Pop culture is full of stories about mutants and superheroes. Few take place in Victorian England, though. But that’s about to change, with HBO‘s new fantasy series
“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.”
The show also stars Olivia Williams (
This latest intense trailer offers a look at the many powers bestowed on that special group. Like with most mutant stories, that will put them in the crosshairs of the old guard who wish to preserve the world the way it was. But this teaser also points to where the story could be heading. Why did this happen? Who, or what, was responsible for creating the “Touched?” And what is their true purpose?
We’ll start to get answers when