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The Nevers Season 1, Part 2 - What We Know So Far

The cable channel HBO has a history of producing shows that capture the public consciousness across genres, from mob dramas like "The Sopranos" to fantasy series like "Game Of Thrones." So when the news emerged that HBO had given a straight-to-series order to a new show called "The Nevers," TV viewers were already excited to see what had the cable channel so excited.

Set in London at the end of the 19th century, "The Nevers" focuses on a group of individuals called The Touched, each of whom has a different superpower, ranging from healing others to turning things to glass, or even casting fireballs. The show's cast features a mix of veterans such as Olivia Williams, Nick Frost, and Tom Riley, and performers getting their first chance at leading roles, such as Laura Donnelly and Zackary Momoh.

The show's first season was initially slated to run for ten episodes, but shooting complications caused by the COVID-19 pandemic led to the decision to split the first season into two parts, consisting of six episodes each, according to The Wrap. This boosted the first-season order from HBO to 12 episodes as well (per Warner Media), and with Season 1, Part 1 having just aired, here's what we know so far about Season 1, Part 2.

When is the release date of The Nevers Season 1, Part 2?

There has been no official release date announced for the second part of "The Nevers" Season 1. However, there are some potential clues as to when fans of the show can expect to see the season's remaining six episodes.

One key thing to note is that the show has yet to begin shooting for the second half of the season. The other aspect of this show, one that sets it apart from most, is that its pre-production and post-production processes are both extensive. The former is due to the fact that it's set in Victorian London, necessitating areas like the costume department and production department to work together to ensure the show looks accurate for the time period. The latter, on the other hand, is due to the science fiction nature of the series, which requires work from the special effects team behind the show that can only be done after filming has wrapped.

In addition, the show underwent a major transition behind the scenes after Part 1 had wrapped. Showrunner Joss Whedon stepped down from the series in November 2020 and was replaced by Philippa Goslett, per The Hollywood Reporter. Such a major change behind the scenes is likely to cause alterations in the show's direction, which might create the need for rewrites before shooting can resume. The combination of these circumstances means the second half of Season 1 is unlikely to air before the second quarter of 2022.

Who is in the cast of The Nevers Season 1, Part 2?

With several storylines still in progress or just getting started, many of the main cast members from Part 1 of the first season are likely to be seen again in Part 2. Of particular note are the key players — the members of The Touched — most of whom have ongoing storylines. Laura Donnelly is particularly sure to return as Amalia, given the revelations in Episode 6, "True." Ann Skelly, who plays Penance Adair, Zackary Momoh, who plays Dr. Horatio Cousens, and Kiran Sonia Sawar, who plays Harriet Kaur, are also likely to return. In addition, due to the way her story ends in Part 1, it's likely that Amy Manson will appear in Part 2 as Maladie, as fans have not seen the last of that character.

The non-Touched members of the show also have key roles in the ongoing storylines. Despite Mary's death, Inspector Frank Mundi remains a crucial part of the show, meaning that Ben Chaplin is another good bet as a returning cast member. Olivia Williams, who plays Lavinia Bidlow, is also someone it's impossible to imagine the show without. Then there are the antagonists of The Touched, all of whom remain in play. This means Pip Torrens as Lord Gilbert Massen, Nick Frost as The Beggar King, and Denis O'Hare as Dr. Edmund Hague may all be seen again in Part 2 of Season 1.

What will be the plot of The Nevers Season 1, Part 2?

Part 1 of the first season ended on a number of cliffhangers, none bigger than the revelation that Amalia was actually a soldier from the future named Zephyr, and that the Galanthi was actually an alien race who had arrived on Earth to help humans fix the planet. Part 1 ended with Amalia telling Penance her true identity, with the intention of telling every Touched member of the orphanage the truth about who she was. Part 2 is likely to deal with the ramifications of this revelation. Not only will members of The Touched have to reckon with the knowledge that aliens exist, but they will also have to come to terms with the fact that it was the Galanthi's arrival that made them the way they are. It's very likely that different characters will have different reactions to both these pieces of information, and that will affect how Part 2 shapes up.

Another major revelation at the end of the fifth episode, "Hanged," was that Maladie had not hanged herself as it had appeared. Inspector Mundi was the only one to realize that the dead woman was not Maladie herself, while journalist Effie Boyle turned out to be Maladie in disguise. Maladie was already a dangerous force, both for The Touched and for Londoners as a whole, when everyone was aware of her presence. Her fakeout is sure to lead to people lowering their guard, making her a more dangerous villain to be reckoned with. In addition, Amalia's fallout with Lucy Best gives Lucy and Maladie something in common now, and it's quite possible that the two members of The Touched will align together.

How this affects things remains to be seen in Season 1, Part 2. Part 1 of Season 1 of "The Nevers" is currently available on HBO Max.