“The Nevers” Adds 12 to Cast

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Joss Whedon’s HBO sci-fi drama rounds out its ensemble cast. 

The Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator and The Avengers writer/director has added Olivia Williams (Miss Austen Regrets), James Norton (Grantchester), Tom Riley (Dark Heart), Ann Skelly (Death and Nightingales), Ben Chaplin (The Children Act), Pip Torrens (The Crown), Zackary Momoh (Seven Seconds), Amy Manson (Torchwood), Nick Frost (Fighting With My Family), Rochelle Neil (Death in Paradise), Eleanor Tomlinson (Poldark), and Denis O’Hare (This Is Us).

They join previously announced lead Laura Donnelly. 

According to Deadline, The Nevers is a 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 series is co-written by Whedon with Jane Espenson and Doug Petrie. He will also serve as showrunner and will executive produce with Espenson, Petrie, and Bernie Caulfield.