Amazon has announced Shahadi Wright Joseph (US, The Lion King), Alison Pill (American Horror Story, Star Trek: Picard) and Melody Hurd (Fatherhood) among others have been cast in Amazon Prime Video’s new Original series, Them: Covenant.
Joseph will star as Ruby Lee Emory, Pill as Betty Wendell and Hurd as Gracie Emory.
Written by Little Marvin, the 1953-set Them: Covenant centres on Henry and Lucky Emory (Deborah Ayorinde and Ashley Thomas), who decide to move their family from North Carolina to an all-white Los Angeles neighbourhood. The family’s home on a tree-lined, seemingly idyllic street becomes ground zero where malevolent forces both real and supernatural threaten to taunt, ravage and destroy them.
Additional cast for the series also includes Javier Botet (IT: Chapter Two, Slender Man), Ryan Kwanten (True Blood), Percy Hynes White (The Gifted) and Derek Phillips (Shooter, Longmire).
Production is scheduled to begin this month and episodes one and four will be directed by Larysa Kondracki (Picnic at Hanging Rock, Power).
Them: Covenant which is created and executive produced by Little Marvin along with executive producers Lena Waithe, Miri Yoon, Roy Lee and Michael Connolly of Vertigo Entertainment. David Matthews will serve as executive producer and showrunner. Them: Covenant is co-produced by Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television.