HBO'S NEW DRAMA SERIES "THE NEVERS" PREMIERES APRIL 11 AT 9 P.M. (ET/PT).
Compiled By: Lana K. Wilson-Combs
HBO drama series "The Nevers" debuts Part One of its first season with six episodes beginning April 11 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT).
Part Two's six episode dates haven't been announced yet. The series will air on HBO and be available to stream on HBO Max.
ABOUT "THE NEVERS"-- August, 1896. Victorian London is rocked to its foundations by a supernatural event which gives certain people - mostly women - abnormal abilities, from the wondrous to the disturbing. But no matter their particular "turns," all who belong to this new underclass are in grave danger. It falls to mysterious, quick-fisted widow Amalia True (Laura Donnelly) and brilliant young inventor Penance Adair (Ann Skelly) to protect and shelter these gifted "orphans." To do so, they will have to face the brutal forces determined to annihilate their kind.
Rounding out this genre-bending drama's acclaimed cast are:
Olivia Williams ("The Ghost Writer") as Lavinia Bidlow, the wealthy benefactress funding the orphanage for Amalia's outcasts, who are also known as the Touched.
James Norton ("Little Women") as Hugo Swann, the rich and irreverent proprietor of a den of iniquity.
Tom Riley ("Da Vinci's Demons") as Augustus "Augie" Bidlow, Lavinia's sweet, awkward, younger brother with a secret of his own.
Pip Torrens ("The Crown") as Lord Gilbert Massen, a high-ranking government official leading the crusade against our heroines.
Ben Chaplin ("The Thin Red Line") as Inspector Frank Mundi, who's torn between his police duties and moral compass.
Emmy(R)-nominee Denis O'Hare ("American Horror Story") as Edmund Hague, a deranged doctor searching for the source of the powers.
Amy Manson ("Once Upon a Time") as the tortured, murderous Maladie, who derives power from pain.
Rochelle Neil ("Terminator: Dark Fate") as the fire-wielding Annie "Bonfire" Carby, one of Maladie's motley gang.
Zackary Momoh ("Seven Seconds") as orphanage doctor Horatio Cousens, whose turn equips him with healing powers.
Eleanor Tomlinson ("The Illusionist") as Mary Brighton, a broken and resilient performer pursuing her dream of singing on stage.
Elizabeth Berrington ("In Bruges") as Lucy Best, adaptive and streetwise, her quick-wit and high spirits mask the pain of a tragic past.
Anna Devlin ("All the Money in the World") as Primrose Chattoway who, at ten feet tall and a dreamy demeanor, wishes to be an ordinary girl not taking up too much space.
Kiran Sonia Sawar ("HBO Max's Pure") as Harriet Kaur, a young Scottish Sikh and aspiring lawyer, determined to live her life as she planned.
Viola Prettejohn ("The Witcher") as Myrtle Haplisch, a middle-class girl rescued from a family who cannot understand her - literally, as she can no longer speak any form of language they understand.
Ella Smith ("Ray & Liz") as DÃ©sireÃ© Blodgett, a prostitute with a power that gets her in trouble and a six-year old son who never speaks.
Vinnie Heaven as Nimble Jack, a rakish and charming young thief and an expert at breaking and entering.
Nick Frost ("Shaun of the Dead") as feared criminal overlord Declan "Beggar King" Orrun.
Episodes include: Episode 1: "Pilot" Debut Date: April 11 (9-10 p.m. ET/PT).
London, 1899. Three years after an inexplicable event suddenly equips them with extraordinary abilities, Amalia True (Laura Donnelly) and Penance Adair (Ann Skelly) work to protect their kind from widespread, deepening antipathy. Meanwhile, police inspector Frank Mundi (Ben Chaplin) investigates a string of murders at the hands of a reportedly Touched and highly dangerous serial killer named Maladie (Amy Manson). Written & directed by Joss Whedon.
