NBC’s La Brea is set to premiere this month. So, what can we expect from this new series that has been likened to Terra Nova and Primeval?
The premise of the series is this:
When a massive sinkhole mysteriously opens in Los Angeles, it tears a family in half, separating mother and son from father and daughter. When part of the family find themselves in an unexplainable primaeval world, alongside a disparate group of strangers, they must work to survive and uncover the mystery of where they are and if there is a way back home.
La Brea cast and characters
Natalie Zea plays Eve Harris, a busy working mom who is sometimes a little overprotective and just trying to hold it all together.
Irish actor Eoin Macken most well known for playing Sir Gwaine in BBC’s Merlin will play Gavin Harris, an ex-Air Force pilot and Eve’s recently estranged husband.
Zyra Gorecki plays Izzy Harris Gavin and Eve’s daughter. She’s an outspoken 16-year-old. The 19-year-old actress is one of the first below-the-knee amputee actresses with a series regular role in a major US television series, having previously appeared in Chicago Fire.
Jack Martin is Josh Harris, Eve and Gavin’s son who coasts through life on his wit has a great sense of humour and undeniable charisma.
Nigerian English actor Chiké Okonkwo stars as Ty Coleman, a therapist who befriends Eve. Chiké previously starred in British dramas New Tricks, Lewis and Silent Witness. He also appeared in the BET series Being Mary Jane where he played the love interest of Gabrielle Union’s character.
Ione Skye will play Jessica Harris, a high-powered attorney and the older sister of Gavin. Jessica is like a second mom to Izzy and is fiercely protective of her following the sinkhole disaster.
Nicholas Gonzalez will play Levi Brooks, an Air Force pilot and Gavin’s best friend who is recruited to lead the mission to save the people who fell into the sinkhole.
John Seda plays Dr Samuel Velez. He is a war veteran and the father of a teenage girl. He carries himself like the general of an Army.
Veronica St. Clair plays Riley Velez the confident daughter of Dr Samuel Velez.
Lily Santiago plays Veronica Castillo. Very rigid and formal, she does her best to comfort and protect her younger sister.
Chloe De Los Santos plays Lilly Castillo. At 12 years old, Lilly is quiet and introverted. She’s Veronica’s much younger sister.
Australian actor Rohan Mirchandaney will portray Scott, a tour guide at the Tar Pits Museum. He uses humour to make light out of serious situations.
Karina Logue plays Marybeth Hayes a police officer with strong opinions.
New Zealand born actor Josh McKenzie will play Lucas. Sarcastic with an air of danger, Lucas has gone down a road of crime and works as a drug dealer. He is on a much different path than his police officer mother, Marybeth.
La Brea premieres on Tuesday 28 September 2021.