Priscilla Quintana has been cast as the lead in the CW’s upcoming summer sci-fi series “Pandora.”
Other series regulars include Oliver Dench (“Ride”), Raechelle Bano (“Home and Away”), John Harlan Kim (“The Librarians”), Ben Radcliffe (“The Evermoor Chronicles”), Benita Sandhu (“October”), Martin Bobb-Semple (“Free Rein”) and Noah Huntley (“28 Days Later”).
Mark A. Altman and Steve Kriozere, Thomas P. Vitale, Karine Martin, and Chris Philip are executive producers.
Production has begun in Bulgaria, though the premiere date is still unknown.
Here’s the description per the CW: Set in the year 2199, “Pandora” is a sci-fi action series about a resourceful young woman who has lost everything but finds a new life at Earth’s Space Training Academy where she and her friends learn to defend the Galaxy from threats, both alien and human. When secrets about the nature of her own identity begin to surface, she must uncover the truth, and whether she will be humanity’s savior or the instrument of its destruction.
After the death of her parents, Jax (Quintana) matriculates at Fleet Training Academy where she finds a new family as well as learns that she may not be the person she thinks she is. Jax 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 a lie.
Dench will play Xander Duvall, who is brilliant, intelligent and mysterious. Banno will play Atria Nine, a bubbly, very loquacious, free-spirited, sexually fluid, purple-haired young woman. Kim plays Greg Li, a brilliant medical student who is laconic and charming as hell and Radcliffe is Ralen, the son of the Zatarian ambassador, a humanoid alien species and former adversary of the Earth Confederacy. Sandhu features as Delaney Pilar, Jax’s roommate and nannite-enhanced woman with cybernetic implants.
Bobb-Semple will play Thomas James Ross, who serious and driven, he dreams of being a fighter pilot until destiny takes a hand and he discovers his true abilities and values. Huntley will play Professor Donovan Osborn. A force of nature, Osborn is Jax’s Uncle and the Academy’s most respected and terrifying teacher.
Deadline was first to report the news.