Hulu has given their upcoming sci-fi comedy series The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy a second season renewal, our friends over at The Cinema Spot has learned.
The site is also reporting that the Disney-owned streamer is also planning further seasons, with production on the first season set to start this summer in FOX Studios in Los Angeles, with locational shooting being done at Elstree Studios, in the UK. It will be taking over The Orville’s production space at the studio, which hints at Hulu’s decision to end the series after its season three premiere on the streamer.
The show will be created by Carlton Cuse and Jason Fuchs, with director Morten Tyldum (Passengers) to direct.
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: The Cinema Spot