Everything you need to know about The Nevers

Jen Crothers
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Photo credit: Mike Marsland - Getty Images
Photo credit: Mike Marsland - Getty Images

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Poldark's Eleanor Tomlinson and Outlander's Laura Donnelly are returning to our screens in brand new female-led sci fi period drama The Nevers.

The drama centres on a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with unusual abilities, countless enemies, and the path to a life-changing mission that might just change the world.

The Nevers: What's it about?

Set in Victorian London, members of the Touched have supernatural abilities after waking up one morning, three years ago, with a power.

This mostly-female underclass can move things with telekinesis, see the future and do all manner of magical things - but those in power want them under control.

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Some don't see the Touched as a threat, but conflicting opinions abound and the Touched must fight back in order to survive. Donnelly plays Amalia True, a mysterious and quick-fisted widow, and along with inventor Penance Adair (Ann Skelly), they are the champions of this underclass.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon also created The Nevers, but stepped down from the project after controversy in November last year.

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The Nevers: Who is in it?

As well as the actors mentioned above, the cast includes Granchester's James Norton, Nick Frost, Olivia Williams, Tom Riley, Amy Manson, Rochelle Neil, Pip Torrens, and Ben Chaplin.

The Nevers: When is it on?

There will be ten episodes in total, but it will be broken into two parts as the pandemic caused delays in filming last year.

The first instalment of the series will be six episodes, with the remaining four coming after.

The series launches on HBO Max in the US on 11 April, and on Sky and NOW TV in the UK on 17 May.

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