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The Nevers full cast and characters

Spanky

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From EW

This seems like a great cast (I could do without Frost though)

Laura Donnelly (Outlander) as Amalia True (previously announced) – The most reckless, impulsive, emotionally damaged hero of her time. A menace to stuffy Victorian society, she would die for the cause and kill for a drink.

Olivia Williams (Dollhouse) as Lavinia Bidlow – A wealthy spinster and champion of the “Touched,” Lavinia funds the Orphanage (where Amalia and many of the Touched live) through her vast family fortune. She is stern and old-fashioned, but as strong-willed and clever as anyone she confronts.

James Norton (Grantchester) as Hugo Swann – A pansexual posh boy whose charm has about five years left on its lease. He runs a secret club and a side trade in blackmail. He’s devoted to fulfilling everyone’s worst impression of him — and fascinated by the Touched.

Tom Riley (Da Vinci’s Demons) as Augustus “Augie” Bidlow – A sweet, disarming nerd and Lavinia’s younger brother. A keen ornithologist, Augie is happy to let his older sister take the reins of the family fortune. He finds the Touched unnerving, but is drawn to them by his increasing infatuation with Miss Adair, and by the schemes of his nefarious best friend, Hugo.

Ann Skelly (Little Women) as Penance Adair – Amalia’s dearest friend, and one of the first women to join her cause. A devout — yet heretically progressive — Irish girl, Penance has genius for invention. She is delighted by her power, and her default is love and acceptance. But she’s firm in her moral sense, and will be guided by what’s right over what’s expedient every time.

Ben Chaplin (Snowden) as Detective Frank Mundi – Big, gruff, and deeply moral, Detective Mundi trusts no one, least of all himself: his reputation for sudden violence (and excessive drink) is not unwarranted. Frank finds himself caught between the powerful, who ignore the laws of the land, and newly empowered, who ignore the laws of physics.

Pip Torrens (The Crown) as Lord Massen – Staunch, unflappable and merciless in his defense of the British Empire, this former General, now Peer, may be the only man who sees clearly what havoc these few strange people can wreak upon the established order. Which he will protect, one way or another.

Zackary Momoh (Seven Seconds) as Doctor Horatio Cousens – One of the few successful West Indian physicians in London. Married with a young son, Horatio’s fortunes took a dark turn when he met Amalia and discovered his own ability. Now he works with her, and with the Beggar King, those who don’t care who is or isn’t “different.”

Amy Manson (Being Human) as Maladie – Committed by her husband (and genuinely unstable), she’s been warped by a power she can’t understand, and tortured by doctors intent on finding its source. She now lives underground, runs a gang and is on an infamous murder spree. She affects a theatrical parody of a bedlam waif, but mad as she is, she’s a woman with a purpose.

Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead) as 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.

Rochelle Neil (Episodes) as Annie Carbey, aka Bonfire – Annie is a career criminal who landed the ability to control fire and is happy to hire it out. Came up rough, stayed that way, but she’s neither impulsive nor cruel — just looking out for herself. No matter who she works with or for, Annie trusts only Annie, and the fire.

Eleanor Tomlinson (Poldark) as Mary Brighton – Gentle but surprisingly resilient, Mary pursued her dream of singing on stage. A disappointing career and a broken engagement haven’t diminished her spirit. She’s going to be great. She’s going to be very surprised how.

Denis O’Hare (Big Little Lies) as Dr. Edmund Hague – A gifted American surgeon, he uses his skills in the coldest, most brutal way possible. But it’s all in the name of progress!
 

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I am quite excited about this show :D I dont recognise all of the names (though I may recognise faces once their promos are released) but those who I do recognise have made me happy. It's cool that they have not gone for the nameless fresh faces, I prefer the well used ones.
 

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I like James Norton and Olivia and Eleanor from Poldark. I might give this a watch.
 
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I just realised Laura Donnelly was Merlin’s (temporary) girlfriend in BBC Merlin. Her character Freya was cute, made me even more excited for this!
 

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Whedon on The Nevers

"I realized at some point that I didn’t wanna tell a story about a person, that I wanted to tell a story that was… this is gonna sound like I’m puffing me up, but Dickensian. That was like, where I can talk about society as a whole through a bunch of people’s interactions and through their adventures.”
 

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Whedon on The Nevers

"I realized at some point that I didn’t wanna tell a story about a person, that I wanted to tell a story that was… this is gonna sound like I’m puffing me up, but Dickensian. That was like, where I can talk about society as a whole through a bunch of people’s interactions and through their adventures.”

Sounds like Firefly! I hope the hype doesn't get too high to meet. When is it airing?
 

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From THR

More casting news:

Kiran Sonia Siwar (Black Mirror: Crocodile, Brexit) is Harriet Kaur, a young Scottish Sikh who lives with the Orphans but is accepted by both her family and her betrothed. She’s determined to live her life as she planned, despite its increasing weirdness.

Elizabeth Berrington (Good Omens, In Bruges) plays Lucy Best, a dirt-poor and streetwise woman who has given up thieving to live with the Orphans. Her wit and high spirits mask a tragic past.

Ella Smith (Ray & Liz, Hoff the Record) plays Desiree Blodgett, a whore whose power makes men tell her everything on their minds. What she’s heard may get her killed, even though she doesn’t listen to most of it. She’s devoted to her 6-year-old son, who never speaks.

Viola Prettejohn (Counterpart, The Witcher) is Myrtle Haplisch, a middle-class girl rescued from a family who can’t understand her — literally, as she no longer can speak — and is thrilled to be at the Orphanage.

Anna Devlin (All the Money in the World, 12 Monkeys) is Primrose Chattaway, who only wants to be an ordinary, proper 16-year-old girl — which is difficult, as she stands 10 feet tall.

Martyn Ford (Kingsman: The Golden Circle) will recur as Nicolas Perbal, aka Odium, the quintessential henchman who will do anything for anybody’s money.


Between the previous and this, that is a ton of characters. Let's start taking bets on who and how many die.
 
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