There's a new HBO drama series on the way with some quality Irish talent attached.
In the new trailer for HBO's 'The Nevers', we see the shockwaves that the "Touched" people in a 19th century Victorian London has on the rest of society. These people, mostly women, have obtained abnormal abilities of varying levels. Naturally, these new powered beings are now under threat, creating an extra dimension as to the safety of being a woman around this time period.
The series' ensemble cast will include some Irish faces in the lineup. Dublin-born actor Ann Skelly ('Red Rock', 'Little Women') plays Penance Adair, a religious woman who becomes one of the first "Touched" people. Northern-Irish actor Laura Donnelly ('Outlander', 'Tolkien') will be the series lead, starring as Amalia True.
Nick Frost ('Shaun of the Dead') also stars, alongside Denis O'Hare ('American Horror Story'), Olivia Williams ('The Father'), James Norton ('Little Women'), Pip Torrens ('The Crown'), and Zackary Momoh ('Doctor Sleep').
The series will be split into two parts, with all episodes of part one arriving this May. Part two's six episodes will follow at a later date, to be announced.
Joss Whedon is executive producer on the series.
Here's 'The Nevers' trailer.
August, 1896. 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.