Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy given a towel by Hulu: new TV series.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy books have been given a warm towel by our chums at Hulu, in the form of a new TV series to be made based on Douglas Adams’ classic science fiction comedy.
This one is being breathed into life for Hulu by Carlton Cuse of Lost fame and Jason Fuchs (Wonder Woman, anyone), via ABC Studios, for a late 2020 or early 2021 release.
For those of you not familiar with this classic little gem, shame on you. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy features the various misadventures of Arthur Dent following the demolition of the Earth by a Vogon constructor fleet to make way for a hyperspace bypass.
Dent is rescued from Earth’s blow-up by Ford Prefect, an alien writer for the digital interstellar travel guide, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy of the title.
Following Dent’s rescue, he meanders across the universe with Prefect before encountering Trillian, kidnapped from Earth prior to its destruction by the sly two-headed President of the Galaxy, Zaphod Beeblebrox, and one Marvin, the always depressed and paranoid android.
Hopefully, this new TV series will be more long-lived than the 2005 Martin Freeman-starring film of the first book.