Joss Whedon’s HBO Sci-fi Series ‘The Nevers’ Adds 6 More People To The Cast
‘The Nevers’ is an epic sci-fi drama which follows a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with unusual abilities, relentless enemies, and a mission that might change the world. Whedon will direct, produced and server as showrunner on the series. He is also co-writing the series with fellow ex-‘Buffy’ writers Jane Espenson and Doug Petrie.
The new series regular cast includes:
Kiran Sonia Sawar (‘Silent Witness’, ‘Brexit: The Uncivil War’) as Harriet Kaur. A young Scottish Sikh, Harriet lives with the Orphans, but is accepted by both her family and her betrothed. Optimistic without being naive, Harriet is determined to live her life as she planned, despite its increasing weirdness.
Elizabeth Berrington (‘Stella’, ‘Waterloo Road’) playing Lucy Best. Dirt poor, adaptive, streetwise. There’s nothing delicate about Lucy, though she’s given up thieving to live with the Orphans. Her quick-wit and high spirits mask the pain of a tragic past.
Ella Smith (‘Babylon’, ‘Horrible Histories: The Movie’) portrays Desirée Blodgett. A whore, and an increasingly popular one: her power makes men tell her everything on their minds, and they come away relieved in more than one sense. Unfortunately, what she’s heard may get her killed, even though she honestly doesn’t listen to most of it. She’s devoted to her six-year-old son, who, bless him, never speaks.
Viola Prettejohn (‘Counterpart’) stars as Myrtle Haplisch. A middle-class girl rescued from a family who cannot understand her – literally, as she can no longer speak English, or anything resembling speech. She’s thrilled to be living at the orphanage, where she’s everyone’s favorite weird little mascot.
Anna Devlin (’12 Monkeys’, ‘Hanna’) will play Primrose Chattoway. All 16-year-old Primrose wants is to be a proper, ordinary girl, and not take up too much space. Which, at ten feet tall, is hard. Most everything is either dreamy, unfair, or too embarrassing to live through.
Lastly, Martyn Ford (‘Of Kings and Prophets’, ‘Final Score’) takes the recurring role of Nicolas Perbal, aka Odium – The quintessential henchman. He looks as unpleasant as he smells – a side-effect if his rather surprising “turn”. Will do any kind of work for anybody’s money.
These six join the previously announced cast of Laura Donnelly (‘Outlander’), James Norton (‘Grantchester’), Ben Chaplin (‘Press’), Eleanor Tomlinson (‘Poldark’), Tom Riley (‘Da Vinci’s Demons’), Olivia Williams (‘Dollhouse’, ‘Counterpart’), Nick Frost (‘Hot Fuzz’, ‘Sick Note’), Pip Torrens (‘The Crown’), Denis O’Hare (‘This Is Us’, ‘Big Little Lies’), Amy Manson (‘Once Upon A Time’, ‘Atlantis’), Ann Skelly (‘Vikings’), Zackary Momoh (‘Seven Seconds’, ‘No Offence’) and Rochelle Neil (‘Episodes’).
‘The Nevers‘, was given a straight-to-series order by HBO. They have yet to give a release date, but we would presume it’s not going to arrive before 2020. When it does, it should automatically air on Sky Atlantic due to their carriage deal with HBO. We’ll let you know when we hear more!
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