Banita Sandhu, who made her acting debut in Bollywood with Shoojit Sircar’s film October in 2018, will be seen on US TV in Pandora, a sci-fi action series.
Rounding out the series regular cast are Oliver Dench, Raechelle Banno, John Harlan Kim, Ben Radcliffe, Banita, Martin Bobb-Semple and Noah Huntley. Production is underway in Bulgaria. A premiere date has not yet been set, reports Deadline.
Banita tweeted on Wednesday 8 May: "So thrilled to announce my next project with The CW."
Banita's October co-star Varun Dhawan tweeted on Thursday morning: "Wohooo so proud of u bani j. Does this mean I have to get in touch with your agent now to see u ?"
Set in the year 2199, Pandora centres on Jax, played by Priscilla, a resourceful young woman who has lost everything after the death of her parents but finds a new life at Earth's Space Training Academy where she and her friends learn to defend the Galaxy from threats, both alien and human.
Banita will play Delaney Pilar, Jax's roommate.
She is a brilliant, nannite-enhanced woman with cybernetic implants who is able to process information more quickly as she is perpetually connected to the Datastream. Because of her enhanced abilities, Pilar initially comes off as aloof and egotistical around others.
Pandora will premiere on The CW sometime later this year.