UPDATE: The Nevers To Resume Production

We've learned that production on The Nevers is set to resume in September, six months after it came to a screeching halt thanks to our ol' pal COVID-19.


It was only a few weeks ago that we'd caught wind that pre-production on the remaining episodes had begun.


According to Denis O'Hare and James Norton (the former having appeared on our podcast to discuss The Nevers, American Horror Story and more), Joss & Co. were half way through filming season one when the pandemic put the kibosh on getting it completed on time.

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The Nevers Actress Signs Five Year Contract With The Series


The London Times is reporting that The Nevers actress Olivia Williams has signed a 5 year contract with the series.


While this comes as fantastic news for us fans anticipating Joss Whedon’s new series, it isn’t entirely unexpected. HBO ordered The Nevers straight to series after Joss pitched it to them, a move demonstrating immense faith in this property. 

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Art work for The Nevers Revealed


When last we reported on the WarnerMedia/HBO Max presentation, the executives had announced a premiere year of 2021 for The Nevers.


As part of the presentation, Casey Bloys, President of Programming at HBO, took to the stage to unveil the upcoming slate of shows that would join HBO Max's 2020/2021 schedule. And that, of course, included ...

The Nevers.

Bloys briefly touched on The Nevers, saying "I won't go into as much detail, but I wanted to highlight three big events for 2021. We have Joss Whedon's highly anticipated new fantastical series The Nevers..."

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General Release Date for The Nevers Announced.

When information such as the commencement of filming beginning in the first half of 2019 began to trickle in, a fourth quarter 2020 release date for The Nevers seemed feasible (principal photography on episode one ultimately began in July and wrapped in late August.) And with the standard episode count for most of HBO sci-fi/fantasy drama's being ten, many people concluded that The Nevers could indeed make an Autumn 2020 release date.

So it came as a shock to many when WarnerMedia shared that The Nevers wouldn't premiere in 2020 as envisioned by many, but rather 2021 on HBO Max.

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Williams & Norton & Frost, oh my! The Nevers Cast Revealed

The Nevers is one of the most anticipated shows coming from HBO in the near future, and today our anticipation for the series was taken to new heights with the reveal of  the full cast.

Following our announcement of James Norton's casting, Deadline revealed the cast for The Nevers, and it's quite the cast:

Olivia Williams, Zackary Momoh, Ann SkellNick Frost, Rochelle Neil, James Norton, Denis O'HareTom Riley, Ben Chaplin, Pip Torrens, Amy Manson, Nick Frost and Eleanor Tomlinson.

We need to sit down. Oh, how about that. We were.


Filming is currently underway in London on episode one.

Principal photography begins on The Nevers.


Joss took to Twitter today to announce the start of principal photography on his upcoming HBO series.


"There’s a lot of self-important, childish BULLSHIT in this industry. But today we started principal photography on 'THE NEVERS', despite all of mine."

The Nevers, set in the Victorian era, is likely to film in multiple European countries with England and Ireland already confirmed.

Filming is expected to continue through March 2020.

Laura Donnelly Cast In The Nevers

Deadline reported that Laura Donnelly has been cast in a lead role in The Nevers

According to the report, Donnelly has been cast in the role of Amalia True, 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.

“Laura Donnelly has charisma, wisdom and an anarchic precision that not only captures Amalia but defines her,” said Whedon. “She’s fierce and she’s funny – and I need both for the journey ahead.”

Donnelly is no stranger to kicking ass on screen, having appeared in Britannia and the Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands mini-series.

Writing for The Nevers Season One complete

Staff writers Laurie Penny and Madhuri Shekar shared via Twitter that the first season of The Nevers has wrapped.


Writing on The Nevers commenced in October of last year after Joss brought in a diverse group of writers to collaborate with him on his new, ambitious project.


One of those writers is Laurie Penny.


“(It’s a) super awesome TV show! I already can’t wait for you lot to see it,” shared Laurie Penny via Twitter. “Holy shit it’s going to be so epic. Hey cosplayers, you’re welcome. Hey fandom, you’re welcome. Hold on to your bustles!”


The modern iteration of television is to have an abbreviated season consisting, more or less, of ten episodes. This is especially true of series that require a mammoth production budget such as Game of Thrones, Jack Ryan, and Westworld. Studios prefer to have every episode written in advance before having showrunners go and shoot the season.

We can hardly wait to see what this writing team has come up with for this intimate sci-fi epic.