'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' Is Coming to Hulu

Space.com | 8/1/2019 | Scott Snowden
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Douglas Adams' sci-fi comedy classic "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" is being adapted into a new TV series for Hulu.

The streaming service is developing an adaptation of the radio drama and novel series with producer Carlton Cuse ("Lost") and writer Jason Fuchs ("Wonder Woman"), Deadline reports.

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If you don’t know what "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" is, here’s an excerpt from the novel that might help explain:

"The 'Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy' is a wholly remarkable book … In many of the more relaxed civilizations on the Outer Eastern Rim of the Galaxy, it has already supplanted the great Encyclopaedia Galactica as the standard repository of all knowledge and wisdom, for though it has many omissions and contains much that is apocryphal, or at least wildly inaccurate, it scores over the older, more pedestrian work in two important respects.First, it is slightly cheaper and secondly it has the words DON'T PANIC inscribed in large friendly letters on its cover."

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The series includes six novels — five by Adams and one byEoin Colfer, after Adams died in 2001. Adams said he came up with the idea for the title of the beloved series while he lay drunk in a field in Innsbruck, Austria, gazing up at the stars. He was carrying a copy of the "Hitchhiker's Guide to Europe," and it occurred to him that "somebody ought to write a Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."

The story follows Arthur Dent, a mild-mannered man from London who is rescued from Earth by his best friend, Ford Prefect, moments before the planet is destroyed to make way for a new intergalactic highway through hyperspace. They stow away on one of the ships that destroys Earth and share a series of adventures spanning time and space as they are seemingly tossed from one...
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