Joss Whedon's New HBO Series THE NEVERS Cast and Character Info Revealed

Joss Whedon has put together his main cast for his upcoming HBO series The Nevers and information on the characters they will be playing in the show have been revealed.

The cast for The Nevers includes Olivia Williams, James Norton, Tom Riley, Ann Skelly, Ben Chaplin, Pip Torrens, Zackary Momoh, Amy Manson, Nick Frost, Rochelle Neil, Eleanor Tomlinson, and Denis O’Hare. They join previously announced cast member Laura Donnelly, who will star as Amalia True.

Whedon serves as writer, director, executive producer, and showrunner on The Nevers, which is described as 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.” The main character, Amalia True, is described as “the most reckless, impulsive, emotionally damaged hero of her time. A menace to stuffy Victorian society, she would die for the cause and kill for a drink.”

Below you will find a breakdown of the other characters:

Olivia Williams (Rushmore) will play Lavinia Bidlow, “a wealthy spinster and champion of the ‘Touched.’ Lavinia 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 (Flatliners) will appear as as Hugo Swann, “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 is fascinated by the Touched.”

Ann Skelly (Vikings) will play Penance Adair, “Amalia’s dearest friend and one of the first women to join her cause. A devout – yet heretically progressive – Irish girl, Penance 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 time.”

Tom Riley (Da Vinci’s Demons) will play Augustus “Augie” Bidlow, “a sweet, disarming nerd and Lavinia’s younger brother. A keen ornithologist, Augie is happy to let his older sister 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.”

Ben Chaplin (The Legend of Tarzan) will play Detective Frank Mundi, “a big, gruff, and deeply moral, Detective Mundi trusts no one, least of all himself. His reputation for sudden violence and excessive drink is not unwarranted. Frank finds himself caught between the powerful, who ignore the the laws of the land, and newly empowered, who ignore the laws of physics.”

Pip Torrents (Preacher) will play Lord Massen, “a 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 (Hot Fuzz) will play Declan Orrun, a.k.a. The Beggar King, “a charismatic and brutal, Declan runs or has a piece of most of the low-level criminal activity in the city. He’s perfectly happy to help Amalia and her cause and equally happy to sell them out. He backs winners, and the Touched are long odds.”

Zachary Momoh (Camping) will play Doctor Horatio Cousens. “One of the few successful West Indian physicians in London and married with a young son, Horatio’s fortunes took a dark turn when he met Amalia and discovered his own ability. Now he works with her, and with the Beggar King, those who don’t care who is or isn’t ‘different.’”

Amy Manson (Being Human) will star as Maladie. “Committed by her husband and genuinely unstable, she’s been warped by a power she can’t understand, and tortured by doctors intent on finding its source. She now lives underground, runs a gang and is on an infamous murder spree. She affects a theatrical parody of a bedlam waif, but mad as she is, she’s a woman with a purpose.”

Rochelle Neil (Terminator: Dark Fate) will play Annie Carbey, a.k.a Bonfire. “Annie is a career criminal who landed the ability to control fire and is happy to hire it out. Came up rough, stayed 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.”

Eleanor Tomlinson (The War of the Worlds) will play Mary Brighton. “Described as gentle but surprisingly resilient, Mary 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.”

Denis O’Hare (Big Little Lies) will play Dr. Edmund Hague. “A gifted American surgeon, he uses his skills in the coldest, most brutal way possible. But it’s all in the name of progress.”

Source: Variety

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