'THE NEVERS' FANTASY SAGA
CASTS VICTORIAN LADIES AND GENTS WITH SUPER POWERS
|James Norton is Lord Hugo Swann|
arlier this week HBO
has revealed the main cast for their new period set science fiction series THE NEVERS
which will be headlined by two of our favourite British boys War and Peace's James Norton
and Davinci's Demons' Tom Riley
. Coming from Firefly and Avengers creator Joss Whedon
, who will write it, direct it and produce it, it will be an epic science fiction drama about a gang of Victorian women called The Touched, who find themselves with unusual abilities, relentless enemies, and a mission that might change the world. Here's the cast:
will be Amalia True, the most reckless, impulsive,
emotionally damaged hero of her time. A menace to stuffy Victorian
|Tom Riley is Lord Augustus Bidlow|
she would die for the cause and kill for a drink.
Olivia Williams is Lavinia Bidlow, a wealthy spinster and champion of the “Touched”,who funds the Orphanage (where Amalia and many of the Touched live) through her vast family fortune. She is stern and old fashioned, but as strong willed and clever as anyone she confronts.
James Norton is Hugo Swan, a pansexual posh boy whose charm has about
five years left on its lease. He runs a secret club and a side trade in
blackmail. He’s devoted to fulfilling everyone’s worst impression of
him – and fascinated by the Touched.
is Augustus “Augie” Bidlow, a sweet, disarming nerd and Lavinia’s younger brother. A keen ornithologist, Augie is happy to let his older sister
|Eleanor Tomlinson is Mary Brighton|
take the reins of the family fortune. He finds the Touched unnerving, but is drawn to them by his increasing infatuation with Miss Adair, and by the schemes of his nefarious best friend, Hugo.
Ann Skelly is Penance Adair, Amalia’s dearest friend, and one of the
first women to join her cause, a devout, yet heretically progressive,
Irish girl, who has genius for invention. She is delighted by her power,
and her default is love and acceptance. But she’s firm in her moral
sense, and will be guided by what’s right over what’s expedient every
is Detective Frank Mundi, gruff, and deeply moral, he trusts no one, least of all himself: his reputation for sudden violence (and excessive drink) is not unwarranted. Frank finds
|Laura Donnelly is Amalia True, the main protagonist!|
himself caught between the powerful, who ignore the the laws of the land, and newly empowered, who ignore the laws of physics.
|Death and Nightingales' Ann Skelley is Penance Adair|
Poldark star Pip Torrens
is Lord Massen – Staunch, unflappable and
merciless in his defense of the British Empire, this former General, now
Peer, may be the only man who sees clearly what havoc these few strange
people can wreak upon the established order. Which he will protect, one
way or another.
Nick Frost is Declan Orrun, aka The Beggar King, charismatic and brutal, he runs – or has a piece of – most of the low level criminal activity in the city. He’s perfectly happy to help Amalia – and equally happy to sell them out. He backs winners, and the Touched are long odds.
is Annie Carbey, aka Bonfire, a career criminal who landed
the ability to control fire and is happy to hire it out. Came up rough,
|Olivia Williams is the funder of the Touched, Lady Lavinia Bidlow|
that way, but she’s neither impulsive nor cruel just looking out
for herself. No matter who she works with or for, Annie trusts only
Annie, and the fire.
|Ben Chaplin is gruff detective Frank Mundi!|
is Mary Brighton, gentle but surprisingly resilient, she pursued her dream of singing on stage. A disappointing career and a broken engagement haven’t diminished her spirit. She’s going to be great. She’s going to be very surprised how.
|Rochelle Neil will portray firethrowing Bonfire Annie Carbey|
Denis O’Hare is Dr. Edmund Hague, a gifted American surgeon who uses
his skills in the coldest, most brutal way possible. But it’s all in the
name of progress!
All of these people are so incredibly beautifulReplyDelete
It will be such a gorgeous cast!Delete
The Nevers, The Touched - these are rather odd expressions!ReplyDelete
The drama is about a gang of victorian women; 'gang' and 'women' don't go well together, but it's the victorian era, and a SF drama, so everything is possible.
Anyway, I envy these women for their unusual abilities. I also want such abilities; how and where do I get them?
Touched by special gifts since they all have powers, methinks.Delete
Out of all special powers I'd either like to be invisible, to read minds or to control nature.
If I had a special power, it would be to cause little inconveniences to people that piss me off. Speeding in a school zone? Poof! 2 flat tires for you. Snippy attitude for no reason? Poof! A bird just pooped on your head. It would be those little mean things that would make me oh, so happy.ReplyDelete
Sounds like a wonderful scenario for a music video, dear, call Brendan Urie and tell him!Delete
I'd probably watch the video on repeat and laugh at the ill fate that falls upon those deserving bastards.Delete
Somebody did a video in which they're doing the opposite, doing little good but magical deeds to strangers in the street, but I forgot who it was... maybe it was me while I was imagining myself as a pop star in my dreams lolDelete