Get a first look at the new series “The Nevers,” which was created by Joss Whedon for HBO with the show set to debut in April…
Joss Whedon will return to television with a new series for the first time since “Dollhouse” in 2006 when his latest endeavor “The Nevers” debuts on HBO in April.
Of course while Whedon created the series, he will no longer play a part with the show after stepping down from his duties as showrunner after citing “genuine exhaustion” while putting focus back on his personal life.
With Whedon gone, Philippa Goslett — best known for her work on “Mary Magdalene” and “How to Talk to Girls at Parties” — has now taken over as the new showrunner for the series.
Here’s the synopsis for “The Nevers” via HBO:
“In the last years of Victoria’s reign, London is beset by the “Touched”: people – mostly women – who suddenly manifest abnormal abilities – some charming, some very disturbing. Among them are Amalia True (Laura Donnelly), a mysterious, quick-fisted widow, and Penance Adair (Ann Skelly), a brilliant young inventor. They are the champions of this new underclass, making a home for the Touched, while fighting the forces of… well, pretty much all the forces – to make room for those whom history as we know it has no place.”
The first season of “The Nevers” will run six episodes on HBO as well as HBO Max. The series cast also includes Olivia Williams, James Norton, Tom Riley, Rochelle Neil, Eleanor Tomlinson, Amy Manson, Pip Torrens, Denis O’Hare, Zackary Momoh, Elizabeth Berrington, Kiran Sawar, Anna Devlin, Viola Prettejohn, Ella Smith, Nick Frost and Ben Chaplin.
Take a look at the first trailer for “The Nevers” ahead of the series premiere on HBO in April.