The cast of Netflix’s upcoming space drama Another Life is really starting to shape up for takeoff. Teen Wolf’s Tyler Hoechlin and Shameless’ Justin Chatwin have just boarded the cast which already includes Selma Blair, Katee Sackhoff, Samuel Anderson and Elizabeth Faith Ludlow.
According to the series synopsis, Another Life follows astronaut Niko Breckenridge (Sackhoff) as 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. The series was created by Being Erica and Degrassi: The Next Generation’s Aaron Martin who will also serve as showrunner. It will be produced by Alias Grace’s Norreen Halpern.
In addition to Niko, here are some of the character descriptions provided by TVLIine:
Tyler Hoechlin as Ian Yerxa: the onetime commander of the space exploration ship who loses the post to Breckenridge.
Hoechlin’s credits include a recurring role on Teen Wolf and a guest starring role as Clark Kent on The CW’s Supergirl. He recently appeared in Fifty Shades Darker and will soon be starring alongside Alexandra Daddario in the film adaption of Sophie Kinsella’s best-selling novel Can You Keep a Secret?
Justin Chatwin as Erik Wallace: A part of the United States Interstellar Command — and Niko’s husband.
Chatwin has appeared in both Shameless on Showtime as well as Orphan Black and American Gothic. He recently starred in Dax Shepard’s directorial debut CHIPS and in The Assasin’s Code.
Selma Blair as Harper Glass: a 21st-century “influencer” who uses journalism, social media, and keen intelligence in an attempt to break one of the biggest stories in human history.
Selma Blair has an impressive big screen roster with roles in cult favorites such as Legally Blonde, Cruel Intentions, The Sweetest Thing and the Hellboy franchise. On the small screen, she took on the role as Kris Jenner for Ryan Murphy’s anthology series American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson and also appeared in Paramount Network’s Heathers, which never made it to air.
Samuel Anderson as William: A holographic interface of a sentient A.I.
Fans may recognize British actor Samuel Anderson from Doctor Who, Emmerdale, The History Boys, Trollied, Witless, and Genesis.
Elizabeth Ludlow as Cas Isakovic: Niko’s second-in-command and staunchest ally.
Ludlow recently guest-starred on The Walking Dead as Arat. Previous credits include Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Table 19, USA’s Satisfaction, and Max Steel. She will next be seen in Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
Popular TV director Omar Madha (Scorpion) will be directing the first two episodes of what will be a ten episode debut season. What do you think of Another Life? Does it sound like something that you will watch? Let us know!
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