Sam Neill Joins Eric Bana In Netflix Limited Series ‘Untamed’

EXCLUSIVE: Sam Neill (Jurassic Park, Apples Never Fall) is set to star opposite Eric Bana in Netflix’s limited series Untamed, from Warner Bros. Television and studio-based John Wells Productions.

Written by Mark L. Smith and Elle Smith, Untamed is a character-driven mystery-thriller that follows Kyle Turner (Bana), a special agent for the National Parks Service who works to enforce human law in nature’s vast wilderness. The investigation of a brutal death sends Turner on a collision course with the dark secrets within the park, and in his own past.

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Neill will play Paul Souter who has been the chief park ranger in Yosemite for half his life. He’s a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, and friend to Turner (Bana). He’s comfortable in all facets of his job, whether it’s dealing with crime inside the park or with the bureaucracy around it.

Mark L. Smith and Elle Smith serve as co-showrunners and executive produce alongside Bana, John Wells and Erin Jontow via John Wells Productions, Todd Black and Tony Shaw for Escape Artists Entertainment, Steve Lee Jones for Bee Holder Productions, and Cliff Roberts for Syndicate Entertainment. Warner Bros. Television is the studio.

Neill was most recently seen starring opposite Annete Bening in Peacock’s limited series Apples Never Fall. An Emmy nominee for the 1998 NBC miniseries Merlin, Neill recently reprised two franchise roles, Alan Grant in Jurassic World: Dominion and Actor Odin in Thor: Love and Thunder. He’ll also soon be seen reprising his role as senior lawyer Brett Colby in Season 2 of Australian crime drama The Twelve. Neill is repped by Authentic Talent & Literary Management, CAA, Shanahan Management, and The Artists Partnership.

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