Pandora TV Series Overview (2019)


Introduction

Pandora is an American science fiction television series that aired on The CW.

Outline

Pandora is a sci-fi action series about a young woman named Jax who survives an attack on the New Portland colony. She loses her parents in the attack and decides to investigate on her own after the official investigation ends without conclusion. Jax returns to Earth and enrols at the Space Training Academy, where she makes new friends who assist her in her adventures and enemies who are after her secret.

Cast

  • Priscilla Quintana as Jacqueline “Jax” Zhou, aka Pandora, a young woman whose parents were killed in a surprise attack on the planet colony they were living on, and who arrives to Earth Space Training Academy as a student, but soon discovers that there are things about herself that she doesn’t know or understand.
  • Oliver Dench as Xander Duvall, Professor Osborn’s teaching assistant at Earth Space Training Academy, he is hiding secrets from Jax despite being attracted to her.
  • Raechelle Banno as Atria Nine (season 1), a fellow student at Earth Space Training Academy and a good friend of Jax.
  • John Harlan Kim as Greg Li (season 1; guest season 2), a fellow student at Earth Space Training Academy and was briefly Jax’s boyfriend.
  • Ben Radcliffe as Ralen, an alien Zatarian and a fellow student at Earth Space Training Academy, and who is generally distrusted by Earth students due to the Zatarian’s earlier war with Earth.
  • Banita Sandhu as Delaney Pilar (season 1), a fellow student at Earth Space Training Academy and Jax’s roommate.
  • Martin Bobb-Semple as Thomas James Ross (season 1), a fellow student at Earth Space Training Academy and Jax’s friend.
  • Noah Huntley as Professor Donovan Osborn, Jax’s uncle, and a professor at the Earth Space Training Academy who knows more about Jax and her past than he’s revealing.
  • Akshay Kumar as Jett Annamali (season 2; guest season 1), a trouble-making student who was suspended from Earth Space Training Academy, but who has returned looking for forgiveness and a second chance.
  • Nicole Castillo-Mavromatis as Zazie (season 2), Jax’s new roommate at Earth Space Training Academy.

The following cast members are only credited as part of the main cast in the episodes in which they appear.

  • Tehmina Sunny as Regan Fried (season 1), the daughter of industrialist Harlan Fried.
  • Vikash Bhai as Martin Shral, a professor at Earth Space Training Academy who becomes a mentor to some of the students including Jax.
  • Tommie Earl Jenkins as Ellison Pevney (season 1), a professor at Earth Space Training Academy.
  • Manu Bennett as Leone Vokk (season 1).
  • Tina Casciani as Tierney (season 2; recurring season 1), who has unexplained ties to Thomas’s father, and who is ultimately revealed to be more powerful than first assumed. She is head of the Hypatia Crime Syndicate.
  • Tegen Short as Matta (season 2), Ralen’s wife from Zatar. Amy McPherson played the character in season 1.
  • Shani Erez as Admiral Meredith Lucas (season 2), a leader in EarthComm, and Xander’s and Jax’s supervisor
  • Roxanne McKee as Eve (season 2), Jax’s mother whom Jax thought had died in the attack on the colony. Charisma Carpenter portrayed the character in the first-season finale.
  • Luke Fetherston as Harlan Fried (season 2; recurring season 1), an industrialist who transferred his consciousness into a younger clone body.

Ben Cross appears in the first season as the original Harlan Fried.

Production

Pandora was created and written by Mark A. Altman, who is also executive producer along with Steve Kriozere, Thomas P. Vitale, Karine Martin, and Chris Philip. Pandora was produced by Radioactive Fishtank, Vital Signs Entertainment and Starlings Television. The filming for Pandora took place in Bulgaria. Pandora premiered on 16 July 2019, as mid-summer entry during the 2018-2019 US network television season. On 16 October 2019, it was announced that The CW Pandora had been renewed for a second season by The CW, which premiered on 04 October 2020. In May 2021, it was revealed that Pandora was quietly cancelled after two seasons.

The CW cancelled the show after two seasons, but a variety of online sources state “Season 3 of Pandora will begin production early in 2022 for a different network.” (No further information on this as at 23 December 2022).

Trivia

  • The character played by Banita Sandhu of Pilar is named in honour of Michael Piller, the late executive producer and writer for Star Trek: The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine.
  • Each episode of the first season is named after a Bob Dylan song title except episode seven, which is named for Dylan’s 30th studio album.

