The Nevers, HBO on Sundays. Do note that the new episode on 4/25 will be the third one so it should be easy to catch up.
It stars Laura Donnelly as Amalia True, the leader of a sanitarium/sanctuary for women who find themselves "Touched" with different abilities in the year 1899. Some women have a simple aberration such as one girl who is merely freakishly tall, standing about 11 feet in height. Others have weird abilities such as Penance Adair (played by Ann Skelly, the second female lead) who can remotely sense electricity and has combined this with a considerable talent in the general sciences to become an inventor of all manner of gadgets (hmm...so Penance is Artemus Gordon to Amalia's Jim West).
I should preface the above with explaining a short insert at the start of the pilot episode where something cruised the skies over London in 1896. My scale might be off since most the views of it were in the foreground, but I would guess it to be about the size of an aircraft carrier. It was seen by many people and (maybe?) it crashed somewhere near central London and is generally blamed for beginning the troubles in London because soon after this the "Touched" began to appear in the general population.
There are a relatively few men who were similarly affected, but of course in late-Victorian Britain men could get away with much more than any woman can.
Amalia is faced by pressures from several fronts. One is the conservative British government which dislikes anything which could disrupt the status quo. There is also Maladie (played by Amy Manson), a madwoman who has gone on several killing sprees (which of course prejudices the authorities against even Amalia's constructive efforts). Maladie is also backed by a mad scientist who was kidnapping Touched women and performed live experiments upon them in an effort to figure out how they had their abilities.
I am still uncertain about this Joss Whedon creation but I am sufficiently interested to continue watching. The IMDB.com entry implies that there have been only 6 episodes made but it isn't clear if that number is the full count for the first season or only that season so far.