The sprawling and magical first trailer for The Nevers, HBO’s upcoming science fiction series, has arrived. Starring Laura Donnelly (Outlander) and Ann Skelly (Death and Nightingales), HBO announced The Nevers will premiere sometime in April though no specific date has been given yet, via Indiewire.
The first season will contain six episodes and will also be made available to stream on HBO Max. HBO released the official synopsis picked up by Indiewire: “In the last years of Victoria’s reign, London is beset by the ‘Touched’: people – mostly women – who suddenly manifest abnormal abilities – some charming, some very disturbing. Among them are Amalia True (Laura Donnelly), a mysterious, quick-fisted widow, and Penance Adair (Ann Skelly), a brilliant young inventor. They are the champions of this new underclass, making a home for the Touched, while fighting the forces of… well, pretty much all the forces – to make room for those whom history as we know it has no place.”
An action packed trailer, The Nevers goes down a dark rabbit hole that reveals a mystical and dangerous world hidden from society. A war is brewing as those with the touch are viewed as threats, with their gifts being described in the trailer as, “a power that mocks God.” Amalia and Penance fight tooth and nail, throwing punches while embracing their new found powers.
With a large ensemble cast, The Nevers also features James Norton (Happy Valley) as Hugo Swan, Viola Prettejohn (The Witcher) as Myrtle Haplisch, Tom Riley (Dark Heart) as Augustus “Auggie” Bidlow, Rochelle Neil (Guilt) as Bonfire, Eleanor Tomlinson (Poldark) as Mary Brighton, Zackary Momah (Seven Seconds) as Doctor Horatio Cousens, Anna Devlin (12 Monkeys) as Primose Chatttoway, Nick Frost (Hot Fuzz) as Declan Orrun, Pip Torrens (The Crown) as Lord Massen and Olivia Williams (Rushmore) as Lavinia Bidlow.
Josh Whedon (Dollhouse) created and executive produced the first season. Whedon is known for creating several fantastical television series including The WB’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off Angel, Fox’s Firefly, and ABC’s Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. After completing the first full season, Whedon announced in November he would be leaving the series due to the challenges of filming during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Watch the trailer for The Nevers below: