The Nevers is a new series from fan-favorite, Joss Whedon.
HBO announced yesterday that it has ordered a new series, The Nevers, from Joss Whedon. Nevers will be a return for Whedon to his roots in the supernatural, carrying elements of history, romance, action, and, if he stays true to form, comedy. While Whedon got much more mainstream attention with his work on The Avengers and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., those were not his creations. This marks his first created series since 2009’s Dollhouse staring Eliza Dushku.
The Nevers will be set in Victorian era, focusing on a team of women with special abilities. These women will be faced with challenges and villainy they must overcome. This fits right into Whedon’s wheelhouse, with a female-driven cast, empowered storylines, and the supernatural elements. While the time period may be a new twist, it’s not exactly new territory for the showrunner. He had toyed with Victorian England in the origins of James Marsters’ character Spike in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Other returning characters of Angel, Darla, and Drusilla all found their birth in similar times. So, Buffy, fans are well-versed in Whedon’s ability to portray the romanticism and drama of these opulent eras.
One of Whedon’s trademarks is inviting original casts to guest on new series. Many of his Firefly cast members found parts on Buffy, Angel, Dollhouse, and even Dr. Horrible. As a fan, I hope Alan Tudyk, Felicia Day, and Nathan Fillion find roles on The Nevers.
Whedon will be writer, producer, and director of this series, so it’s sure to carry his stamp. There is no date set for release yet.