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More details drop on Hulu’s Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy TV series

January 11th, 2020 by Marc Comments

We’ve known since last summer that Hulu was bringing us a Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy TV series (here) based on Douglas Adams’ timeless books/radio series/comics/TV show/cards and we’ve been thinking about it almost constantly.

And now we have some new details which we’re going to share with you posthaste, so don’t panic!

The series will be developed by Lost’s Carlton Cuse and will be written by Wonder Woman’s Jason Fuchs, so, while I’m worried the show will struggle to retain the quintessentially British wit of Adams’ masterpiece, I’m still excited for a new take on the iconic crew of the Heart of Gold.

So what new news do we have?

Production is reportedly set to start this summer in Elstree Studios, here in the UK, with the series et to debut sometime in 2021.

Headhunters and The Imitation Game’s Morten Tyldum will direct and, most exciting of all, this is not planned as a limited series, so it won’t simply adapt the first book, The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, but could go on to adapt The Restaurant At The End of the Universe, Life The Universe and Everything, So Long and Thanks For All the Fish, and Mostly Harmless. Which would be superbly exciting.

Honestly, I cannot describe how excited I am for this… it’s just a shame that Martin Freeman has already tried playing the lead, Arthur Dent, in the movie version, as I still think he’s a superb choice for the role.

So that’s what we know… and it’s actually pretty exciting news.

What say you all? Do you know where your towel is?

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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….