Amazon Releases Character Descriptions & Collages For ‘Panic’

It’s not time for Panic just yet, but you might want to keep an eye on Memorial Day weekend. That is when the new Amazon YA thriller/drama will land on Prime Video. We got a bit of info on the series a few weeks ago, but not much about the characters. So today, Amazon released some very cool character collages, along with descriptions for some of our main players. Take a look:

  • Olivia Welch (Fear Street) as “Heather Nill” Heather is a talented writer, but she knows that in real life, you can’t imagine yourself to a happy ending. A self-proclaimed pragmatist, she intends to go through her accounting certification, in the hopes of building a stable life as soon as possible.
  • Jessica Sula (SPLIT) as “Natalie Williams” Natalie’s aspirations include a move to California and become an actress, just like her mother did. The loftiness of her ambitions and her disregard for practicalities belie the discipline and perceptiveness born of growing up a Deputy Sheriff’s daughter.
  • Mike Faist (West Side Story) as “Dodge Mason” Dodge Mason is the new kid in town, and floated almost invisibly through his senior year at the high school. Uniformly level-headed–almost detached–Dodge’s tolerance for danger is perhaps a product of his background in saddle bronc…or symptomatic of a much deeper strain of violence inside of him.
  • Ray Nicholson (Now is Everything) as “Ray Hall” Swaggering, obnoxious, and provocative, Ray comes from a long line of criminals and trailer trash–and is more than happy to be the public bearer of that proud heritage. Having been told his whole life that he is going no where, Ray’s strength comes in nihilistic form–no future means no fear of what’s coming.
  • Camron Jones (Grown-ish) as “Bishop Moore” Bishop is a Good Kid–anyone in Carp would tell you that. Affable, funny, sweet; an all-around athlete and a solid A/A- student; Bishop fulfills the expectations of both the community and his father, the Chief Justice of the County Court.  But a lifetime of inherited pressure has begun to take its toll.
  • Enrique Murciano (Bloodline) as “Sheriff Cortez” A man who wears the mantle of his office heavily, Sheriff Cortez is haunted by loss, alienated from his grieving wife, and single-mindedly focused on the one thing he can control: putting a stop to the game.
  • Moira Kelly (One Tree Hill) as “Laura Cortez” Sheriff Cortez’s Wife. Mired in grief after the death of her son, Laura Cortez is locked in the past–and keeping secrets of her own.
  • Nancy McKeon (The Facts of Life) as “Jessica Mason” Dodge’s single mom. Beautiful, fierce, a fighter. She cares about her two children more than anything and has uprooted the family’s life to pursue justice for her daughter, victim of a hit-and-run that placed her in a wheelchair for life. She is having an affair with Sheriff Cortez.
  • Rachel Bay Jones (Dear Evan Hansen) as “Sherri Nill” A single mother at seventeen, Sherri has been roughed around by life and seeks refuge in the wrong places–notably booze, drugs, and bad men. She does love her children but just doesn’t know how to take care of them. Her temper, hardness, and volatility disguise her vulnerability and belief in her unworthiness.

Check out our Instagram page for more character collages. Be sure to set a reminder to watch Panic on Amazon Prime Video on May 28th. Keep checking back for updates.

Photo Credit: Amazon Studios