Joss Whedon directed an American science fiction drama television series for HBO called The Nevers. It seems like starting a new amazing saga, and fans are really looking forward to the series’s release. Till now, only six episodes are announced by the production. But there might be a couple of episodes adding to the Episode list. The Nevers is defined as “an epic science fantasy drama about a gang of Victorian women who discovers themselves with extraordinary abilities, relentless enemies, and a purpose that might change the world.” On July 13, 2018, it was stated that HBO had given the production a straight-to-series order.
Joss Whedon would work as a writer, director, managing producer, and showrunner. The series landed at HBO after a summons war with other networks and flowing services, including Netflix.
Whedon revealed the name at Comic-Con 2018:
They, themselves, are not asked that The Nevers in the show. It’s an expression that’s meant to evoke a sort of response to their oddity, to what is deemed false. The belief that you should never be like this, you should never have endured. Something is not the way it should be, and you don’t have the power to have whatever mysterious capability or experience you have.
And that sense that some people are not of the fundamental order is fascinating to me. I’m afraid I have to sicken with it. But to me, it’s one of those situations where you take something uninterested, and you wear it as a badge of honor, basically. Certain items could never happen – they’re happening. And the people they’re happening to are getting their place in the world.
Is The Nevers Based On A Novel?
No, the series is not based on any book or comic, but The Nevers is called the Victorian Version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, is a 1992 American black drama horror movie. And it talks about High school senior Buffy Summers serves Hemery High School in Los Angeles.
Her main interests are shopping and paying for time with her rich, snooty friends and boyfriend, Jeffrey (Randall Batinkoff). While at school one day, she is surrounded by a man who calls himself Merrick (Donald Sutherland).
He notifies her that she is The Slayer, or Chosen One, designed to kill vampires, and he is a Watcher whose responsibility it is to guide and train her.
She originally rejects his claim but is satisfied that he’s right when he’s able to express a recurring dream of hers in detail. Furthermore, Buffy is exhibiting uncanny experiences not known to her, including heightened agility, insights, and endurance. Yet, she frequently tries Merrick’s patience with her flighty nature, indifference to slaying, and sharp-tongued comments.
The Nevers plot is almost the same, but the difference between the two series is that Buffy is about the modern world. At the same time, Nevers depicts the series of challenges from the ancient era. In the 21st century, the ancient storyline is doing very well in the industry like Bridgestone and The Crown. The series is also expected to be women empowering. Still, it is very hard to predict that it is a fight against Evil or Evil; Good Or Evil. As the trailer reflects, the two sisters are expected to be the series’s protagonist says, “We don’t see ourselves as Conflicted.”
Why Did Whedon Quit?
Whedon was working on the screenplay with two other writers Espenson and Petrie. He also worked on the screenplay of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Whereas On November 25, 2020, Whedon declared that he was stepping down from the series, citing several reasons for his judgment in “this year of unique challenges.” In a report released, he revealed that the taxing strength of working on such a plan during the global coronavirus had taken a toll on his stamina levels, as he confirmed that he would be properly exiting the series.
The Nevers Release Date
In February 2021, HBO and HBO Max chief content officer Casey Bloys authenticated that the first season would consist of 10 episodes divided into two parts–six and four episodes–due to the increasing shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bloys stated, “And there was a natural story break at six. So that was the decision then was to air six episodes. So most limited we had something to put out there for sponsors and fans.” Bloys also said that Goslett and her crew of writers are working through the second group of scripts now, and “we’ll get a better understanding of timing” when those will air as “the weeks go on.” The Nevers will be releasing on 11th April 2021 on HBO Max.