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Get your towel ready! The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is getting a new TV series

Don’t Panic!

Douglas Adams’ comedy sci-fi classic The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is getting a new TV series. Originally a radio comedy broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1978, it was later adapted to other formats, including stage shows, novels, comic books, a 1981 UK TV series, a 1984 video game, and 2005 feature film.

It’s an ordinary Thursday lunchtime for Arthur Dent until his house gets demolished. The Earth follows shortly afterwards to make way for a new hyperspace express route, and his best friend has just announced that he’s an alien. At this moment, they’re hurtling through space with nothing but their towels and an innocuous-looking book inscribed, in large friendly letters, with the words: DON’T PANIC.

The weekend has only just begun . . .

Deadline had the news that Hulu is developing the new TV series adaptation of the novels from Carlton Cuse (Lost, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, Locke & Key) and feature writer Jason Fuchs (Wonder Woman, Ice Age: Continental Drift).

The big question is, will this US adaptation be set in America or will they, hopefully, stick with the original UK setting and a British Arthur Dent?

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