'Departure': Meet Archie Panjabi, Christopher Plummer and rest of the cast of Peacock's plane mystery series

Season 1 of 'Departure' will premiere on September 17, 2020. Before that, here's the star-studded cast of the plane disappearance series


                            'Departure': Meet Archie Panjabi, Christopher Plummer and rest of the cast of Peacock's plane mystery series
Christopher Plummer, Claire Forlani, Kris Holden-Ried and Archie Panjabi (Shaftesbury/Greenpoint Productions/Peacock)

When it comes to television shows and movies based on plane crashes, they are almost always told from the perspective of survivors. But NBC's new streaming site Peacock's 'Departure' tells a thrilling, high-octane conspiracy story following the mysterious disappearance of passenger plane Flight 716 that vanishes over the Atlantic Ocean.

What follows is a brilliant aviation investigator Kendra Malley's desperate attempts to locate not just the survivors but also bring to justice the perpetrator behind the disappearance. With everyone watching, Kendra and her team race against time and hope to find the missing aircraft and locate possible survivors. Will they be able to crack this whodunit case?

Season 1 of 'Departure' will premiere on September 17, 2020. Before that, meet the cast. 

Archie Panjabi as Kendra Malley 

Archie Panjabi attends the Content Canada Dinner at Four Seasons Hotel on September 10, 2019, in Toronto, Canada (Getty Images)

Panjabi plays the role of aviation investigator Kendra Malley. She is recently widowed and is having a hard time being a single mother to her troubled stepson and is the reason why she doesn't want to take over the investigation. But eventually, gets on board because who else can solve this mystery but her?

The actress is known for her work as Mya Roy in 'Life on Mars' and Kalinda Sharma in 'The Good Wife', for which she earned a Primetime Emmy Award in 2010 and an NAACP Image Award in 2012, along with two further Emmy nominations, one Golden Globe nomination and three Screen Actors Guild Award nominations shared with the cast.

Panjabi is the first-ever Asian actor and Asian woman to win a Primetime Emmy for acting. She is also known for her performances in 'Bend It Like Beckham', 'Yasmin' and 'A Mighty Heart'.

Christopher Plummer as Howard Lawson

Christopher Plummer attends the Content Canada Dinner at Four Seasons Hotel on September 10, 2019, in Toronto, Canada (Getty Images)

Plummer plays the role of Howard Lawson, Senior Manager of the TSIB and Kendra's mentor. It is he who manages to get her on board to solve the mystery. 

As an actor, Plummer requires no introduction — he has garnered immense praise for his work over the course of his career including an Academy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, two Tony Awards, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and a British Academy Film Award. Plummer happens to be one of the few performers to receive the Triple Crown of Acting and the only Canadian to receive it.

Kris Holden-Reid as Dom 

Actors Kristen Holden-Reid and Samantha Weinstein both are on hand as their short film 'Big Girl' receives the Bravo!FACT Short Cuts Canada Award during the awards ceremony at the 30th Annual Toronto International Film Festival September 17, 2005, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Getty Images)

As Dom, Kris plays the role of a TSIB investigator and Kendra's partner. The Canadian actor is best known for his work in 'The Tudors', 'Underworld: Awakening', 'Lost Girl', 'Arrow', 'The Expanse', 'Lie Exposed' and 'Umbrella Academy'. 

Rebecca Liddiard as Madelyn Strong

Rebecca Liddiard attends the 'Alias Grace' premiere during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival at Winter Garden Theatre on September 14, 2017, in Toronto, Canada (Getty Images)

In the role of Madelyn Strong, Liddiard plays the role of the sole survivor of Flight 716. The actress is known for her work in 'Houdini & Doyle' and 'Frankie Drake Mysteries'.

Joining them are Tamara Duarte as Nadia, yet another TSIB investigator, Mark Rendall as Theo, an investigator, Peter Mensah as Levi Hall, a senior TSIB investigator and Sasha Roiz as Pavel Bartok, the CEO of Bartok Airways.



 

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