Monday, May 6, 2019

Casting News - Amandla Stenberg Joins Netflix's 'The Eddy'; Priscilla Quintana to Star in The CW's 'Pandora'

Casting News - May 6, 2019

The CW's Pandora and Netflix's The Eddy

  • Amandla Stenberg has been cast on the upcoming drama starring Andre Holland and Joanna Kulig. She has previously starred in leading roles in the films The Hate U Give, Everything Everything and The Hunger Games.
  • She will play Julie, the teenage daughter of Elliot (Holland) who shows up suddenly in Paris and forces him to face his past.
  • Priscilla Quintana, Oliver Dench, Raechelle Banno, John Harlan Kim, Ben Radcliffe, Benita Sandhu, Martin Bobb-Semple and Noah Huntley will star in the upcoming drama created by Mark A. Altman. Production on the first season has begun today in Bulgaria.
  • Quintana (Traffik) will play Jax, who is super smart, naturally inquisitive, empowered and with a quick acerbic wit. As traumatic as the death of her parents was for her, her world will be turned upside down even more when she learns her whole life is lie.
  • Dench (Ride) will play Xander Duvall, a brilliant, intelligent and mysterious teacher's assistant to Professor Donovan Osborn, which is actually a cover for his real role as a top operative in the Earth Confederacy Intelligence Services where his loyalties are tested between his obligation to Osborn and his love for Jax.
  • Banno (Home and Away) will play Atria Nine, a bubbly, very loquacious, free spirited, sexually fluid, purple-haired young woman, who has a strange symbol tattooed on her neck denoting she is a clone who was once the property of the Adari sect. She has emancipated herself from the theocracy at great cost, both physically and emotionally. Although she comes across as amazingly upbeat, optimistic and sweet, her cheery disposition hides a darkness in her soul - perhaps because she often wonders as a clone if she truly has one.
  • Kim (The Librarians) will play Greg Li, a brilliant medical student who is smart, laconic and charming as hell. His laid back manner belies his incredible, sharp intelligence and effortless charisma. Focused on his career, he discovers a kindred spirit in Jax.
  • Radcliffe (The Evermoor Chronicles) will play Ralen, the son of the Zatarian ambassador, a humanoid alien species and former adversary of the Earth Confederacy, who must confront prejudice and hatred at the Academy from those who still blame the Zatarians for the brutal war between Earth and Zatar that only ended a few years earlier when the two warring races signed an armistice. Jax is willing to give Ralen a chance even as the audience will question his loyalties and motives.
  • Sandhu (October) will play Delaney Pilar, Jax's roommate, a brilliant, nannite-enhanced woman with cybernetic implants who is able to process information more quickly as she is perpetually connected to the Datastream. Because of her enhanced abilities, she initially comes off as aloof and egotistical around others. Although her implants allow her to access the Datastream and the group mind of those in the Datacore, she begins to question the decision to give up her individuality to the hive mind as a young child.
  • Bobb-Semple (Free Rein) will play Thomas James Ross. Serious and driven, he wants to be a fighter pilot until destiny takes a hand and he discovers his true abilities and values. He is the son of a telepath who was genetically engineered during the war with the Zatarians, and retains some of his father's abilities. However, he actually wants nothing to do with his estranged father who squanders his powers on gambling and seduction.
  • Huntley (The Royals) will play Professor Donovan Osborn. A force of nature, he is Jax's uncle and the Academy's most respected and terrifying teacher. He is arrogant and demanding, but also brilliant and incredibly intimidating. But his role as a professor is only cover for his more pressing responsibilities in the Earth Intelligence Services.