Netflix’s sci-fi drama series Another Life adds 8 more to cast
Deadline reports that A. J. Rivera (Grandfathered), Alexander Eling (Shadowhunters: Mortal Instruments) and Alex Ozerov (The Americans) along with I Am Number Four star Jake Abel (Dirty John, The Host), JayR Tinaco (Rake), Jessica Camacho (The Flash), Barbara Williams (Mayans MC) and Lina Renna (The 100) have joined the cast of Netflix‘s forthcoming sci-fi drama series Another Life.
Another Life, created by showrunner Aaron Martin (Slasher, Saving Hope) centers on astronaut Niko Breckinridge, who is focused on searching for alien intelligence. She leads a crew on a mission to explore the genesis of an alien artifact. As Niko and her young crew investigate, they face unimaginable danger on what might very well be a one-way mission.
Rivera is set to play the role of Bernie Martinez, the Salvare’s microbiologist and part-time chef. He is an understated super-brain with a crazy green thumb and an amazing ability to turn even the most cardboard-tasting MRE into something you’d get in a Michelin-rated restaurant. Eling will be Javier Almanzar, a former hacker on board The Salvare as an expert in computer engineering. He doesn’t pull punches and, though he doesn’t say a lot, he always speaks his mind.
Ozerov will portray Oliver Sokolov, one of The Salvare’s engineers. His family fled the floods of one of the world’s many water cities and – untethered on land – he’s discovered and built an entire life online. But what happens when he’s forced to live in reality, gazillions of miles away from the Earth?
Abel will portray Sasha Harrison, the son of the U.S. Secretary of Defense, Sasha grew up in wealth, enjoying every luxury. He never wanted to go into space, but finds himself on The Salvare as the government’s representative and diplomatic liaison. With any luck, the PR from this mission will fast-track his political career and help land him in the Oval Office one day.
Tinaco will play Zayn Petrossian. Zayn is the ship’s medic, and since in the future medicine is a whole lot more holistic than it is now, he is also the ship’s shrink. Zayn is extremely logical, intuitive, and curious. As chief medic, he must confront his worst fears of losing those people he’s grown closest to. Camacho is Michelle Vargas, The Salvare’s communications expert. The problem is, she’s aggressive, she complains a whole lot, and she can rub people the wrong way. She’s also exciting to be around, because you never quite know what’s going to come out of her mouth.
Williams will play General Blair Dubois. Dubois is a General with the United States Interstellar Command, in charge of United States’ response to the Artifact. She is career military, with years of combat experience. If she was younger, she might well have been leading The Salvare mission, rather than leading the teams on the ground. All the scientists around her may be in awe of the Artifact, but she is preparing for the best and expecting the worst.
Renna will portray Jana Breckinridge-Wallace. Jana is a wonderful mix of both her parents, Niko Breckinridge (Sackhoff) and Erik Wallace (Chatwin) – adventurous and brave, intelligent and curious. She struggles to find normalcy at home with one parent in space and in perpetual danger.
The series stars Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica) as Niko Breckinridge, as well as Selma Blair (Anger Management, American Crime Story, Heathers) as Harper Glass, Tyler Hoechlin (Teen Wolf, Supergirl) as Ian Yerxa, Samuel Anderson (Trollied, Doctor Who) as William, Elizabeth Faith Ludlow (The Walking Dead) as Cas Isakovic, and Justin Chatwin (American Gothic, Orphan Black) as Erik Wallace and New Mutants star Blu Hunt.
Martin also as executive producer alongside executive producer Noreen Halpern (Rookie Blue, Haven) through her Halfire Entertainment banner (Alias Grace). The first two episodes of the 10-episode series will be directed by Omar Madha (The 100, 24: Life Another Day, The Blacklist).