'Panic' Full Cast List: Meet Olivia Welch, Mike Faist, Jessica Sula and other stars from the Amazon Prime thriller series
Amazon Prime Video’s adaptation of Lauren Oliver’s blockbuster hit young adult novel ‘Panic’ is undoubtedly one of the highly anticipated shows of the summer. The series takes place in a small Texas town, where every summer the graduating seniors take part in dangerous challenges as part of a game called ‘Panic’.
The event is an opportunity for all the participants to leave the dead-end town and make their lives better. However, the rules have changed and the prize money is bigger than ever this time around. The players will come face-to-face with their darkest fears and be forced to decide how much they are willing to risk to win the event.
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The novel turned out to be a great success among young adults and Amazon Prime Video will be hoping to get a similar response for the series. Apart from an engaging storyline, ‘Panic’ also brings together a cast of rising stars and compelling characters. Here’s a look at the cast members.
Olivia Welch as Heather Nill
The young American actress made her acting debut in the 2015 TV movie ‘The Dunes Club’. Since then, Welch has appeared in several television projects such as ‘Agent Carter’, ‘Modern Family’ and ‘Unbelievable’. The actress was last seen in the movie ‘Shithouse’ alongside Logan Miller and Dylan Gelula.
Mike Faist as Dodge Mason
Born on January 5, 1992, Michael D. Faist always wanted to be an actor and went to study at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. He started his acting career by appearing in several theatre productions such as ‘Newsies’ and ‘Appropriate’. Meanwhile, in 2012, he got a chance to act in the coming-of-age drama film ‘The Unspeakable Act’. However, his moment of glory came in the year 2016 when he played one of the pivotal roles in the stage musical ‘Dear Evan Hansen’. The actor portrayed the role of Connor Murphy for two years and was nominated for the prestigious Tony Award in 2017. He also won the Favorite Breakthrough Performance (Male) award at the Broadway.com Audience Awards in 2017.
He has also made guest appearances in TV shows such as ‘Eye Candy’, ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ and ‘Deception’. On the other hand, Faist will be next seen in Steve Spielberg’s upcoming film ‘West Side Story’.
Jessica Sula as Natalie Williams
Born in Swansea, England, Jessica Bianca Sula made her television debut in 2011, portraying Grace Blood in the fifth and sixth series of the E4 teen drama ‘Skins’. In 2015, Sula was cast as the lead character, Maddie Graham, in the series 'Recovery Road’. The actress went on to play the role of Marcia in M. Night Shyamalan’s blockbuster hit movie ‘Split’.
Sula also had a recurring role in the 2017 limited series ‘Godless’. That same year, it was announced that she would be a series regular for the third season of the series ‘Scream’, portraying high school cheerleader Olivia "Liv" Reynolds.
Enrique Murciano as Sheriff Cortez
Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Enrique Murciano is known for portraying the character of FBI agent Danny Taylor in the drama series ‘Without a Trace’ from 2002 to 2009. This role earned him two nominations from the ALMA Award in 2008 and in 2009.
Murciano started his professional acting career in 1997 with the movie ‘Speed 2: Cruise Control’. Three years later, he would go on to star in Steven Soderbergh’s Oscar-winning movie ‘Traffic’. The film also starred Benicio Del Toro, Don Cheadle, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones in pivotal roles.
His additional film credits include ‘Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous’, ‘How to Go Out on a Date in Queens’, ‘The Lost City’, ‘Mancora’, ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ and ‘Bright’.
Bonnie Bedelia as Anne
One of the most influential names in the entertainment industry, Bedelia started her acting career in the 1950s by making appearances in several theatre productions and television shows. In 1966, she played the lead role in the teleplay ‘My Sweet Charlie’ and won the Theatre World Award for her performance. Bedelia made her film debut in ‘The Gypsy Moths’, and later in 1969 she gained wider prominence as the pregnant marathon dancer in ‘They Shoot Horses, Don't They?’.
In 1984, Bedelia received critical acclaim and was nominated for a Golden Globe in the Best Actress category for ‘Heart like a Wheel’.
‘The Stranger’, ‘The Prince of Pennsylvania’, ‘Salem’s Lot’, ‘Die Hard’, ‘Speechless’, ‘Fallen Angels’, ‘CSI: Crime Scenestigation’ and ‘Designated Survivor’ are some of the high-end projects she has featured in her illustrious career.
Excited for ‘Panic’? Catch the teen drama exclusively on Friday, May 28 on Amazon Prime Video.