BBC’s The Musketeers star Santiago Cabrera has been cast in CBS’ upcoming dramatic series, Salvation. Cabrera joins previously announced cast members Jennifer Finnigan, Charlie Rowe, Jacqueline Byers and Ian Anthony Dale in the series set to air this summer. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) is directing and executive producing season one which will consist of 13 one-hour episodes. Liz Kruger, Craig Shapiro, Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Peter Lenkov, and Stuart Gillard are also involved as executive producers.
Commenting on Salvation when the series was originally announced, CBS Entertainment President Glenn Geller stated, “Salvation is the type of fast-paced, dramatic ride that viewers look for in a summer event series. We’re excited to launch another high concept, highly promotable show with great auspices that adds to our roster of year-round, original scripted programming.”
In addition to playing Aramis on The Musketeers, Cabrera’s credits include The Mindy Project, Merlin, Heroes, Anna Karenina, Che, and Hemingway and Gellhorn. He recently wrapped up work on Michael Bay’s Transformers: The Last Knight and he’ll be seen in HBO’s new series, Big Little Lies, debuting February 19, 2017.
The Plot: Salvation is a suspense drama series that centers on an MIT grad student and a tech superstar who bring a Pentagon official a staggering discovery – that an asteroid is just six months away from colliding with Earth. Cabrera will portray Darius, a charming self-made tech billionaire and visionary maverick, whose great love seems to be his projects. His greatest project of all, however, will be an audacious plan to save the human race from an incoming asteroid.