Making Fake Crowds in Movies

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, find out how Hollywood creates massive, fake crowds in sports arenas, parades, and more with examples from TV shows like Ted Lasso and Insecure. Plus, take a look at the making of a charitable event from HBO’s new fantasy series The Nevers. And finally, watch the first three minutes of the new Peacock original comedy series Rutherford Falls with Ed Helms. Read More »

The Nevers Featurette

Right now, HBO’s upcoming series The Nevers is best known for what happened behind the scenes: namely that it was meant to be the big return to television for creator and original showrunner Joss Whedon, only for him to step away from the show in late 2020. But once audiences get a chance to actually see the show instead of just reading about its production, I expect it will be able to carve out a reputation of its own outside of Whedon’s involvement.

The premium cable channel has released a The Nevers featurette which introduces us to “The Touched,” a group of women in Victorian England who have mysteriously been imbued with distinct superpowers. Check out the footage below.
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The Nevers Review Round-Up Early Buzz

HBO’s new fantasy series The Nevers was supposed to be Joss Whedon‘s triumphant return to television with a much more expensive and far less restricted sandbox to play in. But due to controversy from the filmmaker’s personal and professional life, the Avengers director has already left the show, leaving its future in someone else’s hands. However, as the first reviews from critics have poured in, it’s clear this first season carries the trademarks of Joss Whedon television through and through, and that includes the good and the bad. Read More »

the nevers trailer

Victorian era ladies with superpowers is a hell of a premise, even if The Nevers has had a bit of a hellish production. A supernatural action series set in a rich fantasy world featuring an ensemble of butt-kicking women, The Nevers was being primed as Joss Whedon‘s return to TV before the creator left the project midway, leaving HBO to bring in Philippa Goslett to replace him as showrunner and executive producer and cut the show’s 10-episode order down to six. But despite the show’s troubled background, it looks to make a strong debut on HBO this April.

Watch the official The Nevers trailer below.

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the nevers teaser

Joss Whedon was set to make his return to television with The Nevers, a Victorian “superhero” series that sounded very up the Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator’s alley: a supernatural action series, set in a rich fantasy world featuring an ensemble of butt-kicking women. But Whedon stepped down from the project late last year, with HBO hiring Philippa Goslett to replace him as showrunner and executive producer. As a result, the first season, originally set for 10 episodes, has been reduced to a six-episode run. But those six episodes will be premiering on HBO soon, as revealed in the show’s first teaser trailer. Watch The Nevers teaser below.

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The Nevers showrunner

Joss Whedon (The Avengers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) was poised to make his big return to television with The Nevers, a fantasy series he created for HBO that is set to premiere later this year. But Whedon walked away from the series in late 2020, and since the show must go on, HBO has hired his replacement.

British writer Philippa Goslett has been tapped to oversee the series, and you can learn more about both her and the show below. Read More »

Joss Whedon Leaving The Nevers

Fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly have been excited for creator Joss Whedon to return to the small screen with HBO’s new series The Nevers. An original sci-fi project following people in Victorian-era London who develop superpowers, the series is slated to premiere in the summer of 2021. But while we wait to see the first episode of the show, Whedon has already decided to take a step back from the series. Read the full statement from the director below. Read More »

the nevers

Joss Whedon‘s return to the small screen — and his old stomping grounds of supernaturally gifted female leads saving the world — was already exciting enough. But now, The Nevers cast member Nick Frost is adding more fuel to the hype train. Frost teased that The Nevers is a “complicated and fresh” sci-fi series that befits Whedon’s promise that this show could be the “most ambitious narrative” of his entire career thus far.

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the nevers cast

The new Joss Whedon supernatural period drama has set its main cast. The Nevers cast has been announced by HBO, with 12 actors comprising the main ensemble for the sci-fi series following a gang of Victorian woman who find themselves with “unusual abilities.” Outlander‘s Laura Donnelly has already been announced as the lead in the HBO series, but joining her in The Nevers are several Whedon alums and major stars, including Olivia Williams, Nick Frost, and Denis O’Hare.

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the nevers cast

The new Joss Whedon series has found its lead. The Avengers director is making his highly anticipated return to TV with The Nevers, a sci-fi drama about a group of Victorian women with unusual abilities. But a Joss Whedon show is not complete without a great female lead, and The Nevers cast has found that lead in Outlander‘s Laura Donnelly.

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