With less than three weeks to go until HBO and new series showrunner Philippa Goslett's (Little Ashes, Mary Magdalene) sci-fi, fantasy, action/drama The Nevers finally graces our screens, viewers are getting more than just an introduction to characters such as Rochelle Neil's (Death in Paradise) Annie Carbey aka Bonfire and Laura Donnelly's (Outlander) Amalia True. This time around, it's the first official trailer that offers a much better look at the series' backstory and main narrative. On, and a ton of amazing, Victorian-era action.
Here's a look at the official trailer for HBO's The Nevers, set to hit screens on April 11- followed by an overview of what we know about the series so far:
Victorian London is rocked to its foundations by a supernatural event that gives certain people — mostly women — abnormal abilities, from the wondrous to the disturbing. But no matter their particular "turns," all who belong to this new underclass are in grave danger. It falls to mysterious, quick-fisted widow Amalia True (Laura Donnelly) and brilliant young inventor Penance Adair (Ann Skelly) to protect and shelter these gifted "orphans." To do so, they will have to face the brutal forces determined to annihilate their kind.
A Look at the Cast for HBO's The Nevers
Created and executive produced by Joss Whedon; executive produced by Goslett, Bernadette Caulfield, Ilene S. Landress, Doug Petrie, and Jane Espenson, HBO's The Nevers stars:
Olivia Williams (The Ghost Writer) as Lavinia Bidlow, the wealthy benefactress funding the orphanage for Amalia's outcasts, who are also known as the Touched.
James Norton (Little Women) as Hugo Swann, the rich and irreverent proprietor of a den of iniquity.
Tom Riley (Da Vinci's Demons) as Augustus "Augie" Bidlow, Lavinia's sweet, awkward, younger brother with a secret of his own.
Pip Torrens (The Crown) as Lord Gilbert Massen, a high-ranking government official leading the crusade against our heroines.
Ben Chaplin (The Thin Red Line) as Inspector Frank Mundi, who's torn between his police duties and moral compass.
Denis O'Hare (American Horror Story) as Edmund Hague, a deranged doctor searching for the source of the powers.
Amy Manson (Once Upon a Time) as the tortured, murderous Maladie, who derives power from pain.
Rochelle Neil (Terminator: Dark Fate) as the fire-wielding Annie "Bonfire" Carby, one of Maladie's motley gang.
Zackary Momoh (Seven Seconds) as orphanage doctor Horatio Cousens, whose turn equips him with healing powers.
Eleanor Tomlinson (The Illusionist) as Mary Brighton, a broken and resilient performer pursuing her dream of singing on stage.
Elizabeth Berrington (In Bruges) as Lucy Best, adaptive and streetwise, her quick-wit and high spirits mask the pain of a tragic past.
Anna Devlin (All the Money in the World) as Primrose Chattoway who, at ten feet tall and a dreamy demeanor, wishes to be an ordinary girl not taking up too much space.
Kiran Sonia Sawar (HBO Max's Pure) as Harriet Kaur, a young Scottish Sikh and aspiring lawyer, determined to live her life as she planned.
Viola Prettejohn (The Witcher) as Myrtle Haplisch, a middle-class girl rescued from a family who cannot understand her – literally, as she can no longer speak any form of language they understand.
Ella Smith (Ray & Liz) as Désireé Blodgett, a prostitute with a power that gets her in trouble and a six-year-old son who never speaks.
Vinnie Heaven as Nimble Jack, a rakish and charming young thief and an expert at breaking and entering.
Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead) as feared criminal overlord Declan "Beggar King" Orrun.