The king of cult television, Joss Whedon will be returning to the small screen next year with the new sci-fi drama, The Nevers.
Whedon has been behind some of the most iconic television programmes of the 21st century, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer (and it’s spin-off, Angel) and Firefly. This will be his first television project in almost a decade, and a return to his roots after helming the first two successful Avengers movies.
The series has been described as a science fiction drama with a tinge of historical fiction. It will be centred around a group of young women, who begrudgingly have to find a way to save the world after being burdened with some unusual abilities. The women will be portrayed by an ensemble cast, headed by series lead, Laura Donnelly.
The premise sounds typical Whedon, right. But this time, there’s a twist - it will be set in Victorian times. So, think Buffy meets Penny Dreadful.
Joining Whedon will be some serious talented writers, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer writers, Doug Petrie and Jane Espensen. So, possibly, what we have on our hands is a more grown-up, volatile version of Buffy.