Hulu will stream a new live-action adaptation of author Douglas Adams' "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", followed by a six-novel series, from a division of ABC Studios that focuses on development for cable and streaming outlets:
"...the last surviving man on Earth is 'Arthur Dent', following the demolition of the planet by a 'Vogon' constructor fleet, making way for a 'hyperspace bypass'.
"Dent is rescued from Earth's destruction by 'Ford Prefect'—a human-like alien writer for the eccentric, electronic travel guide 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy', by hitchhiking onto a passing Vogon spacecraft.
"Following his rescue, Dent explores the galaxy with Prefect and encounters 'Trillian', another human who had been taken from Earth, prior to its destruction, by the two-headed 'President of the Galaxy Zaphod Beeblebrox' and the depressed 'Marvin', the 'Paranoid Android'..."
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