A few weeks after casting Luke Evans (Nine Perfect Strangers) as a lead on Echo 3, Apple TV+ has filled its second lead role in the action-thriller series. Michiel Huisman (Game of Thrones) will star alongside Evans in the series that comes from Oscar winning writer Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker).
Echo 3 is set in South America follows “Amber Chesborough, a brilliant young scientist, who is the emotional center of a small American family. When she goes missing along the Colombia-Venezuela border, her brother and her husband — two men with deep military experience and complicated pasts — struggle to find her in a layered, personal drama, set against the explosive backdrop of a secret war.”
Huisman will play Prince, “a member of the ‘Echo 3’ team and Amber’s husband”. He starred seasons four through six of Game of Thrones as Daario Naharis, one of Daenerys Targaryen’s top lieutenants and her lover. Huisman currently stars in HBO Max’s The Flight Attendant opposite former Big Bang Theory star Kayley Cuoco.
Echo 3 is based on the Israeli hit series When Heroes Fly and the novel of the same name by Amir Gutfreund.
Boal and Jason Horwitch (Berlin Station) will serve as showrunners and executive produce the 10-episode series. Apple and Keshet Studios will produce. Joining Boal and Horwitch to executive produce is Keshet’s Peter Traugott.
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