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Joss Whedon Leaves HBO’s ‘The Nevers’ Claiming to Be Exhausted

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Exhaustion is one of the better excuses in the entertainment industry. It can mean so many things: drugs, sex addiction, everyone hating you because you’re a huge dick. It’s like what celebrities say the way politicians claim they want to “spend more time with their family,” as if anyone wants to do that.

Joss Whedon quit his job on the HBO series The Nevers, giving this statement to CinemaBlend:

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.

Man, he’s just put so much into this show that he has nothing left to give. I’ll bet HBO has some super nice things to say about him!

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.

Hunh. I wonder what that means.

Does anyone want to guess at what sort of exciting change is coming to Joss’s personal life? I’m guessing a new bathrobe and a MasterClass on cooking dinner for one.

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