‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ TV Series Coming To Hulu

“The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” began as a novel by Douglas Adams in 1981. Since then there have been several more stories, a video game and even a feature film in 2005. There was even a radio series at one point. Now the final box in the entertainment catalogue is about to be checked off.

Deadline reports that Hulu has picked up a “Hitchhiker’s Guide” TV series with showrunner Carlton Cuse (“Lost”) and writer Jason Fuchs (“Wonder Woman”). The adaptation comes from ABC Signature, which is their cable/streaming division. Fuchs is already tapped to write the pilot. In case you’re wondering, Disney already owns the rights to the “Hitchhiker” franchise.

The series follows the intergalactic adventures of Arthur Dent, a hapless Englishman, following the destruction of Earth by the Vogons, a race of unpleasant and bureaucratic aliens. There is no word on when the series will premiere. Cuse is currently working on the “Locke & Key” adaptation for Netflix.

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