The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: new TV show in the works

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Lost and Jack Ryan alum Carlton Cuse is working on a TV version of The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy for the American streaming service Hulu. Here’s everything you need to know…

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news, reporting that Cuse is teaming with Wonder Woman writer Jason Fuchs to bring the project together. The streaming-focused ABC Signature company, which is a division of Disney’s ABC Studios, is also involved behind the scenes.

This makes sense, because Disney owns both Hulu and the rights to Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy books.

Of course, The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy originated as a radio comedy in 1978. A series of six books followed, as did a 1981 TV series, a 1984 video game, and 2005 movie. There have also been comic book and stage adaptations.

Cuse and Fuchs will both serve as executive producers on this new adaptation, and Fuchs will also write the show. Hulu declined to comment on THR’s story, so we don’t currently know any specifics about the streaming service’s new adaptation, beyond the fact that we know it exists.

As we hear more, though, we’ll be sure to let you know. Here’s hoping that Hulu can cook something up that really pleases the fans.