TV: Jamie Bamber and Riley Smith To Play Brothers on ‘The Messengers’

October 13, 2014 | Posted By In Television, TV Casting | 2908 Views


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A former solider from space and a former vampire are headed to work on a farm. Jamie Bamber and Riley Smith have nabbed recurring roles on The CW’s midseason sci-fi drama “The Messengers,” according to EW.

On the show, a mysterious object hits Earth and five strangers collapse only to discover they’ve somehow acquired new powers, like super strength and miraculous healing, when they wake up. They soon discover their new mission may be to save the world, literally. “The Messengers” stars Joel Courtney, Sofia Black-D’EliaAnna Diop, Jon Fletcher, Diogo MorgadoJD Pardo and Shantel VanSanten.

Bamber and Smith will play a pair of brothers, Vincent and Mark Plowman, respectively. The two brothers are higher ups in their family’s farming empire, Plowman Family Farms. Vincent is the face of the business and the more ambitious of the two brothers. That ambition is put to the test with his attempt to develop farming technology that would solve the famine and drought problems across the globe. Mark, on the other hand, is the type to work on the actual farms, described as a visionary with very strong family values, but sometimes joins his brother in the boardroom. With Vincent’s presence overshadowing Mark’s, tension has been building for quite some time. Mark’s resentment coupled with Vincent’s ambition may just be Plowman Family Farms’ downfall.

Bamber is best known for playing Lee ‘Apollo’ Adama on “Battlestar Galactica.” His other credits include “Law & Order: UK,” “Perception” and the short lived “Monday Mornings.” Smith, most recently seen on the final season of “True Blood,” has previously been seen on “24” and “90210.”


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