“Invasion” follows an alien invasion through multiple perspectives around the world. The series, which is set across several continents, returned to production in Manchester last week, following a COVID-19 hiatus.
Neill will play the character of Sheriff John Bell Tyson, a weathered rural lawman on the verge of retirement, while Anderson will play Trevante Ward, an extraordinary soldier stationed in Afghanistan.
Also joining the cast are Golshifteh Farahani “Body of Lies” as Aneesha Malik, a first generation Syrian immigrant, wife and mother living in Long Island; Firas Nassar (“Fauda”) as Ahmed Malik, Aneesha’s husband and a Syrian immigrant and successful businessman; and Shioli Kutsuna (“Deadpool 2″) as Mitsuki, an intelligent member of mission control in Japan’s space program JASA.
The original sci-fi drama is written and executive produced by Kinberg and Weil, and produced by Platform One Media. Jakob Verbruggen (“The Alienist,” “The Fall”) is on board as director and executive producer. Audrey Chon (“The Twilight Zone”) and Amy Kaufman (“When They See Us”) will also executive produce, alongside Elisa Ellis (“Narcos”) for Platform One (a Boat Rocker Company), which is headed by chairman and CEO Katie O’Connell.
Neill is represented by Authentic Talent & Literary Management, Curtis Brown, ICM Partners, and Shanahan Management. Anderson is represented by Mosaic, OAZ, CAA, Viewpoint, and lawyer Jeffrey Bernstein. Farahani is represented by CAA. Nassar is repped by A3 Artists Agency. Kutsuna is repped by McKeon/Myones Entertainment, Stankevich Law and Vision PR.