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Published On: Sat, Jul 27th, 2019

‘Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ coming to Hulu: Can it work?

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, a comedy science fiction series created by Douglas Adams, is being adapted for TV for streaming platform Hulu.

Deadline reported on Wednesday that ABC Signature is making the TV series for Hulu, which is set to be a “modern retelling” of the classic story.

The project is being developed by the duo of Carlton Cuse (Lost, Locke & Key) and feature writer Jason Fuchs (Wonder Woman, Ice Age: Continental Drift). Cuse was also behind the acclaimed Psycho adaptation/prequel of sorts, Bates Motel.

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy was originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1978 and almost 15 years later the feature film was released starring Sam Rockwell, Mos Def, Zooey Deschanel, Alan Rickman and Martin Freeman.

So what do we really know?

Not much.

A “modern retelling” would likely be a red flag in the hands of most creators, but Cuse is a unique talent and his work on Bates Motel alone gives me pause to be pessimistic.

Let’s face it, this is the show that gave us Freddie Highmore (The Good Doctor).

A TV show, rather than a feature film, seems more adept to capture the zany and mad-cap tone from Adams’ work. It should be noted that fans will rally around the quotes, pop culture merch and fun that Adams presents.

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