'Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous': Meet Paul-Mikel Williams, Jenna Ortega and rest of the Netflix series' cast
Meet the characters of this all new series, spinning out of the 'Jurassic World' movie trilogy
The 'Jurassic World' film series, starring Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt brought dinosaurs back into theaters and into the public imagination. Now Netflix is all set to release a new show featuring six children who win a trip to a dangerous island where dinosaurs roam. Set on the fictional island of Isla Nublar, these six teens embark on an adventure that will see them go from strangers to the family – meet the cast and characters for the upcoming series, with character descriptions provided by Netflix.
Paul-Mikel Williams plays Darus Bowman, a whip-smart but slightly withdrawn kid, Darius comes alive when he talks about the single greatest passion in his life - dinosaurs! They’ve been his obsession since he could walk, and he loves nothing more than spending all his time reading about these magnificent creatures. Darius’ passion and willingness to be his true self by wearing his enthusiasm on his sleeve are the very things that make him invaluable to the group. At the end of the day, no one else is as qualified as Darius to assume the mantle of leadership and keep the group alive. He’ll keep them safe and get them off of Isla Nublar, even if that means hiding his own doubts and fears and projecting a confidence he doesn’t yet feel.
Jenna Ortega plays Brooklynn, who only needs one name, because as the star of the most popular travel and lifestyle vlog on social media, Brooklynn is one of the most famous 13-year-olds on the planet. She was able to score her ticket to Camp Cretaceous in exchange for documenting her experience and posting it for her millions of followers to view. Brooklynn has traveled to some of the most luxurious, but also some of the most dangerous and remote parts of the world. All her travel and knowledge allows her to adapt to any situation and come up with solutions that no one else could see.
Ryan Potter plays Kenji Kon, who is handsome and brash, the self-proclaimed alpha male of the group, Kenji has the outer confidence of someone born to privilege who expects to go far in life on the strength of his family’s name. And as a frequent visitor to Jurassic World due to his wealthy parents being major investors, he’s familiar to the point of jadedness with the park and its miraculous living dinosaurs. Kenji has gotten to know the park so well that he understands its systems, how they work, and how to guide his team through them including the tunnels running beneath the surface of the island. Despite his rich, shallow exterior, the brash jokester will gradually turn into a valued member of the team and a trusted ally for Darius.
Kausar Mohammed plays Yasmina 'Yaz' Fadoula, who is the strongest and most athletically assured of the camp goers (she’s already a world-class heptathlon champion and junior athlete), Yaz relishes the outdoor opportunities that Isla Nublar provides, even if she has a hard time opening up to the other campers. For the life of a world-class athlete is disciplined and solitary, leaving Yaz with few social skills to help her relate to the others. Although she may come off as sarcastic and gruff, as she gets to know the other campers overtime, she’ll start to open up and become the strong backbone of the group.
Raini Rodriguez plays Sammy Gutierrez, a gregarious, loud, and filled with enthusiasm for the experience of being at Camp Cretaceous. Sammy’s gusto for life and new experiences is infectious because despite her loudness she doesn’t want to dominate the group, she just wants to be friends with everyone. But Sammy’s friendly exterior hides a dark secret.
Sean Giambrone plays Ben Pincus, a sensitive and bookish kid who hates the outdoors, for Ben the entire island is a nightmare of dirt, germs, insects, and creatures he’s (justifiably) convinced want to eat him. His parents view Camp Cretaceous as an opportunity for Ben to toughen up and get over his fearfulness. But what other kids would consider a dream come true is a total nightmare for Ben. Even back home in his regular life, Ben is plagued with anxiety that the worst is sure to happen and he is compelled to do what he can to prepare. Eventually, the once shy and outdoor-loathing kid will discover that he’s far braver than he ever imagined.
The series also stars a Glen Powell and Jameela Jamill as Dave and Roxie, respectively, a camp counseling couple who guide the six teens through the land of living dinosaurs.
'Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous' releases on Netflix on September 18.