Lori Petty (Orange Is the New Black) and Daniel Zovatto (Penny Dreadful: City of Angels) will be series regulars in the upcoming HBO Max miniseries adaptation of Station Eleven, a sci-fi novel from Emily St. John Mandel, according to Variety. In addition, Andy McQueen (Books of Blood), David Cross (Arrested Development), Enrico Colantoni (Veronica Mars) and Julian Obradors (7th and Union) are joining the recurring cast for the show.
Written and executive produced by Maniac creator Patrick Somerville, who also serves as showrunner, the series follows multiple timelines after an apocalyptic flu outbreak. Within the world, the characters try to put back together the world they once knew.
Petty is set to play The Conductor, a leader of a group of “traveling Shakespeare performers,” according to Deadline. Zovatto leads a cult of young people and is known as The Prophet.
McQueen will play an actor in the Traveling Symphony named Sayid. Cross is set to play the hot-headed theatre director Gil. Colantoni will play Brian, the former agent of a celebrity actress. Obradors plays Tyler Leander, a son of movie stars, who learns from his parents’ response to their problems.
The actors announced today join Mackenzie Davis (Halt and Catch Fire), Himesh Patel (Yesterday), David Wilmot (Anna Karenina), Matilda Lawler (The Block Island Sound), Nabhaan Rizwan (1917) and Philippine Velge (Summer of 85).
In addition to Somerville, Hiro Murai (Atlanta), Scott Steindorff (The Lincoln Lawyer), Scott Delman, Jessica Rhoades (Dirty John), Dylan Russell (Chef), Jeremy Podeswa (Game of Thrones), Nate Matteson, Nick Cuse (Maniac) and David Nicksay (Agent Cody Banks) will executive produce. Murai is also set to direct the series.