EXCLUSIVE: British actress Riann Steele (Holby City) has been cast as the female lead opposite Jonathan Tucker in Debris, NBC’s sci-fi drama pilot from Almost Human creator J.H. Wyman and Legendary Television.
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Written by Wyman, Debris is said to be in the vein of The X-Files and Men in Black. In it, two agents from two different continents and two different mindsets — CIA’s Bryan Beneventi (Tucker) and MI6’s Finola Jones (Steele) — must work together to investigate when wreckage from a destroyed alien spacecraft has mysterious effects on humankind.
Steele’s Finola Jones is a classic rule follower, an agent with MI6 who is partnered with Bryan Beneventi to investigate strange occurrences.
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Wyman executive produces the pilot through his Frequency Films alongside Jason Hoffs.
Steele recently did arcs on CBS’ NCIS: New Orleans and Syfy;s The Magicians. In features, she appeared in Ant-Man and the Wasp. Steele is repped by Ellipsis Entertainment Group and UK’s Independent Talent Group.
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