Ray Fisher has since claimed on social media that Whedon’s motivations for leaving The Nevers are to do with the current investigation against him.
I have no intention of allowing Joss Whedon to use the old Hollywood tactic of “exiting”, “stepping down”, or “walking away” to cover for his terrible behavior.
WarnerMedia’s JL investigation has been in full swing for over 3 weeks now.
This is undoubtedly a result of it.
— Ray Fisher (@ray8fisher) November 26, 2020
Joss Whedon exits HBO’s The Nevers TV show!
The announcement came yesterday from Whedon himself, but was then followed up by HBO. Whedon said that tiredness and fatigue were the main reasons he left the show. Essentially, under current filming conditions Whedon just couldn’t cope with running the show. Check out Whedon’s statement courtesy of CinemaBlend below.
“This year of unprecedented challenges has impacted my life and perspective in ways I could never have imagined, and while developing and producing The Nevers has been a joyful experience, I realize that the level of commitment required moving forward, combined with the physical challenges of making such a huge show during a global pandemic, is more than I can handle without the work beginning to suffer. I am genuinely exhausted, and am stepping back to martial my energy towards my own life, which is also at the brink of exciting change. I am deeply proud of the work we have done; I’m grateful to all my extraordinary cast and collaborators, and to HBO for the opportunity to shape yet another strange world. The Nevers is a true labor of love, but after two plus years of labor, love is about all I have to offer. It will never fade.”
Whedon may have left, but The Nevers carries on without him. Here is the statement that followed Whedon’s from HBO.
“We have parted ways with Joss Whedon. We remain excited about the future of The Nevers and look forward to its premiere in the summer of 2021.”
So what is The Nevers all about? Here is the intriguing synopsis released by HBO when the show for first announced.
In the last years of Victoria’s reign, London is beset by the “Touched”: people — mostly women — who suddenly manifest abnormal abilities, some charming, some very disturbing. Among them are Amalia True (Laura Donnelly), a mysterious, quick-fisted widow, and Penance Adair (Ann Skelly), a brilliant young inventor. They are the champions of this new underclass, making a home for the Touched, while fighting the forces of… well, pretty much all the forces — to make room for those whom history as we know it has no place.
I have to say that sounds like fun to me. It sucks that Whedon has had to exit the show, I always enjoyed Whedon’s previous TV series. However, I am still keen to see what The Nevers offers when it eventually arrives.
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