Joss Whedon’s next TV project, The Nevers, "is an epic science fiction drama about a gang of Victorian women," starring Laura Donnelly. Color us sold.
Here's what we know about the forthcoming HBO show so far.
It's about a group of women with extraordinary abilities during the Victorian Era.
They're known as "the Touched," and they're ready to face some formidable enemies.
"[The Nevers is a] phrase that’s meant to evoke a sort of reaction to their oddity, to what is considered unnatural. The idea that you should never be like this, you should never have existed. Something is not the way it should be, and you don’t have the right to have whatever weird power or ability that you have," Whedon said, describing his characters.
"And that idea, that some people are not of the natural order, is fascinating to me."
He's also shared that he's fascinated by the Victorian Era.
"Particularly, the end of the century, when the world was just about to shift radically. Those are always fascinating things to me."
The cast reads like a who's who of our favorite period dramas.
Other members of the cast include Nick Frost Denis O'Hare, Ann Skelly, Olivia Williams, Zackary Momoh, and Tim Riley.
There will be both Game of Thrones and Buffy alums behind the scenes.
In addition to Whedon, who will serve as showrunner, executive producer, writer, and director, Bernie Caulfield, Jane Espenson, and Doug Petrie will be executive producers.
It's unclear when the show will premiere.
We'll keep you posted.
You Might Also Like