“We have parted ways with Joss Whedon. We remain excited about the future of “The Nevers” and look forward to its premiere,” said by the television network in a statement.
Joss Whedon was the creative force behind the show, he was even set to serve as its writer, director, executive producer, and showrunner.
His departure is nowhere near controversial, Whedon tells that departing the show was a choice he made because he was unable to meet “the physical challenges of making such a huge show during a global pandemic,” in a statement of his own.
“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.
“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.
“I am deeply proud of the work we have done; I’m grateful to all my extraordinary cast and collaborators, and to HBO for the opportunity to shape yet another strange world. ‘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.”
The Nevers is an epic science-fiction drama about a group of Victorian women who discover their unusual abilities, relentless enemies, and a mission that can possibly turn the world upside down.
The cast consists of Laura Donnelly, Olivia Williams and Nick Frost leading a company which also includes Kiran Sonia Sawar, Elizabeth Berrington, Ella Smith, Viola Prettejohn, Anna Devlin and Martyn Ford.