‘Outlander’s Laura Donnelly Set for Lead Role in Joss Whedon’s New HBO Series ‘The Nevers’

Laura Donnelly has landed the lead role in Joss Whedon’s return to television for his new series at HBO called ‘The Nevers’…

Laura Donnelly — best known for her role on the Starz fantasy series ‘Outlander’ — has been cast in the lead role of Joss Whedon’s new HBO series titled ‘The Nevers’.

‘The Nevers’ is “an epic science fiction drama about a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with unusual abilities, relentless enemies, and a mission that might change the world.”

Donnelly will play Amalia True “the most reckless, impulsive, emotionally damaged hero of her time. A menace to stuffy Victorian society, she would die for the cause and kill for a drink.”

“Laura Donnelly has charisma, wisdom and an anarchic precision that not only captures Amalia but defines her,” Whedon said in a statement. “She’s fierce and she’s funny – and I need both for the journey ahead.
“The Nevers is maybe the most ambitious narrative I’ve created. It’s been too long since I created an entirely new fictional world.”

Whedon’s return to television comes after he produced several cult classics over the years including a seven season run on ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ as well as ‘Firefly’ and ‘Dollhouse’. Whedon’s last television work came from the ABC series ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’, where he wrote and directed the pilot episode and remained an executive producer on the series after writing and directing both ‘The Avengers” and ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’.

Now Whedon will return to television with ‘The Nevers’ after receiving a direct to series order from HBO.

Whedon will serve as the showrunner on the series with Donnelly now cast in the lead role. Production on the show is expected to kick off in London later this year.

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