It comes as no surprise that HBO has chosen to leave Joss Whedon’s name off this project. But I do find it strange that they chose to release the trailer now, maybe they could not have delayed this series, or maybe burying it within a barrage of HBO max material may help people forget that it was originally a Joss Whedon product. Now before I talk about this I do want to address the elephant in the room, yes Joss Whedon is an abusive director and quite probably a hypocrite but –
As of 2020 Joss has stepped away from the project, he says this is due to the nature of the pandemic but it all feels a little too good timing wise.
I do not blame him for the theatrical cut of Justice League and
Joss Whedon related projects tend to me more hits than misses.
I hope that the audience will look past this and focus on the work done by the cast, crew and current show runner Philippa Goslett.
Direct from HBO:
“In The Nevers, Victorian London is rocked to its foundations by a supernatural event which gives certain people – mostly women – abnormal abilities, from the wondrous to the disturbing. But no matter their particular “turns,” all who belong to this new underclass are in grave danger. It falls to mysterious, quick-fisted widow Amalia True (Laura Donnelly) and brilliant young inventor Penance Adair (Ann Skelly) to protect and shelter these gifted “orphans.” To do so, they will have to face the brutal forces determined to annihilate their kind.”
If any of you have read Joss Whedons run on The Runaways you will know this story is completely up his street. In that comic book series a group of super powered teens are sent back in time to late 19th centenary New York, so you can draw parallels. Mix that with Philippa Goslett whose work on Little Ashes, Mary Magdalene and How to Talk to Girls At Parties has been genuinely well regarded and I think you will have a major hit.