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Hulu planning a Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy TV series

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From a showrunner of Lost and a co-writer of Wonder Woman

Yasiin Bey and Martin Freeman at the wheel of a spaceship in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Yasiin Bey and Martin Freeman attempting to drive a spaceship in 2005’s The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
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Hulu will adapt Douglas Adams’ sci-fi radio broadcast turned novel The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy into a television show, reports Deadline. Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Jason Fuchs (Wonder Woman) are set to executive-produce and write the series.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy started out as a radio broadcast on BBC Radio 4, before becoming the first in a series of novels. Over the years, The Hitchhiker’s Guide has been adapted into stage shows, comic books, a 1981 TV series, a video game, and a 2005 film starring Martin Freeman, Zooey Deschanel, Alan Rickman, and Sam Rockwell. It’s a staple of British pop culture, and the books have been translated into 30 languages.

While the plot usually gets tweaks depending on the medium, the story usually revolves around a very ordinary English man named Arthur Dent, who finds himself in space after the destruction of the earth by a bureaucratic race of aliens to make way for an intergalactic bypass.