HBO has finally unveiled its first look at its upcoming Victorian-era fantasy series, The Nevers, along with an idea of when we’ll finally get to see it: April 2021.
Warner Bros. first announced the series back in 2018. Created by Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly‘s Joss Whedon, it was described as a series about “a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with unusual abilities, relentless enemies and a mission that might change the world.” Buffy, but in the olden days.
The trailer seems to bear that out: three years before the series begins, women begin to get some strange powers, allowing them to control fire or ice, walk on water, or have special reflexes. They’re known as the Touched, and they’ve been persecuted by the cops and others in society. Two women, Amalia True (played by Laura Donnelly) and Penance Adair (Ann Skelly) set up a home for women who are afflicted with the powers, and will fight to keep them safe.
It looks as though the series will have plenty of action and some fantastical inventions along with the witty dialogue that’s a trademark for Whedon’s creations.
Whedon, however, won’t be part of the series. Late last year, he stepped down from the show citing “the physical challenges” of creating a series—a move that also coincided with allegations and an investigation of misconduct on the set of Justice League. He’s since been replaced by Philippa Goslett, who’s written projects like Mary Magdalene and How to Talk to Girls at Parties.
The teaser also reveals when we’ll get to see The Nevers: April 2021, just a couple of months from now. The first series will be six episodes long, and joins a growing catalog from Warner Bros. for streaming its streaming service HBO Max, along with other genre shows like Lovecraft Country and His Dark Materials.