Episode 2: "Exposure" Debut Date: April 8 (9-10 p.m. ET/PT).
With the city reeling from Maladie's (Amy Manson) opera debut, Mundi (Ben Chaplin) takes a personal stake in tracking her down, while Amalia (Laura Donnelly) launches an investigation of her own. Meanwhile, the charitable Lavinia Bidlow (Olivia Williams) seeks to destigmatize the Touched at a society event, Hugo Swann (James Norton) enlists Lavinia's younger brother Augie (Tom Riley) to help monetize his illicit enterprise, and a deranged doctor (Denis O'Hare) conducts a series of experiments. Written by Jane Espenson; Directed by Joss Whedon
Episode 3: "Ignition" Debut Date: April 25 (9-10 p.m ET/PT).
Penance (Ann Skelly) creates an amplifier to spread Mary's (Eleanor Tomlinson) hope-inspiring song across the city - but first, Mary (Tomlinson) must find her elusive voice. As danger mounts against her group, Amalia (Laura Donnelly) propositions an unlikely ally and sets out to expand the Orphanage's reach. Swann (James Norton) further entangles Augie (Tom Riley) and Mundi (Ben Chaplin) in his business affairs. Written by Kevin Lau; Directed by David Semel.
Episode 4: "Undertaking" Debut Date: May 2 (9-10 p.m ET/PT).
While Mundi (Ben Chaplin) seeks justice, Amalia (Laura Donnelly) and her most trusted advisors make a list of potential enemies. Harriet (Kiran Sonia Sawar), Primrose (Anna Devlin), and the other Orphans attempt to decipher a message. Later, Amalia (Donnelly) exposes an unexpected threat. Written by Madhuri Shekar; Directed by David Semel.
Episode 5: "Hanged" Debut Date: May 9 (9-10 p.m ET/PT).
As the city buzzes with anticipation over a pending execution, Penance (Ann Skelly) grapples with a moral calling at odds with Amalia's (Laura Donnelly) plan. With the two women at a crossroads, the Orphans must decide whom to follow. Written by Melissa Iqbal; Directed by Joss Whedon.
Episode 6: "True" (Part One Finale) Debut Date: May 16 (9-10 p.m ET/PT).
After Amalia's (Laura Donnelly) origin story is revealed, a long-awaited reunion crystallizes the Orphans' mission. Written by Jane Espenson; Directed by Zetna Fuentes.
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THE "56TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS AIRS LIVE APRIL 18 ON CBS
CBS, The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced superstar performance lineup for the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards airing live on April 18 at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) on CBS and streaming live and on demand on Paramount+.
Hosted by 15-time ACM Award winner Keith Urban and New Female Artist of the Year nominee Mickey Guyton, the 56th ACM Awards honor and showcase the biggest names and emerging talent in Country Music. Over 30 performances from more than 25 artists will take place from three iconic Country Music venues: the Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe.
The artists line up includes: Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice, Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Mickey Guyton, Ryan Hurd, Jack Ingram, Alan Jackson, Elle King, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Ashley McBryde, Maren Morris, Carly Pearce, Jon Randall, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, The War and Treaty, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Cece Winans and Chris Young.
The health and safety of the artists, fans, industry, staff and partners involved in the ACM Awards is the number one priority. All guidelines set forth by national, state and local health officials will be closely followed and implemented during the production along with additional safety measures to be instated by dick clark productions and the Academy of Country Music.
For more information, visit ACMcountry.com. You can also like Academy of Country Music on Facebook, follow on Twitter at @ACMawards, follow on Instagram at @ACMawards and sign up for the FREE ACM A-List for more immediate updates.
About the Academy of Country Music Awards.
The 56th Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the Country Music industry. The show is produced for television by dick clark productions. R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Linda Gierahn are executive producers. Damon Whiteside is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.
Editor's Note: Information in this report obtained from The Academy of Country Music Awards and HBO.