The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is headed to the Hulu universe. Deadline broke the story today that Carlton Cuse (Lost, Colony) and Jason Fuchs are at the helm of the television adaptation serving as both writers and showrunners. The project comes from ABC studios. 

Hitchhiker’s Guide is one of the most beloved books of all time by the late author Douglas Adams. It is one of six books in what Adams called a ‘trilogy’. The book series was based on his radio series of the same name. The book was an immediate success after publication and is now a right of passage for all comedy and science fiction fans. 

In Hitchhiker’s Guide, an Englishman, Arthur Dent, is rescued from Earth’s annihilation by Ford Prefect, an alien researcher. The Earth was destroyed by Vogons (known for their poetry, wink-wink) because they want to build an interstellar highway. The two end up on a ship called the Heart of Gold captained by eccentric Zaphod Beeblebrox who happens to be the President of the Galaxy. They, along with a few others, embark on an epic adventure. As you can read, perfect for television.

The property is owned by Disney who already made a film starring Martin Freeman, Mos Def and Sam Rockwell. Disney now owns Hulu after their Fox acquisition so this will be their second outing with Hitchhiker’s Guide. 

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Audrey Kearns