NBC Sci-Fi ‘La Brea’ Adds Nicholas Gonzalez & Rohan Mirchandaney To Cast
NBC’s wonderfully wacky sounding sci-fi ‘La Brea‘ has added a couple more faces to the cast in the form of ‘The Good Doctor’s Nicholas Gonzalez and ‘Mystery Road’s Rohan Mirchandaney.
From writer/exec producer David Applebaum (‘NCIS: New Orleans’) ‘Le Brea‘ see a massive sinkhole mysteriously opens in Los Angeles, tearing 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.
Nicholas Gonzalez is set to play Levi Brooks, an Air Force pilot best friend to Gavin, the aforementioned father, who is recruited to lead the mission to save the people who fell into the sinkhole. Up until last season, Gonzalez was playing Dr. Neil Melendez in ‘The Good Doctor’. Prior to that, he appeared in ‘Pretty Little Liars’, ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ and ‘Being Mary Jane‘.
Rohan Mirchandaney will play Scott, a tour guide at the La Brea Tar Pits Museum. He uses humour to make light out of serious situations. Mirchandaney played David Sharma in the first season of Australian drama ‘Mystery Road’ (which you can currently find on BBC iPlayer), along with popping up in the film ‘Hotel Mumbai’, and Aussie comedy-drama ‘House Husbands’.
They join the previously announced cast which includes Eoin Macken (‘Merlin’, ‘The Night Shift’) as the father, Gavin Harris, and Natalie Zea (‘Justified’, ‘The Following’, ‘The Unicorn’) takes the role of Eve, the mother. Jack Martin (‘All Rise’) takes the part of the son, Josh, and Zyra Gorecki plays the daughter. The cast also includes Lily Santiago, who is set to portray Veronica, and Jon Seda (‘Chicago’ franchise) as Dr. Sam Velez.
David Applebaum executive produces with Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan and Ken Woodruff. Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, is the studio, producing with Keshet Studios.
No news yet on a UK broadcaster for ‘La Brea‘ (although it is an NBC production, so there is a good chance it’ll land on Sky). We’ll let you know when we hear something more.