Daniel Dae Kim (Hawaii Five-O, Lost) is the latest addition to the cast for AMC‘s upcoming hourlong drama, Pantheon. The science fiction series is the network’s first primetime animated show, according to Deadline.
From creator and executive producer Craig Silverstein (Turn: Washington Spies), Pantheon explores a world in which human consciousness is saved after one’s death, uploaded to a digital cloud. This new technology is referred to as “Uploaded Intelligence,” via Deadline. The series is based on short stories from author Ken Liu (The Paper Menagerie).
According to Deadline, AMC ordered two seasons of the show in March, with the first season following Katie Chang’s (The Bling Ring) character Maddie. Maddie is a high school student who experiences severe online bullying until an unknown stranger comes to aid her. This new friend is her late father, David, played by Kim. David’s Kim is the first to experience “Uploaded Intelligence.” Soon the new state of the afterlife is commonplace, the ramifications resulting in the rise of a nefarious global conspiracy.
Chang and Kim join an already diverse cast. Taylor Schilling (Orange Is the New Black), Paul Dano (Escape from Dannemora), Rosemarie DeWitt (Little Fires Everywhere), and Aaron Eckhart (Thank You For Smoking, The Dark Knight) were announced earlier this year. The series will also boast Ron Livingston (A Million Little Things), Chris Diamantopoulos (Silicon Valley), and Raza Jaffrey (Code Black, The Enemy Within), via Deadline. Scoot McNairy (Halt and Catch Fire) and Samuel Roukin (Turn: Washington Spies), both familiar to AMC Networks, round out a supporting cast includeing Grey Griffin (Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Fairly Oddparents), Anika Noni Rose (Little Fires Everywhere), SungWon Cho (OK, K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes), Kevin Durand (The Strain), and Krystina Alabado (Broadway’s American Psycho).