This is all getting even more exciting and very rea! HBO has launched the official website for The Nevers! The sci-fi drama will broadcast on HBO and HBO Max this summer, though no date has been announced yet. The website currently offers the background information and cast details at vthe mpoment, but promises that more content will be added. Tom Riley will play Augustus Bidlow in the (now) 12 episode series, which will apparently be shown in 2 parts. Philippa Goslett was recently appointed show runner for The Nevers, taking over from Joss Whedon, who created the series.
Donnelly (Outlander, Tolkein) leads the series as Amalia, the most reckless, impulsive, emotionally damaged hero of her time, alongside Skelly (Kissing Candace) as Penance, Amalia’s dearest friend and one of the first women to join her cause. Olivia Williams (Rushmore) takes the role of Lavinia Bidlow, wealthy spinster and champion of “The Touched" who funds the orphanage where Amalia and many of them live.
James Norton (Grantchester) plays pansexual posh boy Hugo Swann, Lavinia’s brother Augie’s nefarious best friend and secret club owner who’s fascinated by “The Touched.” Tom Riley (Dark Heart) is Lavinia’s sweet, disarming younger brother Augustus “Augie" Bidlow, a keen ornithologist who’s more than happy to let his older sister take the reins of the family fortune.
Ben Chaplin (Snowden) serves as the big, gruff and deeply moral Detective Frank Mundi, a man caught between the powerful (who ignore the laws of the land) and “The Touched” (who ignore the laws of physics.) Rochelle Neil (Episodes) takes the role of Annie Carbey (aka Bonfire), a career criminal with the ability to control fire who came up rough and stayed that way; Eleanor Tomlinson (Poldark) is Mary Brighton, a gentle but resilient woman who pursued her dream of singing on stage despite a disappointing career and broken engagement; Amy Manson (Once Upon a Time) joins the cast as Maladie, a woman so warped by a power she can’t understand that she’s driven to live underground, run a gang and go on an infamous murder spree.
Also involved are Pip Torrens (The Crown) as the staunch, unflappable Lord Massen, a former General who’s determined to protect the established order from these strange people; Denis O’Hare (HBO’s Big Little Lies and True Blood) as Dr. Hague: a gifted American surgeon who uses his skills in the coldest, most brutal way possible; and Zackary Momoh (Seven Seconds) who portrays Doctor Horatio Cousens, a successful West Indian physician whose fortunes took a dark turn when he met Amalia and discovered his own ability, but now works with her and the other Touched.
Rounding the ensemble out are Elizabeth Berrington (In Bruges) as Lucy Best; Kiran Sawar (Black Mirror) as Harriet Kaur; Nick Frost (Fighting With My Family, Into the Badlands) portrays Declan Orrun, aka the Beggar King, a low-level crime lord who’s perfectly happy to help Amalia and her cause — and equally happy to sell them out.