Joss Whedon’s HBO Sci-Fi Drama The Nevers Announces Ensemble Cast

The Nevers, Joss Whedon’s latest television project for HBO, is rounding out its cast of characters. Deadline describes the Victorian-era series as “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.” The latest announcement—including at least one Whedonverse alum—introduces viewers to those women, as well as their aforementioned enemies.

In addition to previously-announced star Laura Donnelly (Outlander), the cast will also include Olivia Williams, James Norton, Tom Riley, Ann Skelly, Ben Chaplin, Pip Torrens,  Zackary Momoh, Amy Manson, Nick Frost, Rochelle Neil, Eleanor Tomlinson, and Denis O’Hare.

As wealthy spinster Lavinia Bidlow, Williams (above) seems to be in a role similar to that of her Dollhouse character Adelle DeWitt, as a boarding house/orphanage owner for The Touched, the name of these Victorian women with abilities. The show will center around this group, as well as friends, acquaintances and enemies familiar with The Touched.

For other character breakdowns—we want to know more about “pansexual posh boy” Hugo Swan…!—check out Deadline’s full announcement.

The Nevers is co-written by Whedon, as well as Whedonverse writers Jane Espenson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dollhouse, Jessica Jones) and Douglas Petrie (Buffy, Daredevil, The Defenders), and will be directed by Whedon. No premiere date has yet been announced.

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