Joss Whedon. Photo courtesy HBO.

This week, HBO announced it had ordered to series The Nevers—an epic science fiction drama about a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with unusual abilities, relentless enemies, and a mission that might change the world—from executive producer, showrunner, writer and director Joss Whedon.

"We have long been fans of the incredibly talented and prolific Joss Whedon and we can’t think of a better project than The Nevers with which to welcome him to the HBO family," said President, HBO Programming Casey Bloys. "We’re honored that Joss chose HBO as the place to build his ambitious new world and we are excited to get started."

"I honestly couldn’t be more excited," said Whedon. "The Nevers is maybe the most ambitious narrative I’ve created, and I can’t imagine a better home for it than HBO. Not only are they the masters of cinematic long-form, but their instant understanding of my odd, intimate epic was as emotional as it was incisive. It’s been too long since I created an entirely new fictional world, and the HBO team offer not just scope and experience, not just ‘prestige,’ but a passionate collaboration."

Looks like we've all got something to look forward to!