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Entertainment Joss Whedon Has ‘Parted Ways’ With Upcoming HBO Series ‘The Nevers’ Following ‘Justice League’ Controversy

07:50  26 november  2020
07:50  26 november  2020 Source:   etcanada.com

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After more than two years of work, Joss Whedon is parting ways with his HBO sci-fi series The Nevers . HBO issued a series order for the show back in July 2018, described as an, 'epic science fiction drama about a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with unusual abilities, relentless

Twelve more cast members have been set for The Nevers , the new sci-fi series from Joss Whedon , creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and What should I watch while I wait for The Nevers ? Catch up with Westworld for your sci-fi fix, or Big Little Lies for a thrilling female-driven drama. FOLLOW HBO .

Joss Whedon will no longer be involved with the upcoming HBO series "The Nevers".

Joss Whedon posing for the camera: Earl Gibson III via AP © Provided by ET Canada Earl Gibson III via AP

According to Entertainment Weekly, Whedon — whose credits include "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "The Avengers" — will be stepping away from the series he created, described as a "quasi-superhero series centreed on a group of young women in Victorian-era England."

"We have parted ways with Joss Whedon," HBO confirmed in a statement. "We remain excited about the future of 'The Nevers' and look forward to its premiere in the summer of 2021."

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Joss Whedon has put together his main cast for his upcoming HBO series The Nevers and information on the characters they will be playing in the show have been revealed. The cast for The Nevers includes Olivia Williams, James Norton, Tom Riley, Ann Skelly, Ben Chaplin, Pip Torrens

HBO has given The Nevers a straight-to- series order. While they haven’t announced exactly how many Joss Whedon has explained the meaning behind the title The Nevers : “They, themselves Something is not the way it should be, and you don’t have the right to have whatever weird power or

Speculation quickly arose that Whedon's departure was linked to the controversy surrounding actor Ray Fisher. Fisher, who played Cyborg in "Justice League", accused Whedon of "abusive, unprofessional" behaviour on the set of the film;  Whedon took over directing duties partway through production after original director Zack Snyder stepped down in the wake of a family tragedy.

According to EW, Fisher's claims are currently being investigated, while both Whedon and Warner Bros. (which is under the same corporate umbrella as HBO) have disputed some of Fisher's allegations.

"The Nevers" was to have marked Whedon's return to series television after focusing his talents on big-screen projects in recent years.

Following HBO's announcement, Whedon released a statement of his own, via Cinemablend.

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Laura Donnelly has been cast in the lead role of Joss Whedon ’s upcoming HBO series “ The Nevers ,” Variety has confirmed. The drama was ordered straight-to- series back in July. The series is described as a sci-fi epic about a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with unusual abilities

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"This year of unprecedented challenges has impacted my life and perspective in ways I could never have imagined, and while developing and producing 'The Nevers' has been a joyful experience, I realize that the level of commitment required moving forward, combined with the physical challenges of making such a huge show during a global pandemic, is more than I can handle without the work beginning to suffer," said Whedon.

"I am genuinely exhausted, and am stepping back to martial my energy towards my own life, which is also at the brink of exciting change," he continued. "I am deeply proud of the work we have done; I'm grateful to all my extraordinary cast and collaborators, and to HBO for the opportunity to shape yet another strange world. 'The Nevers' is a true labour of love, but after two-plus years of labour, love is about all I have to offer. It will never fade."

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and reshaping " Justice League ," Joss Whedon will return to television with the HBO series " The Nevers ." “ The Nevers is maybe the most ambitious narrative I’ve created,” Whedon said in an HBO press Before film, Whedon had a prolific television career creating critical darlings that were often

Joss Whedon is returning to television on HBO to tackle The Nevers , a show that puts a Victorian spin on sci-fi. It appears that the post-Marvel malaise of The plot of the series is described as a science fiction drama about a gang of Victorian women who gain “unusual abilities” and subsequently use their

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EW also offered HBO's official synopsis of "The Nevers": "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. 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."

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