Deadline has announced some very exciting news about The Nevers today. While most fans will still be feeling feeling sad at Joss Whedon's departure from the series he created, HBO has announced that Phillipa Goslett is the new show runner. This obviously bodes well for the future of The Nevers, which is due to broadcast on HBO in the US and Sky Atlantic in the UK. No broadcast date has been announced. Tom Riley plays Augustus Bidlow in The Nevers.
Philippa Goslett, the British filmmaker behind features Mary Magdalene and How To Talk To Girls At Parties, has taken over showrunning duties for HBO sci-fi drama The Nevers. She replaces Joss Whedon, who exited the series in November, after he said that the physical challenges of making such a “huge” show was more than he could handle “without the work beginning to suffer”. It marks Goslett’s first major television gig, having previously developed projects for FX, the BBC and Channel 4. Other film credits include Robert Pattinson-fronted Little Ashes.
She will also exec produce alongside Jane Espenson, Doug Petrie, Ilene S. Landress, Bernadette Caulfield. Whedon remains credited as creator and exec producer.
Variety are reporting that Philippa will oversee the second half of season 1!
“The Nevers” is still due to debut in 2021. According to an individual with knowledge of the production, production on the first season was interrupted by the pandemic, with the first half of the first season completing production in the U.K. in the fall. Goslett will oversee the second half of Season 1, which is currently in pre-production.
Cast members including Laura Donnelly and Ella Smith recently posted on social media about The Nevers ADR and seem thrilled at what fans can expect.
Just got out of a studio doing something very, very exciting for #thenevers— Domenique Fragale (@Domeniquex) January 25, 2021
My God I can’t wait for everyone to see this series @HBO @hbomax ✨@HBOTheNevers
Waaaaaa! Just leaving a studio in Soho! Very excited for folks to see #TheNevers on @HBO— Ella Smith (@ellabellasmith) January 18, 2021