Pandora Series

  • ?Series 03 (?2023):
    • Originally intended to air in 2022.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s):
    • Brett Simmons … (5 episodes, 2019-2020).
    • Buddy Giovinazzo … (4 episodes, 2020).
    • Brea Grant … (3 episodes, 2019-2020).
    • Chris LeDoux … (2 episodes, 2019-2020).
    • Christian Gossett … (2 episodes, 2019).
    • Steve Hughes … (2 episodes, 2019).
    • Mark A. Altman … (1 episode, 2019).
    • Tirsa Hackshaw … (1 episode, 2019).
    • Michael Hurst … (1 episode, 2019).
    • Jenn Wexler … (1 episode, 2019).
    • Maximilian Schmige … (1 episode, 2020).
  • Producer(s):
    • Mark A. Altman … executive producer (23 episodes, 2019-2020).
    • Jeffery Beach … producer / executive producer (23 episodes, 2019-2020).
    • Sufo Evtimov … line producer (23 episodes, 2019-2020).
    • Steven Kriozere … executive producer (23 episodes, 2019-2020).
    • Chris LeDoux … producer (23 episodes, 2019-2020).
    • Karine Martin … executive producer (23 episodes, 2019-2020).
    • Chris Philip … executive producer (23 episodes, 2019-2020).
    • Phillip J. Roth … producer (23 episodes, 2019-2020).
    • Thomas P. Vitale … executive producer (23 episodes, 2019-2020).
    • Aaron Rattner … producer (19 episodes, 2019-2020).
    • Chris Moreton … co-executive producer (10 episodes, 2020).
    • Hannah Nailor … associate producer (10 episodes, 2020).
    • Brett Simmons … co-producer (10 episodes, 2020).
    • Diane Hendricks … co-executive producer (8 episodes, 2019).
    • Jeff Stentz … co-executive producer (8 episodes, 2019).
    • Kristina Kambitova … associate producer (4 episodes, 2020).
    • Mikael Betru … Visual Effects Producer (1 episode, 2019).
  • Writer(s):
    • Mark A. Altman … (created by) (23 episodes, 2019-2020).
    • Mark A. Altman … (written by) (7 episodes, 2019-2020).
    • Mark A. Altman … (story by) (6 episodes, 2019-2020).
    • Mark A. Altman … (teleplay by) (1 episode, 2020).
    • Steven Kriozere … (written by) (7 episodes, 2019-2020).
    • Steven Kriozere … (teleplay by) (2 episodes, 2020).
    • Steven Kriozere … (story by) (1 episode, 2019).
    • Thomas P. Vitale … (written by) (3 episodes, 2019-2020).
    • Lisa Klink … (teleplay by) (2 episodes, 2019-2020).
    • Darin Scott … (teleplay by) (1 episode, 2019).
    • Darin Scott … (written by) (1 episode, 2020).
    • Brett Simmons … (written by) (2 episodes, 2019).
    • Susan Estelle Jansen … (teleplay by) (1 episode, 2020).
    • Susan Estelle Jansen … (written by) (1 episode, 2020).
    • Michael Hurst … (teleplay by) (1 episode, 2019).
    • John C. Kelley … (written by) (1 episode, 2019).
    • Marco Schnabel … (written by) (1 episode, 2019).
    • Brea Grant … (teleplay by) (1 episode, 2020).
    • Peter Holmstrom … (teleplay by) (1 episode, 2020).
  • Music:
    • Joe Kraemer … (2 episodes, 2019).
    • Penka Kouneva … (1 episode, 2019).
  • Cinematography:
    • Maximilian Schmige … (23 episodes, 2019-2020).
  • Editor(s):
    • Devon Greene … (11 episodes, 2019-2020).
    • Dana Gasparine … (4 episodes, 2019).
    • Ian Harbilas … (2 episodes, 2020).
    • William Paley … (2 episodes, 2020).
    • Chris Patterson … (2 episodes, 2020).
    • Heather Taylor … (1 episode, 2019).
    • Kristina Kromer … (1 episode, 2020).
  • Production:
    • Starlings Television.
    • Vital Signs Entertainment.
    • Radioactive Fishtank.
    • Sony Pictures Television.
    • BUFO.
  • Distributor(s):
    • The CW Network (The CW) (2019) (USA) (all media).
    • Syfy (2020) (UK) (TV).
    • Viaplay (2020) (Finland) (video) (VOD).
    • Viaplay (2020) (Norway) (video) (VOD).
  • Release Date:
    • Series 01: 16 July 2019 to 01 October 2019.
    • Series 02: 04 October 2020 to 13 December 2020.
    • Series 03: ?
  • Running time: 60 minutes (per episode).
  • Rating: 18.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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