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Laura Donnelly Cast in Joss Whedon’s ‘The Nevers’

The Outlander alum joins as the lead in the upcoming sci-fi drama.

Joss Whedon, the screenwriter behind The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron, and the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, will be bringing his new sci-fi series to HBO. Here’s what you should know about The Nevers:

What’s the story? The Nevers is an epic science fiction drama about a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with unusual abilities, relentless enemies, and a mission that might change the world.

The Nevers is maybe the most ambitious narrative I’ve created,” said Whedon, who also co-created Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “It’s been too long since I created an entirely new fictional world.”

Who will I recognize? Laura Donnelly (Outlander, the upcoming Tolkein) was just announced as the series lead. Stay tuned for more casting news.

What’s going on behind the camera? Whedon will serve as an executive producer, showrunner, writer, and director on the series. Bernie Caulfield, Jane Espenson, and Doug Petrie will executive produce; Espenson and Petrie, both Buffy alumni will also write.

What should I watch while I wait for The Nevers? Catch up with Westworld for your sci-fi fix.

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