Joss Whedon, the creator of "Buffy" and "Firefly," and writer of Cabin in the Woods and The Avengers, is headed back to the small screen with "The Nevers," a new series that was ordered up by HBO last summer. Earlier this year, the series found its leading lady in actress Laura Donnelly ("Outlander"), and we’ve got more casting news today.
Deadline reports that the cast for "The Nevers" will also include "Cornetto Trilogy" star Nick Frost, along with Olivia Williams (Miss Austen Regrets), James Norton (Grantchester), Tom Riley (Dark Heart), Ann Skelly (Death and Nightingales), Ben Chaplin (The Children Act), Pip Torrens (The Crown), Zackary Momoh (Seven Seconds), Amy Manson (Torchwood), Rochelle Neil (Death in Paradise), Eleanor Tomlinson (Poldark) and Denis O’Hare (This Is Us).
Frost will play Declan Orrun, aka The Beggar King. Charismatic and brutal, Declan runs – or has a piece of – most of the low-level criminal activity in the city. He’s perfectly happy to help Amalia and her cause – and equally happy to sell them out. He backs winners, and the Touched are long odds.
Described as an epic sci-fi drama, "The Nevers" is about a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with unusual abilities, relentless enemies, and a mission that might change the world.
Whedon is serving as the co-writer, director, executive producer and showrunner of the series.