Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Development News - Olivia Welch, Mike Faist and Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut to Star in Amazon Drama Pilot 'Panic'

Development News - August 28, 2018

Amazon's Panic.

  • Olivia Welch, Mike Faist and Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut will play the lead roles on the drama pilot written by Lauren Oliver.
  • Welch will play Heather, a talented writer who is deeply uncomfortable in her own skin and nowhere near realizing her full potential. She thinks her only chance of a decent life is to save up what money she can and go to accounting school. When she realizes her mother has stolen all of the money she has saved, something changes inside her, compelling her to join the deadly competition and prove to everyone in town that they are wrong about her.
  • Faist will play Dodge Mason, the new kid in town, one of the only kids who wasn't born a local. He's maintained a distance from the others, but still holds his head high with confidence. He enters the competition, to everyone's surprise.
  • Chestnut will play Natalie. To the point with a dry wit, she is determined and focused. Her mind is made up to join the potentially deadly competition and maybe leave the town of Carp forever. Despite putting all of her eggs in one basket, she is realistic and supportive of her friends, hoping she can enjoy a summer with them before everything changes.