‘Salvation’ is an American suspense drama television series that airs on CBS. Created by Liz Kruger, Craig Shapiro, and Matt Wheeler, the show is somewhat of a derivative of the Bruce Willis starrer 1998 sci-fi film, ‘Armageddon’, and follows the sequence of events that unfold when an MIT student discovers that an asteroid capable of destroying all life is slated to hit Earth in six months’ time.
A relatively new show, Season 1 of ‘Salvation’, consisting of 13 episodes, hit viewers’ screens on July 12, 2017. Despite poor reviews from critics and a lukewarm reception from viewers, CBS renewed the show for its second season on October 18, 2017. Less than a year later, Season 2, also consisting of 13 episodes, premiered on June 25, 2018. While fans of the show were hoping to see it return for a third season, CBS did not indulge them and pulled the plug on ‘Salvation’ after Season 2. Here’s everything you need to know about it.
Salvation Cast: Who’s in it?
In the show, Santiago Cabrera plays the role of the protagonist, Darius Tanz. A billionaire scientist and the founder of Tanz Industries, Darius becomes a vital player in the United States preparations to defend against the incoming asteroid. After briefly serving as the Vice President of US, Darius also goes on to become the President of the US after the assassination of President Mackenzie.
Jennifer Finnigan, meanwhile, plays the role of Grace Barrows, who starts off as the Pentagon Press Secretary, and later goes on to become a senior advisor first to President Mackenzie and then to President Darius Tanz. Grace also shares an intimate relationship with the US Deputy Secretary of Defense, Harris Edwards, who is played by Ian Anthony Dale. Further, Charlie Rowe plays the role of MIT student Liam Cole, who discovers that the massive asteroid is headed towards Earth. Liam later becomes Darius’ protege, and the two together try to prevent catastrophe by creating an electromagnetic drive for a gravity tractor that they hope can steer the asteroid of its course.
Other main cast members in the show include Jacqueline Byers as science fiction writer Jillian Hayes, Rachel Drance as Grace’s daughter Zoe Barrows, Shazi Raja as investigative reporter Amanda Neel, Ashley Thomas as D.C. police detective Alonzo Carter, and Melia Kreiling as the brilliant computer scientist, Alycia Vrettou. Both Kreiling and Thomas joined the show for Season 2.