Hulu is development on a series adaptation for the long-running sci-fi The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Now, some new information has surfaced for the project.
According to Geeks WorldWide, the series will go into production this Summer at Elstree Studios in the U.K.. The series will premiere in 2021.
The site also learned that director Morten Tyldum (Passengers) has signed on to direct. Casting is currently underway.
UPDATE AS OF 01/7/20: Carlton Cuse publicity has reached out and informed us that Morten Tyldum is NOT attached to Hulu’s Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy
The project will come from ABC Studios’ cable/streaming division, ABC Signature, where Cuse’s Genre Arts production company has an overall deal. The series will come from showrunner Carlton Cuse and feature writer Jason Fuchs.
Cuse and Fuchs will also write the new series and serve as executive producers. Lindsey Springer, President of Genre Arts, will also be executive producing alongside Cuse and Fuchs.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a comedy science fiction series created by Douglas Adams. Originally a radio comedy broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1978, and is centered on “the intergalactic adventures of Arthur Dent, a hapless Englishman, following the destruction of the Earth by the Vogons, a race of unpleasant and bureaucratic aliens.”
The sci-fi adventure was later adapted to other formats, including stage shows, novels, comic books, a 1981 TV series, a 1984 video game, and 2005 a feature film released by Disney.
Source: Geeks WorldWide