The Sunday News
Bruce Ndlovu, Sunday Life Reporter
HOLLYWOOD based Zimbabwean actor Tongayi Chirisa has notched another feather in his cap after being cast in the second season of streaming giant Netflix’s science fiction (sci-fi) space drama Another Life.
Chirisa, who has been cast opposite Katee Sackhoff in the series, will portray the character of Richard Ncube, a decorated veteran of many Earth campaigns. According to a synopsis of the upcoming season, Richard, having seen active duty, is very adept at making life-or-death decisions, and dealing with the fallout after he’s saved someone’s life.
Blockbuster roles are coming in thick and fast for Chirisa, who will soon be co-starring opposite Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti, Peter Gallagher, and J.K. Simmons in Hulu and Neon’s upcoming romantic comedy Palm Springs.
The film debuted at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and sold for a record breaking $22 million rights deal. Chirisa, who is represented by Domain Talent and Industry Entertainment, will also star opposite superstar actress and musician Janelle Monáe in Lionsgate’s upcoming thriller Antebellum.