An HBO spokesperson said the show is still scheduled to premiere next summer. Whedon was the creative force behind the show, and was set to serve as writer, director, executive producer, and showrunner.
“We have parted ways with Joss Whedon. We remain excited about the future of ‘The Nevers’ and look forward to its premiere,” said the premium cabler in a statement.
Whedon attributed his departure to being unable to meet “the physical challenges of making such a huge show during a global pandemic,” in a statement of his own.