The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is coming back, this time in the form of a new television series on Hulu, according to Deadline.

  • Hulu’s adaptation of Douglas Adams’ classic comedy sci-fi novels will come from showrunner Carlton Cuse and feature writer Jason Fuchs.
  • The project will come from ABC Studios’ cable/streaming division, ABC Signature, where Cuse’s Genre Arts production company has an overall deal.
  • The series will follow “the intergalactic adventures of Arthur Dent, a hapless Englishman, following the destruction of the Earth by the Vogons, a race of unpleasant and bureaucratic aliens.”
  • Cuse and Fuchs will write the new series and serve as executive producers.
  • Lindsey Springer, President of Genre Arts, will also be executive producing alongside Cuse and Fuchs.
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy originated as a comedy radio series before becoming a wildly popular series of novels, which has been translated into more than 30 languages.
  • In 2005, Disney released a popular film based on the property, starring Martin Freeman as Arthur.
  • No timeline has been set for The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy as of yet.

ICYMI – More Hulu news:

  • Hulu has released a series of images providing us with our first look at their upcoming new drama series Looking for Alaska.
  • Seth MacFarlane’s The Orville is moving from Fox to Hulu for its third season. The switch was announced at San Diego Comic Con.
  • During the Veronica Mars panel held at San Diego Comic-Con, it was announced that the fourth season of the beloved show was now streaming on Hulu — a week before its original release date.
  • Hulu has some other new and returning series now streaming as well. Check out Alex’s review of the new series Four Weddings and a Funeral as well as Mack’s review of the second season of Light as a Feather.