Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy books are considered to be the very finest (and funniest) when it comes to Sci-Fi comedy. Originally published in 1979, the first book was critically acclaimed and was just the beginning of a crazy adventure through the universe, much to the dismay of Mr. Arthur Dent. The novels now enjoy a huge following among fans of British humour and those of you who’ve spent time with Arthur aboard The Heart of Gold will be excited to learn that Hulu is working on a TV adaptation of the books.
As Deadline reports, the misadventures of Arthur Dent are set to be heading to our TV screens, thanks to the streaming company Hulu. The report states that Carlton Cuse, who previously worked on Lost, is adapting the novels, along with feature writer Jason Fuchs.
Both Cuse and Fucjhs are said to be big fans of Adams’ books and are set to write and executive produce the pilot episode, which is now in development at Hulu. Disney owns the rights to the franchise and the last outing based on the books was the 2005 film of the same name, which failed to impress audiences despite its star-studded cast.
Time will tell as to whether or not this pilot will lead to a TV adaptation that manages to live up to the source material, but we love the idea of the next big show being the travels of Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect, and Zaphod Beeblebrox. Whatever happens, just remember, don’t panic!