‘American Odyssey’ Cast Spoilers

American Odyssey

The official summary of the new TV show's first episode, titled Gone Elvis reads: In North Africa, Sgt. Odelle Ballard (Anna Friel) stumbles upon computer files that show a major U.S corporation is secretly funding terrorists. She is able to download the files onto a jump drive, but her unit is attacked before she can tell anyone. While the world is told that her entire team was tragically wiped out by enemy militants, Odelle, the sole survivor, knows the truth: they were attacked by private AMERICAN military contractors because of the information she has on her jump drive. In New York City, corporate litigator Peter Decker (Peter Facinelli) finds himself embroiled with the same corporation Odelle discovered to be funding jihadists. As Peter begins to connect the dots of corruption in the private sphere, political activist Harrison Walters (Jake Robinson) suspects a government cover-up when he meets a hacker (Nate Mooney) with proof that Odelle is still alive. As far as the overall drama itself, NBC has released the plot synopsis, which reads: In this “Traffic"-like action drama, an international conspiracy explodes when the lives of a female Special Forces soldier, a disillusioned corporate lawyer and a political activist from a privileged family unexpectedly collide. After a team of American soldiers battles jihadists in North Africa, they're shocked to learn that they’ve stumbled upon and killed Al Qaeda's top commander. Sgt. Odelle Ballard (Anna Friel, “Pushing Daisies”) — a soldier, mother, wife and the unit's only female member — discovers computer files that prove that a major U.S. corporation is funding the jihadists. But before she can tell anyone, her team is attacked and killed. The world is told that the unit was wiped out by enemy militants, but the truth is that Odelle survived and is the only witness to her unit's true assassins: private military contractors Osela (think “Blackwater”). As Odelle struggles to survive and find her way home, in New York former U.S. Attorney turned corporate litigator Peter Decker (Peter Facinelli, “Nurse Jackie”) finds himself embroiled in a merger with the same company that funded the jihadists. As Peter begins to connect the corrupt dots of this company’s terrorist involvement, Harrison Walters (Jake Robinson, “The Carrie Diaries”), a political activist and trust fund kid, meets a hacker, Bob Offer (Nate Mooney, “The Riches”), who claims to have unearthed a massive military-industrial-complex conspiracy. Bob is right: He's stumbled onto the same cover-up that Odelle discovered, which will soon become a national headline with lethal implications. The only way they'll ever save their country, their families and themselves is by joining forces and exposing the people behind it.


Episode 2 of the season is titled "Oscar Mike" and it's synopsis reads: Sgt. Odelle Ballard (Anna Friel), aware of the target on her back, desperately tries to avoid detection as she and her young Malian companion Aslam (Omar Ghazaoui) hide among the Tuareg on their pilgrimage through the desert. In New York, Harrison Walters fears for his own reputation when hacker Bob (Nate Mooney) becomes reluctant to share his evidence that Odelle Ballard is alive. Racked with guilt over the murder of drone pilot Danny Gentry, Peter (Peter Facinelli) takes his suspicions about Societel to the Department of Justice and faces threats after attempting to gather information against the company from within. Jim True-Frost, Sadie Sink, Elena Kampouris, Daniella Pineda, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Treat Williams also star. Episode three is titled "Drop King," episode 4 is "Tango Uniform" and episode 5 is "Beat Feet."


Additional cast members of the show include Jim True-Frost (“The Wire”), Sadie Sink, Omar Ghazaoui, Elena Kampouris (“Men, Women & Children”), Daniella Pineda, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (“Lost”) and Treat Williams (“Everwood”.)


To check out the best still shots from the premiere episode, click through our gallery and get to know the cast. (NBC)

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