Back in 2019, 'The Nevers' a new series by Joss Whedon was announced for HBO, and began filming in London. Featuring Tom Riley as Augie Bidlow - one of the leading characters, filming episode 1 was completed in August 2019. Then nothing more was heard about the series until it was announced that we would be able to see The Nevers on HBO sometime in 2021.
There now appear to be a few hints that filming for The Nevers has re-started, and will shoot for 6 months. A new interview with co-star Jame Norton for Red Magazine (above) revealed that filming begins again this month, while the below tweet conversation suggests they could be shooting in Henley On Thames this weekend.
Filming at Sue Ryder in Nettlebed. Any idea who is filming? Maybe Netflix? pic.twitter.com/1dzyXu7WMi— Henley on Thames Blogger (@on_blogger) January 11, 2020
Bleeding Cool includes The Nevers in its most anticipated lists, as does What Culture in the video below.
Focusing on a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with unusual abilities, relentless enemies, and a mission that might change the world, Joss Whedon‘s upcoming The Nevers for HBO feels like more of a gamble for the cable network than Whedon. Let’s be clear: we’re not saying the man’s phoning it in with The Nevers by any means. Whedon will co-write with Jane Espenson and Doug Petrie, direct, executive produce (along with Espenson, Petrie, and Bernie Caulfield), and serve as showrunner on the series. Clearly, a multi-tasker allergic to sleep.
But the subject matter falls well within his wheelhouse when it comes to past successes (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Dollhouse), plus Whedon’s returning to television with some serious film side “geek street cred” that included writing and directing The Avengers and The Avengers: Age of Ultron. So for Whedon, The Nevers is more of a personal creative challenge than any kind of need to show or prove anything to anyone – other than himself. On the other hand, HBO is still looking to redefine itself in a post-Game of Thrones world – and they’re making some traction with programming like Euphoria, Watchmen, and His Dark Materials. Whedon’s The Nevers (if it does come out in 2020) could be that “next” quality tentpole content – the “holy grail” that every streamer is spending serious money trying to find.
Plus, it stars Preacher‘s Pip Torrens and American Horror Story‘s Denis O’Hare – how can it go wrong?