Joss Whedon HBO Drama The Nevers Adds Laura Donnelly Joss Whedon HBO Drama The Nevers Adds Laura Donnelly
Joss Whedon HBO drama The Nevers, about a group of Victorian women with unusual abilities, has landed Outlander's Laura Donnelly as its lead. Joss Whedon HBO Drama The Nevers Adds Laura Donnelly

HBO has announced that Joss Whedon sci-fi drama The Nevers has added Outlander‘s Laura Donnelly. She’ll be playing reckless and impulsive Amalia True, an emotionally damaged Victorian woman who would die for a cause and kill for a drink.

“Laura Donnelly has charisma, wisdom and an anarchic precision that not only captures Amalia but defines her,” Whedon said. “She’s fierce and she’s funny – and I need both for the journey ahead.”

Ordered to series in July, The Nevers tells the story of a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with unusual abilities, relentless enemies, and a mission that might change the world.

In addition to her role on the Starz drama, Donnelly’s television credits include The Fall, Missing, and Merlin.

The Nevers is part of a robust slate of upcoming programming ordered as new HBO owner AT&T seeks to up the premium cabler’s scripted presence. It joins the likes of Zendaya-starring teen drama Euphoria; Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen, based on the comic series that also spawned a 2009 film; The Righteous Gemstones, a comedy about a televangelist family starring John Goodman and Adam Devine; Spanish-language horror comedy Los Espookys; Jordan Peele horror drama Lovecraft Country; Nicole Kidman limited series The Undoing; and Run, a dramedy from Killing Eve’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge.


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