With The Nevers, Joss Whedon is returning to familiar ground — super-powered girls.  He’s previously taken them to California (Buffy), space (Firefly), and even the Dollhouse.  Now he’s headed to a fictionalized Victorian Era, where Nevers is a pejorative name for super-powered women.

The nice change is that he’ll be working with an HBO-sized budget, and without the restrictions of network television, so it has the potential to be great.  And happily, Fox won’t be able to screw up the roll-out like they did with Firefly.

On the other hand, Joss is getting preachy in his old age.  I’m hoping for the clever post-feminist Joss we had in Buffy, rather than the angry, ugly Joss who keeps showing up on Twitter… He exemplifies the duality of mankind: our capacity to create wonderful things while being horrible people.