Netflix ordered the young adult supernatural drama Chambers earlier this year. Now, the hour-long series has set a cast of diverse young actors to join Uma Thurman (Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction) and Tony Goldwyn (Scandal).
Created by Leah Rachel and written by Luke Cage showrunner Akela Cooper, Chambers follows a young heart attack survivor named Sasha (Sivan Alyra Rose) after a heart transplant. When Sasha begins taking on the sinister characteristics of her donor, she goes on a mission to learn about her donor and the darkness growing inside her.
Newcomer Sivan Alyra Rose is an Apache/Puerto Rican actress who was raised on the San Carlos Apache reservation. Sasha’s boyfriend, TJ, is also played by a Native actor. Griffin Powell-Arcand is a member of the indigenous First Nation in Alberta, Canada. Kyanna Simone Simpson (Black Lightning, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks) plays Sasha’s best friend Yvonne.
The cast also includes Lilliya Reid who plays suburban prom queen Becky Lefevre, the donor who dies in a tragic accident. Becky’s twin brother Elliott is played by Nicholas Galitzine. Lilli Kay plays Penelope, Becky’s obsessed childhood best friend. Rounding out the cast is Sarah Mezzanotte as Marnie, a popular perfectionist who is happy to be the best at everything now that Becky’s gone.
Netflix has yet to announce a release date for Chambers. See photos of the cast below.