The upcoming Victorian-era drama from Joss Whedon at HBO is rounding out its cast.
Zackary Momoh and Rochelle Neil have been named series regulars alongside series lead Laura Donnelly and Olivia Williams, James Norton, Tom Riley, Ann Skelly, Ben Chaplin, Pip Torrens, Amy Manson, Nick Frost, Eleanor Tomlinson and Denis O’Hare.
According to the logline, the series is an epic science-fiction drama about a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with unusual abilities, relentless enemies, and a mission that might change the world.
Momoh plays Doctor Horatio Cousens, described as "One of the few successful West Indian physicians in London. Married with a young son, Horatio’s fortunes took a dark turn when he met Amalia and discovered his own ability. Now he works with her, and with the Beggar King, those who don’t care who is or isn’t ''different.'”
Neil will play Annie Carbey, aka Bonfire, described as "a career criminal who landed the ability to control fire and is happy to hire it out. Came up rough, stayed that way, but she’s neither impulsive nor cruel – just looking out for herself. No matter who she works with or for, Annie trusts only Annie, and the fire."
Momoh is in the midst of a breakout moment after garnering critical acclaim for Netflix's Seven Seconds with Regina King and Russell Hornsby. In November, he'll be on the big screen in the biopic Harriet and The Shining sequel, Doctor Sleep. Neil, who has recurred in Showtime's Episodes, can be seen in Hulu/Sky Atlantic's second season of Das Boot and the film Terminator: Dark Fate.
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