Netflix’s American Primeval has gained 11 new actors, rounding out the cast of the upcoming limited series.
Taylor Kitsch will lead the series, and we’ve now learned an all-star group of actors will join him. Kitsch will now be joined by: Jai Courtney, Kyle Bradley Davis, Dane DeHaan, Betty Gilpin, Nick Hargrove, Derek Hinkey, Saura Lightfoot Leon, Preston Mota, Shawnee Pourier, Joe Tippett, and Shea Whigham.
American Primeval is “a raw, adventurous exploration of the birth of the American West. The violent collisions of cultures, religions, and communities as men and women fight and die for control of this new world – for a land they truly believe is their destiny. The ensemble tells a story of the sacrifice all must pay when they choose to enter a lawless and untamed wilderness.”
Kitsch will play Isaac, “a traumatized man struggling to overcome his demons and find a reason to live in this brutal and punishing world.” Courtney will play Virgil Cutter, described as a “trapper and bounty hunter who sees opportunity in the naiveté of others.” Davis will play Tilly – one of Cutter’s trappers. DeHaan will play Jacob Pratt, “a Mormon leading his family across the frontier to join other settlers in Utah.” While Gilpin will star as Sara Rowell, said to be “an extremely capable woman with an air of composure and grace that seems out of place in Fort Bridger as she seeks a guide across the frontier for her and her son, Devin (Mota).
Peter Berg will executive produce and direct all episodes of American Primeval, while Mark L. Smith will also be the writer and executive producer. Eric Newman will also executive produce.