Philippa Goslett was chosen by the forthcoming Joss Whedon HBO series “The Nevers” as its new showrunner and executive producer.
Whedon, whose departure from the show was announced back in November, takes over Goslett’s job. At the time of his exit, Whedon said in a statement that he was unable to face “the physical challenges of making such a huge show during a global pandemic.”
“The Nevers” is set during the last years of the reign of Queen Victoria. The “Touched” besieges London: persons, often women, who unexpectedly exhibit abnormal powers, some charming, some very disturbing. Among them are an enigmatic, fast-fisted widow, Amalia True (Laura Donnelly), and a genius young inventor, Penance Adair (Ann Skelly).
They are the warriors of this new subclass, building a home for the Touched, while battling the powers of… well, nearly all the forces, to make room for those who have no place in history as we know it.
“The Nevers” is set in the last years of Queen Victoria’s reign. London is beset by the “Touched”: people – mostly women – who suddenly manifest abnormal abilities – some charming, some very disturbing. Among them are Amalia True (Laura Donnelly), a mysterious, quick-fisted widow, and Penance Adair (Ann Skelly), a brilliant young inventor. They are the champions of this new underclass, making a home for the Touched, while fighting the forces of… well, pretty much all the forces – to make room for those whom history as we know it has no place.
The cast also includes Olivia Williams, Nick Frost, James Norton, Tom Riley, Rochelle Neil, Eleanor Tomlinson, Amy Manson, Pip Torrens and many more.
Whedon created the series and continues to serve as an executive producer. Along with he and Goslett, other executive producers are Bernadette Caulfield, Ilene S. Landress, Doug Petrie, and Jane Espenson.