Apple TV+’s ‘Murderbot’ Rounds Out Cast With Sabrina Wu, Tattiawna Jones, Akshay Khanna & Tamara Podemski

EXCLUSIVE: The Apple TV+ series Murderbot is rounding out its leading cast with Sabrina Wu (Joy Ride), Tattiawna Jones (Orphan Black: Echoes), Akshay Khanna (Polite Society) and Tamara Podemski (Outer Range). The quad will star opposite Alexander Skarsgård, who also executive produces.

Based on Martha Wells’ bestselling Hugo- and Nebula Award-winning book series The Murderbot Diaries, the 10-episode series Murderbot centers on a self-hacking security android who is horrified by human emotion yet drawn to its vulnerable “clients.” Murderbot must hide its free will and complete a dangerous assignment when all it really wants is to be left alone to watch futuristic soap operas and figure out its place in the universe.

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Wu plays ‘Pin-Lee,’ Jones plays ‘Arada,’ Khanna plays ‘Ratthi’ and Podemski plays ’Bharadwaj.’

The ensemble cast also includes Noma Dumezweni and David Dastmalchian.

The series hails from Paramount Television Studios. The Weitz Brothers will showrun, write, direct and produce under their Depth of Field banner. Andrew Miano also executive produces for Depth of Field; David S. Goyer executive produces alongside Keith Levine for Phantom Four.

Martha Wells will serve as consulting producer; Dan Balgoyen co-executive produces and Britta Rowings produces for Depth of Field. Casting for Murderbot by Sharon Bialy and Russell Scott on behalf of Bialy/Thomas & Associates and John Buchan & Jason Knight on behalf of Buchan Knight Casting.

Wu is repped by WME and 3 Arts; Jones is repped by Edna Talent Management; Khanna is repped by Independent Talent; Podemski is repped by Buchwald, Circle of Confusion and Edna Talent Management

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