of the Hollywood elite men. Now is the time to speak out. When a single woman comes forward and says she feels used, abused, or was in any way coerced I will join the protest against Joss.

    The fact that Kai decided to go online and publicize his infidelity years after their separation and divorce - despite the fact that their two young children would have to deal with the consequences = strikes me as child abuse. The fact that she categorizes some of the relations ships as emotional affairs (close friendships) is highly questionable. Frankly, right about now I support Joss for not retaliating.

    Yes, feminism has changed in the last 20 years, and Joss probably has not changed with it. But I am not ready to decry him based on the dubious complaints f his angry ex.

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  • MikeB
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    All said regarding writers, producers, actors, directors, viewers, readers, etc. are what I remember, my opinions, etc.




    Originally posted by Josh View Post
    Is it his last chance? No. Is he losing the public's affection with every project he releases? Yes. I think Joss' credentials as a feminist creator are almost over. People don't buy into it anymore after Black Widow's treatment and his own personal treatment towards his wife. So taking on ANOTHER 'Feminist' project after that is either brave or stupid. I hope it works out for him. I still very much believe in his ability to tell a good story despite Networks (FOX) not giving it a chance.
    I've always considered FOX gets too much hate regarding how Joss Whedon fans regard FOX's treatment of Firefly and Dollhouse . Joss got a $20MM production deal from 20th Century Fox and that I remember became Firefly . Firefly was low rated and Joss focused on it to the detriment of BtVS S7.

    Dollhouse was low rated and it got a second season to please the viewers and Joss Whedon.


    The hate toward Joss Whedon after The Avengers 2 and after Justice League is telling and troubling. Kevin Feige and/or Marvel generally are responsible for the badness of The Avengers 2 . The Black Widow stuff is beyond ridiculous given Joss Whedon 'made her a character' in the first place. In Iron Man 2 , she's literally introduced as an underwear model and how she looks in underwear is why Tony Stark is interested in her. And she's barely important in IM 2 . Scarlett Johansson has probably made over $80-100MM that she wouldn't have if Joss hadn't 'made her a character' in The Avengers .

    Justice League was already a mess before Joss was hired.

    Joss cheated on his wife. That makes him not a feminist?

    Buffy is still the go-to for 'strong female character'. BtVS is still in popular culture. BtVS is Joss Whedon's legacy, as well as The Avengers .

    Few have had as much impact on popular culture as Joss Whedon has.

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  • Josh
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    Is it his last chance? No. Is he losing the public's affection with every project he releases? Yes. I think Joss' credentials as a feminist creator are almost over. People don't buy into it anymore after Black Widow's treatment and his own personal treatment towards his wife. So taking on ANOTHER 'Feminist' project after that is either brave or stupid. I hope it works out for him. I still very much believe in his ability to tell a good story despite Networks (FOX) not giving it a chance.

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  • Priceless
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    https://www.screendaily.com/news/des...133747.article

    Long article, but contains a tiny bit about The Nevers

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  • ghoststar
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    Originally posted by TriBel View Post
    So...Fin de Siecle? "The "spirit" of fin de siècle often refers to the cultural hallmarks that were recognized as prominent in the 1880s and 1890s, including ennui, cynicism, pessimism, and "...a widespread belief that civilization leads to decadence." Sound like Whedon? Suffragists? SteamPunk?
    I've never been under the impression that Joss has much of a grasp on history. If he did, he'd know that things got interesting, by any definition, well before 1895. There were people writing books about how dangerous all this steam power and city livin' was in the 1840s. The fin de siècle just made it more fashionable for the respectable classes to admit to living for the moment.

    Personally, I'd be more interested in a show set in the earlier period. Maybe because the technology makes the fin de siècle/Belle Époque feel somewhat familiar, maybe because people like the aesthetic, there's already a surfeit of navel-gazing, BIG-THEME characters from that period. (See: Penny Dreadful.) It'd be fresher to show the shift in attitudes of the early 19th century, or people rebelling against those attitudes during their greatest entrenchment in the 1840s-60s. Regardless, I don't envy any historical consultants working on a Joss Whedon show.

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  • TriBel
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    Originally posted by Priceless View Post
    https://www.polygon.com/tv/2018/7/24...nevers-details

    Joss Whedon’s brand new show — other than the reported Buffy reboot — is The Nevers, a new HBO series about “a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with unusual abilities, relentless enemies, and a mission that might change the world.”

    Polygon got a chance to sit down with Whedon during San Diego Comic-Con 2018, where he was promoting his upcoming Dr. Horrible one-shot for Dark Horse, and asked him to open up a bit more about the mysterious Nevers. With the Victorian setting, was the title maybe a reference to Peter Pan?

    “I can easily shoot that down,” the writer/director answered. “I dislike Peter Pan enormously as a myth and as a story. I am not a Peter Pan man,” he joked.

    “It’s more meant to evoke the sort of attitude of ... these women have certain afflictions or abilities or skills. Something is changing, something more than just the end of the century, and it feels odd and it feels terrifying to some.”

    Whedon says that the main characters are never called “the Nevers” within the story, it’s simply the name of the show. “To me it spoke very plainly to the idea of we are upsetting your idea of what is and what is allowed.”

    Fantastical characters but not in a fantastical world, or a world that was not fantastical yet, it seemed to us. He agreed.

    “It’s gotten a little strange in the last few years,” he added. “Sometime around 1895 it started getting a little warped. And now there seems to be a gathering and a purpose and a very strong reaction about that.”

    The Nevers is an upcoming series from HBO, and does not currently have a release date.
    So...Fin de Siecle? "The "spirit" of fin de siècle often refers to the cultural hallmarks that were recognized as prominent in the 1880s and 1890s, including ennui, cynicism, pessimism, and "...a widespread belief that civilization leads to decadence." Sound like Whedon? Suffragists? SteamPunk?

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