Everything you need to know about The Nevers as magical show lands in the UK

Magical new show The Nevers is getting a lot of attention on social media after premiering in the UK.

Kicking off this week on Sky Atlantic and Now TV, it’s essentially a show about Victorian women with unexplained powers, which is a premise that has us hooked.

If it sounds like something that might be your cup of tea, here’s everything we know about it so far to help you make an informed decision…

What’s The Nevers about?

Although the term ‘feminist’ wasn’t yet coined by the end of Queen Victoria’s reign, when The Nevers is set, the theme of the show is feminist, as it’s a celebration of a set of strong stand-out women in what was very much a man’s world.

“In the last years of Victoria’s reign, London is beset by the ‘Touched’: people – mostly women – who suddenly manifest abnormal abilities – some charming, some very disturbing,” goes the show’s promotional material.

The Nevers has come to the UK
The Nevers has come to the UK

“Among them are Amalia True (Laura Donnelly), a mysterious, quick-fisted widow, and Penance Adair (Ann Skelly), a brilliant young inventor. They are the champions of this new underclass, making a home for the Touched, while fighting the forces of… well, pretty much all the forces – to make room for those whom history as we know it has no place.”

The Nevers is the latest production to embrace the trend of historical revisioning, following films like The Favourite, which reimagined Queen Anne of England’s lesbian exploits in vivid detail, and popular West End shows like Hamilton, and Six The Musical.

Who’s in the cast?

There's a stellar cast
There’s a stellar cast

James Norton’s the biggest name on the billings. You’ll recognise him from Grantchester and War & Peace. True to 2021, he plays a “pansexual posh boy”: that’s someone who fancies the person first and foremost, no matter their gender.

Nick Frost from Shaun of the Dead also stars as a criminal called The Beggar King, but how about those trailblazing women with mysterious powers?

Poldark actor Eleanor Tomlinson plays a singer called Mary Brighton, and Outlander’s Laura Donnelly plays lead character Amalia True.

What’s the fan reception been like?

The Nevers has been a hit with viewers so far
The Nevers has been a hit with viewers so far

The show has already dropped in the States, and viewers have been sharing their feelings on Twitter.

“Laura Donnelly is 100% perfect casting! #TheNevers ,” wrote one fan, and another wrote: “Penance is my favorite without a doubt.”

“Can’t stop thinking about them… #TheNevers I can’t wait for the next ep !” wrote another fan, and another said: “Wow that last episode of #TheNevers was mind blowing and emotional and completely fulfilling and yet…. more now please.”

Others weren’t quite so gushing though. A few fans tweeted saying they found the plotline confusing, for instance.

“Watching The Nevers episode 6 and I had to check to see if I was watching the right show #TheNevers ,” one fan wrote, while another was more savage, chipping in: “Honestly, as confused as I am, this isn’t the most confused I’ve been watching #TheNeversHBO. But it is the first time I’ve checked to make sure I was watching the right show. #thenevers .”

* The Nevers is out now on Sky Atlantic and Now TV

Originally from https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/nevers-everything-you-need-know-24128024

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