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 ...
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..."
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.
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:
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.
Jane Espenson to Executive Produce alongside Joss Whedon
Production Weekly has reported that Whedonverse alumni Jane Espenson will serve as an executive producer alongside Joss Whedon on The Nevers.
Jane is perhaps best known for her work on Joss Whedon's past projects Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Dollhouse.
Espenson has also served as a co-executive producer for the series Tru Calling, Battlestar Galactica and Caprica. She's also written for Game of Thrones, Torchwood and Once Upon A Time.
The Nevers To Begin Filming For Nine Months This July
The Nevers is set to begin filming in London, England for nine months starting this July through March, 2020.
Whedon's new series is set in the Victorian era so it comes as little surprise that they've chosen to film primarily in London.
Nine months of filming, however, is a little surprising. A sprawling series like Game of Thrones would, on average, films for six months starting in the summer (usually July) and wrapping in December. So can we expect The Nevers to be set on a scale that's even grander than GoT? That's hard to imagine, but the premium network is selling this as an epic series, so we shall see.
In the meantime, visit our Gallery for some on set images from The Nevers.