Tamara Taylor and J.C. Mackenzie are the first recruits for October Faction, as Netflix begins to assemble the cast for its sci-fi drama.
Building on the success of the IDW comic book series written by Steve Niles, it follows globetrotting monster hunters Fred and Deloris Allen who, after the death of Fred’s father, return to their hometown in upstate New York with their teenage children Geoff and Viv. As the family adjusts, Fred and Deloris must hide their identities as members of a secret organization, and our heroes quickly discover that their new small-town setting isn’t as idyllic as it seems.
Tamara Taylor (Bones, Altered Carbon, Lost, Justice League: Gods and Monsters) will play Deloris Allen, while J.C. Mackenzie (Molly’s Game, Vinyl, The Irishman) will play Fred Allen. The duo will be joined by Aurora Burghart (Sex Education) as Viv Allen, Gabriel Darku (Impulse, ReBoot: The Guardian Code, American Gods) as Geoff Allen, and Wendy Crewson (The Vow, Room), Megan Follows (Reign, Anne of Green Gables) and Stephen McHattie (Watchmen, Maurice Richard).
October Faction is produced by High Park Entertainment in association with IDW Entertainment and is created by showrunner Damian Kindler (Sleepy Hollow, Krypton), with Director X (Superfly, Mister Tachyon, Across the Line), Damian Kindler, Megan Follows (Reign, Anne of Green Gables), Mina Shum (Meditation Park, Ninth Floor) and David Frazee (Vikings, Orphan Black) attached to helm.
Netflix has ordered a 10-episode first season.