An epic tale following a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with unusual abilities, relentless enemies, and a mission that might change the world.
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Joss Whedon created the series and wrote and directed most of the first six x of twelve episodes. But he stepped down in November 2020 after filming for episode 6 was completed and HBO tapped Philippa Goslett as the production's new showrunner and executive producer. Whedon wrote in a statement after his departure: "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. 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. 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 labor of love, but after two-plus years of labor, love is about all I have to offer. It will never fade." Sources said he may have been forced to leave due to the several accusations against him about creating a hostile work environment in other films and shows, though there were no reports against him for this series, See more