Deadline reports that Carlton Cuse and Jason Fuchs will both showrun and write the adaptation of Adams’ beloved sci-fi series for the streaming service. The story follows hapless Englishman, and noted towel fan, Arthur Dent on his adventures across the cosmos after the earth is demolished by an alien species called the Vogons, primarily to make way for the interstellar version of a highway.
I didn’t have an opportunity to appreciate Douglas Adams until much later in life. The closest I came to was my obsession with Terry Pratchett’s Discworld. As far as Hitchhiker’s Guide was concerned, it was a book series that I had owned multiple copies of, but never got around to reading. My exposure was basically limited to the BBC series, and later the radio drama (of which the books were based).
While the recent film adaptation was rather amusing, much like any blockbuster after Jurassic Park, the focus was more on special effects than nuance. Watching the film may give you a cursory experience of Hitchhiker’s Guide, but ultimately leaves much to be desired.
As Gizmodo reports, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy will be getting the Hulu treatment. I am not the biggest fan of Hulu, but I’ll certainly be checking this out once it becomes available.