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.