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Joss Whedon’s HBO Series The Nevers reveals first big cast members

August 1st, 2019 by Marc Comments

So, despite being the guy behind Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Firefly and then The Avengers, Joss Whedon – for reasons I’m not even going to touch on – has become a little bit unpopular.

But there’s no denying the man is a born storyteller and for that reason – despite it being almost ten years since his last TV series Dollhouse wrapped – that I will always be excited when it’s revealed he’s working on a new project.

Now the cast of his new series with HBO, The Nevers, has been revealed and it’s an impressive one.

The series is set in Victorian England and is about “a group of women with strange skills (called The Touched), persistent adversaries, and a task that could alter everything”.

So, without further ado, here’s the cast:

Laura Donnelly (The Outsiders) as 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.

Olivia Williams (Dollhouse) as Lavinia Bidlow

A wealthy spinster and champion of the “Touched”.

James Norton (Grantchester) as Hugo Swann

A pansexual posh boy who runs a secret club and is mixed up in nefarious activities.

Tom Riley (DaVinci’s Demons) as Augustus “Augie” Bidlow

Riley is  a nerd and Lavinia’s younger brother.

Ann Skelly (Little Women) as Penance Adair

Amalia’s dearest friend, this Irish woman is one of “the Touched,” and one of the first to join Amalia’s cause.

Ben Chaplin (Thin Red Line) as Detective Frank Mundi

Prone to drink and sudden violent outbursts, Detective Mundi “finds himself caught between the powerful, who ignore the laws of the land, and newly empowered, who ignore the laws of physics.”

Zackary Momoh (Seven Seconds) as Doctor Horatio Cousens

Momoh plays one of the few successful West Indian physicians in London.  A young father, when he meets the character of  Amalia and discovers his own ability.

Pip Torrens (Preacher) as Lord Massen

A former General of the British Empire, he fears for the future of his country now that superpowered individuals have appeared.

Amy Manson (Being Human) as Maladie 

A “woman with a purpose.” committed by her husband into the cruel and barbaric mental health facilities of the Victorian era, but discovers she too has powers.

Rochelle Neil (Episodes) as Annie Carbey, aka Bonfire

Annie is a pyrokinetic career criminal who uses her power to benefit her criminal career.

Nick Frost (Shun Of The Dead) as Declan Orrun, aka The Beggar King

The charismatic and brutal Declan” who is in charge the low-level criminal activity in London.

Eleanor Tomlinson (Poldark) as Mary Brighton

A gentle but surprisingly resilient singer whose career didn’t go the way she planned.

Denis O’Hare (True Blood) as Dr Edmund Hague

An American surgeon who uses his skills in in terrible ways.

And that’s it for now. There’s no word on when the show will air yet but I’d expect late 2020 at this stage.

I’m excited… a Joss Whedon Victorian superhero show? Seriously, what’s not to love?

Source: EW

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….