Cult sci-fi comedy series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is getting re-worked for television by American network, Hulu.
As reported by entertainment site Deadline, the network is developing Douglas Adams' much-lauded series with showrunner Carlton Cuse (Lost, Locke & Key) and feature writer Jason Fuchs (Wonder Woman, Ice Age: Continental Drift).
The new series is intended to be a "modern updating of the story", which first aired as a radio comedy broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1978.
The series follows the misadventures of Earth's last surviving man Arthur Dent, who is rescued from destruction by an alien named Ford Prefect - a writer for the epnonymous galatic encyclopedia, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
Following its tremendous success on radio, Adams adapted it into a series of novels that have been translated in more than 30 languages and score leagues of fans all over the globe.
Subsequently, the series was also adapted into a television show in 1981 for BBC 2.
It also hit the big screen in 2005 as a feature-length film starring Martin Freemen, Mos Def, Sam Rockwell and Zooey Deschanel.
While the film garnered generally positive reviews, famed movie critic Roger Ebert gave it two stars out of four, calling it "tiresomely twee".
The upcoming series for Hulu will be produced by ABC Signature and Genre Arts.