Deadline is exclusively reporting that Tongayi Chirisa, Dillon Casey, Shannon Chan-Kent and Kurt Yaeger will be joining the cast of Netflix sci-fi series Another Life for the upcoming second season.
Another Life tells the story of a mysterious alien artifact appearing and landing on Earth. Astronaut Niko Breckinridge, and her crew, are sent on a mission with The Salvare to go into space and investigate the origins of the alien artifact and learn whether they’ll be friend or foe. Meanwhile scientist Erik Wallace, Niko’s husband, is tasked with learning everything he possibly can about the alien artifact on Earth.
Tongayi Chirisa (whose credits include iZombie and Palm Springs) will be playing the role of Richard Ncube, a decorated veteran of many Earth campaigns. Having seen active duty, Richard is very adept at making life-or-death decisions, and dealing with the fallout after he’s saved your life.
Dillon Casey (whose credits include Remedy and Designated Survivor) will be playing the role of Seth Gage. Head of Homeland Security, Seth is tasked with taking over the alien response, now that First Contact has been established. On the surface he’s affable and professional; underneath he’s incredibly ambitious, and determined to turn this alien arrival to his personal advantage.
Shannon Chan-Kent (whose credits include Holiday Date and Get Shorty) will be playing the role of Iara. A hybrid alien-human A.I., Iara is a bridge between humans and their alien visitors. Neither side, however, completely trusts her – not the crew of the Salvare, nor the Achaia they encounter. Iara just wants to belong, somewhere. Anywhere.
Kurt Yaeger (whose credits include Tell Me A Story and L.A’s Finest) will be playing the role of Dillon Conner. A trained military engineer, Dillon served various tours of duty in Earth’s hot spots, and he lost one of his legs to an IED. His mission has now taken him to space, where every day is a new adventure.
The newcomers will join a cast that includes Katee Sackhoff, Justin Chatwin, Selma Blair, Samuel Anderson, Blu Hunt, A.J Rivera, Alex Ozerov, Alexander Eling, JayR Tinaco, Lina Renna and Elizabeth Ludlow.