'The Nevers': Joss Whedon's sci-fi drama reveals main cast | Inquirer Entertainment

‘The Nevers’: Joss Whedon’s sci-fi drama reveals main cast

/ 05:58 PM August 01, 2019

U.S. screenwriter and director Joss Whedon poses on the red carpet for the European premiere of the film “Avengers: Age of Ultron” in London on April 21, 2015. Image: AFP/Justin Tallis

Twelve new cast members were announced for the sci-fi Victorian-era drama from “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (1997 to 2003) creator and “The Avengers” writer-director Joss Whedon.

The script was co-written by Whedon and Buffy alums Jane Espenson and Doug Petrie, and focuses on a group of women, known as the “Touched” who have mysterious abilities.

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Laura Donnelly (“Outlander”, “Tolkien”) was previously announced as playing the lead, reckless and impulsive Amalia True.

Olivia Williams, reuniting with Whedon after “Dollhouse”, will play Lavinia Bidlow, the stern, strong-willed owner of an orphanage where those with special powers congregate.

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James Norton will play a charming, pansexual club owner who runs a blackmailing ring, while Nick Frost (“Fighting With My Family”) takes on the role of The Beggar King, a low-level crime boss who is open to teaming up with the Touched, for a price. Eleanor Tomlinson plays Mary Brighton, a failed singer.

Other cast members announced today are Tom Riley (“Dark Heart”), Ann Skelly (“Death and Nightingales”), Ben Chaplin (“The Children Act”), Pip Torrens (“The Crown”), Zackary Momoh (“Seven Seconds”), Amy Manson (“Torchwood”), Rochelle Neil (“Death in Paradise”) and Denis O’Hare (“This Is Us”), who make up a group of doctors, detectives and criminals.

“The Nevers” will mark the first time that Whedon will serve as a showrunner on a TV series since the first five seasons of cult hit “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”. JB

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