Netflix Sets Teen Cast For YA Horror Drama Series ‘Chambers’
by Denise Petski
December 20, 2018 10:19am
has set the teen cast for Chambers,
its upcoming hourlong supernatural drama series starring Uma Thurman and Tony Goldwyn, from Stephen Gaghan and Super Deluxe. It’s set to premiere globally on Netflix in 2019.
Created and written by Leah Rachel, who co-showruns with Akela Cooper, Chambers
centers on Sasha Yazzie, a young heart attack survivor (Sivan Alyra Rose, The Entrada
) who becomes consumed by the mystery surrounding the heart that saved her life. However, the closer she gets to uncovering the truth about her donor’s sudden death, the more she starts taking on the characteristics of the deceased — some of which are troublingly sinister.
Gaghan executive produces Chambers
with Jennifer Yale via Super Emotional, along with Rachel and Cooper and Wolfgang Hammer and Winnie Kemp via Super Deluxe. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon as an executive producer and is set to direct the pilot.
Rose’s Sasha is a 17-year-old whose world is as big as what’s in front of her. But an untimely heart attack and subsequent complications from her donor set her life on a path riddled with sinister twists. What starts out as a mission to understand the mystery surrounding her heart donor’s death becomes a quest to understand her true identity and the darkness growing inside her.
Lilliya Reid (Vienna and the Fantomes)
plays Becky Lefevre, a Suburban Prom Queen whose perfect veneer hides a much more complicated truth. After Becky dies in a tragic accident, her heart saves Sasha’s life – before creating many complications.
Nicholas Galitzine (Share)
portrays Elliott Lefebre, a charming, nihilistic rich kid hell-bent on throwing it all away. Newly sober and still privately reeling from his twin sister Becky’s death, Elliot is determined to move on with his life and keep his past behind him. Until he meets Sasha.
Kyanna Simone Simpson (The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks)
is Yvonne, Sasha’s best friend. Growing up in the same low income housing development, Yvonne lives at home with two younger brothers, her father, and her terminally ill mother.
Lilli Kay (Paterno)
plays Penelope, Becky’s highly unusual childhood best friend. Although their friendship fell apart, Penelope has never fully let Becky go — her obsession growing even deeper after her death, and transferring onto Sasha.
Sarah Mezzanotte (Blue Bloods, Royal Pains)
portrays Marnie, a popular perfectionist who is happy to be the best at everything now that Becky’s gone. Marnie keeps a close eye on Sasha, but her motives are put into question when it’s revealed her parents are the head of a New Age organization with questionable ideals.
Griffin Powell-Arcand (Mixed Blessings)
who plays TJ, Sasha’s boyfriend. A track star who gets bussed in from the reservation, he’s the pride of Cottonwood High. He’s good inside and street-smart, but most importantly, he loves Sasha. TJ is her rock and when Sasha starts to worry that there’s something’s wrong with her new heart. TJ struggles to keep the closeness they once had while at the same school.