BBC One have revealed the cast for epic new space drama Outcasts, including Hermione Norris (Spooks), Daniel Mays (Ashes To Ashes) and Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Galactica).
They will star alongside Liam Cunningham (Clash Of The Titans), Ashley Walters (Small Island) and Eric Mabius (Ugly Betty).
Executive producer Jane Featherstone says: “Finding a cast to match Ben’s brilliant vision of our pioneering future was always going to be hard, but we are over the moon with the line-up on Outcasts – a group of actors so strong and diverse that I think we’ll be desperate to watch as they tackle their brave new world.”
The eight-part series is currently filming in South Africa, for transmission on BBC One in 2011. The full cast and characters are as follows:
Liam Cunningham is President Richard Tate, who runs Carpathia and is dedicated to keeping the human species alive.
Hermione Norris is Stella Isen, Head of Protection and Security (PAS), who sacrificed everything for the chance to save the world.
Amy Manson (Desperate Romantics) is Fleur Morgan, PAS Officer – young, bright and idealistic.
Daniel Mays is Cass Cromwell, PAS Officer – unpredictable and fiercely loyal to Tate.
Jamie Bamber is Mitchell Hoban, Head of the Expeditionaries – progressive and ambitious.
Ashley Walters is Jack, Mitchell’s second in command – tough, armed and dangerous.
Eric Mabius is Julius Berger – vice president of the Evacuation Programme on Earth. Berger is en route to Carpathia on board transporter CT9, expecting the power and status he enjoyed on Earth.
Michael Legge (Shameless) is Irish charmer Tipper Malone; a rebel who speaks out against the authorities representing the voice of the displaced youth.
Langley Kirkwood (Generation Kill) is leader of the ACs, a group of cloned human beings and one of Carpathia’s darkest secrets.
Patrick Lyster (Invictus) is the dignified and brave commander of transporter CT9.
Jeanne Kietzmann is Lily – lost, troubled and seeking answers.