This actually came as a bit of shock to me, because Joss Whedon’s been working on The Nevers for HBO for quite some time. It also seems so strange for him to leave The Nevers just before it’s released on HBO.
Whedon made a statement via CinemaBlend and tried to explain why he left the show, however, HBO also made a statement, and theirs sounds very, very cold. You can read what Whedon had to say about leaving The Nevers below.
Joss Whedon has left HBO’s sci-fi show, The Nevers
Here’s what Joss Whedon had to say about leaving HBO’s The Nevers:
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.
And, here’s what HBO had to say about Whedon’s exit from the show:
We have parted ways with Joss Whedon. We remain excited about the future of The Nevers and look forward to its premiere in the summer of 2021.
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