New 'Hitchhiker's Guide' Series in Development at Hulu

Thursday, July 25, 2019

I know I'm not really a news site, but I really want to talk about the new Hitchhiker's Guide series in the works with Hulu. Because, I am REALLY excited.

Yesterday, Deadline announced that writer Jason Fusch (Wonder Woman) and showrunner Carlton Cuse (Lost) have apparently signed up for a new rendition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy which will come in the form of a show on Hulu.

Originally released as a six-part radio series in the late '70s, creator Douglas Adams turned his radio series into novels which have won many awards and have been the basis of other adaptations. The series has since been adapted into novels, a tv show, stage shows, multiple radio series and comic books.

The story follows Human Arthur Dent as he hitchhikes his way across the universe after his home planet (Earth) is destroyed in order to create an intergalactic highway. Honestly, there's so much room for relating the plot to our own current affairs, and I hope it somehow can incorporate that.

It isn't rare for The Hitchhiker's Guide to be remade, but I am particularly optimistic because Hulu has done great things for other adaptations, especially with The Handmaid's Tale. I have high hopes that the series will do the story justice.

Jason Fusch, best known for his work as a writer on the most recent Wonder Woman movie, and showrunner Carlton Cuse, who's been a producer behind many popular shows such as Lost and Bates Motel, certainly have the background for adapting such a high-profile series.

The series is only "in development" right now, so there's no set schedule for production or release as of yet.

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