The Netflix series Another Life, which follows astronaut Niko Breckinridge (Katee Sackhoff) and crew of the Salvare on a mission to find extraterrestrial life., added 8 more to the cast this week.
A. J. Rivera (Grandfathered) will play Bernie Martinez, a microbiologist and part-time chef. He is an understated super-brain with a crazy green thumb and an ability to turn even the most cardboard-tasting MRE into something you’d get in a Michelin-rated restaurant. That, plus his barrage of jokes is a form of currency on the Salvare.
Alexander Eling (Shadowhunters) will play 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. Quick to perceive offense, this quality reveals his tendency to wear his impoverished childhood like a badge.
Alex Ozerov (The Americans) will play 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 is forced to live in reality, gazillions of miles away from the Earth?
Jake Abel (Dirty John) will play 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.
JayR Tinaco (Rake)will play Zayn Petrossian, 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. He is extremely logical, intuitive, and curious. As chief medic, he must confront his worst fears of losing those people he’s grown closest to.
Jessica Camacho (The Flash) will play Michelle Vargas, the Salvare’s communications expert. Michelle says it like it is, which you think would help her in her job. 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.
Barbara Williams (Mayans MC) 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.
Lina Renna (The 100) will portray Jana Breckinridge-Wallace. Jana is a wonderful mix of both her parents, Niko Breckinridge (Sackhoff) and Erik Wallace (Justin Chatwin) – adventurous and brave, intelligent and curious. She struggles to find normalcy at home with one parent in space and in perpetual danger.
Previously announced cast members are Sackhoff, Chatwin, Selma Blair, Tyler Hoechlin, Samuel Anderson, Elizabeth Faith Ludlow and Blu Hunt. Noreen Halpern executive produces for Halfire Entertainment.