9:00am PT by Rick Porter
Netflix's 'Chambers' Fills Out Teen Cast Opposite Uma Thurman, Tony Goldwyn (Exclusive)
Netflix's upcoming YA drama Chambers has cast seven young actors to star alongside Uma Thurman and Tony Goldwyn.
The show centers on a young heart attack survivor who becomes consumed by the mystery surrounding the heart that saved her life. The more she learns about her donor's sudden death, the more she begins to take on characteristics of the dead girl — some of which are rather troubling.
Newcomer Sivan Alyra Rose will play the lead role of Sasha Yazzie, a 17-year-old who receives the donor heart and starts to feel a darkness growing inside her. Lilliya Reid plays Becky Lefevre, a suburban prom queen who dies in an accident and whose heart saves Sasha's life before creating many complications.
Nicholas Galitzine (The Watcher in the Woods) plays Becky's twin brother, Elliott, a nihilistic rich kid still reeling from his sister's death. Thurman and Goldwyn (Scandal) are playing the twins' parents.
Rounding out the cast are Kyanna Simone Simpson (Black Lightning) as Yvonne, Sasha's best friend; Lilli Kay (Paterno) as Penelope, Becky's childhood best friend whose obsession is transferred to Sasha; Sarah Mezzanotte (Blue Bloods) as Marnie, who has assumed Becky's place in their high school's social order; and Griffin Powell-Arcand as T.J., a track star and Sasha's boyfriend.
Leah Rachel created Chambers and executive produces with Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, Winnie Kemp and Wolfgang Hammer of Super Deluxe, Jennifer Yale and Stephen Gaghan via his Super Emotional banner.
The 10-episode series is set to premiere in 2019.