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Hulu is bringing us a Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy TV series from the people behind Lost and Wonder Woman

July 25th, 2019 by Marc Comments

Potentially massive news as it’s been revealed that Hulu is bringing us long-overdue Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy TV series.

Lost and Locke & Key showrunner Carlton Cuse and Wonder Woman writer Jason Fuchs are bringing the greatest sci-fi and comedy series ever written to the small screen

Douglas Adams’ timeless classic tells the story of Arthur Dent who finds out his best friend, Ford Prefect, is actually an alien on the day the world is destroyed to make way for a hyperspace bypass… luckily Ford catches a ride with one of the Vogon (aliens destroying the earth) ships – hense ‘Hitchhikers’ – and from there they embark on a journey of infinite improbability, the answer to life, the universe and everything, paranoid androids and so, so much more.

The HHGTTG is a radio show, a TV series, a series of novels, a comic book, a video game, a movie and everything in between.

It’s also my all-time favourite adventure, so this better do a good job.

“Cuse and Fuchs, both fans of the iconic title, will write, executive produce and showrun the proposed series, a modern updating of the classic story which is now in development at Hulu via ABC Signature and Cuse’ Genre Arts. Fuchs is writing the pilot script.”

Disney own the IP of the HHGTTG since it made the 2005 movie.

Two things concern me here, firstly, the ‘modern updating’ and secondly, Disney’s involvement.

The HHGTTG is the perfect cross between Monty Python and Doctor Who – it’s quintessentially British and should have zero americanised flavour to it… hence, I’m but extremely excited and terrified by this news.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….