Joss Whedon leaving The Nevers: What does this mean for the Laura Donnelly series?

What does Joss Whedon leaving The Nevers mean for the project?

The Nevers is losing one of its co-showrunners. Joss Whedon is leaving, but what does this mean for the Laura Donnelly show?

As Outlander fans, many will be keeping an eye on the project. After all, Donnelly, who plays the fierce Jenny Fraser Murray on the series, is headlining the show. And it’s something that we can’t wait for.

On top of Donnelly starring in the series, it’s a Victoria-set sci-fi show. It features strong lead women, and is something that will connect to many. Joss Whedon leaving the production could cause some major problems, including a delay, so what does it mean?

According to Deadline, Whedon exiting the production means very little. It could mean a small delay, as Deadline states that the show will come to HBO in the summer of 2021 when previous reports stated spring of 2021. However, that seems about it.

Jane Espenson and Doug Petrie are still involved

The show was going to be co-written by Whedon, Jane Espenson, and Doug Petrie. Espenson and Petrie worked on Buffy the Vampire Slayer with the show’s creator and are still going to be involved in The Nevers.

Whedon is stepping away due to work and life commitments. He says that he’s “exhausted,” and something had to go. In the end, it was this project which was picked up straight-to-series back in summer 2018. The pandemic hasn’t helped matters.

The Nevers is still going ahead. Will it change direction? It doesn’t sound like it from reports. The cast hasn’t changed and nothing else is changing behind the scenes. We’ll just have to wait until summer next year for it.

What do you hope to see on The Nevers? What are you watching to get through Droughtlander? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

The Nevers will come to HBO in summer 2021.