Joss Whedon’s HBO Series ‘The Nevers’ Adds Five Series Regulars & One Recurring Actor to Cast

Aug 15, 2019


HBO’s upcoming series ‘The Nevers’ from Joss Whedon now has six more actors onboard the cast. Whedon will take on the roles of writer, director, executive producer, and showrunner of the series.

Without further ado, the new actors and their roles:

  • Elizabeth Berrington (‘Good Omens,’ ‘Yesterday’)
    • Lucy Best, who is 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.
  • Anna Devlin (‘All the Money in the World,’ ’12 Monkeys’)
    • Primrose Chattoway, the 16-year-old who wants 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.
  • Martyn Ford (‘Of Kings and Prophets,’ ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’)
    • 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.
  • Viola Prettejohn (‘Counterpart,’ ‘The Witcher’)
    • 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.
  • Kiran Sonia Sawar (‘Deep State,’ ‘Brexit’)
    • Harriet Kaur, who is 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.
  • Ella Smith (‘The Voices,’ ‘Cinderella’)
    • Desirée Blodgett, who is 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.
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Ford will recur in the series, while the other five actors serve as series regulars.

Here are the rest of the cast members and their roles:

  • Ben Chaplin (‘The Thin Red Line,’ ‘The Legend of Tarzan’) as Detective Frank Mundi
  • Laura Donnelly (‘Outlander,’ ‘Tolkien’) as Amalia True
  • Nick Frost (‘Fighting with My Family,’ ‘Into the Badlands’) as Declan Orrun, aka The Beggar King
  • Amy Manson (‘Once Upon a Time,’ ‘The White Princess’) as Maladie
  • Zackary Momoh (‘Seven Seconds,’ ‘Death in Paradise’) as Doctor Horatio Cousens
  • Rochelle Neil (‘Episodes,’ EA’s ‘Anthem’) as Annie Carbey
  • James Norton (‘Black Mirror: Nosedive,’ ‘McMafia’) as Hugo Swan
  • Denis O’Hare (‘American Horror Story,’ ‘Big Little Lies’) as Dr. Edmund Hague
  • Tom Riley (‘Da Vinci’s Demons,’ ‘Dark Heart’) as Augustus “Augie” Bidlow
  • Ann Skelly (‘Vikings,’ ‘Death and Nightingale’) as Penance Adair
  • Eleanor Tomlinson (‘Colette,’ ‘Poldark’) as Mary Brighton
  • Pip Torrens (‘Preacher,’ ‘Patrick Melrose’) as Lord Massen
  • Olivia Williams (‘Dollhouse,’ ‘Counterpart’) as Lavinia Bidlow
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Moreover, the premise is below:

“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.”

Whedon is famous for several different TV shows, and is back once again after six years. Such shows include ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer,’ ‘Firefly,’ ‘Angel,’ and ‘Dollhouse.’ Additionally, he is one of the creators of ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,’ which will have its seventh and final season premiere next summer. On the film side, he is responsible for writing and directing the first two ‘Avengers’ films, and co-writing ‘The Cabin in the Woods.’

Additionally, writers Jane Espenson (‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer,’ ‘Once Upon a Time’) and Douglas Petrie (‘Daredevil,’ ‘The Defenders’) are part of the crew.

Further, we at the GWW previously reported production designer Gemma Jackson (‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Aladdin’) has come aboard. Other crew members include cinematographer Seamus McGarvey (‘The Avengers,’ ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’) and costume designer Jane Petrie (‘The Crown,’ ‘Outlaw King’).

Filming is currently underway in London, England, and will wrap next February.

However, HBO has not set a premiere date for the series as of now.

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