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Why Did Joss Whedon Leave HBO’s The Nevers?

According to sources, the upcoming HBO series “The Nevers” has just lost its showrunner, writer and producer Joss Whedon.

 

A press release from HBO stated that “We have parted ways with Joss Whedon” said the network “We remain excited about the future of The Nevers and look forward to its premiere.” Whedon released a statement of his own saying that his leaving is the result of “physical challenges” that come alongside filming a high-budget TV show during the Coronavirus pandemic.

 

Whedon stated tin his statement that: “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,” said the filmmaker. “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.”

 

He describer The Nevers as being “a true labor of love” and that he put in “2+ years of labor” into the project. Initially the show was made to be straight-to-series by HBO in July of 2018and reportedly centers around a group of women in the Victorian era that have special powers. The lead actors will be Nick Frost, Olivia Williams and Laura Donnelly.

 

Whedon’s departure from the project comes following an investigation that was launched by WarnerMedia into matters regarding the Justice League production. The statements released by both Whedon and HBO do not state anything that pertains to the allegations. The investigation was started when Justice League’s Ray Fisher called out Whedon on allegedly abusive behavior.

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