Wunmi Mosaku (Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice) has booked a series regular role in CBS’ NASA-themed drama pilot Mission Control, from The Martian author Andy Weir, The Martian producer Simon Kinberg and CBS Studios.
Mission Control revolves around the next generation of NASA astronauts and scientists who juggle their personal and professional lives during a critical mission with no margin for error. Mosaku will play Rayna, the Mission’s public affairs officer. The pilot was written by Weir and directed by Jeremy Podeswa.
In 2010 Mosaku was named one of The Seven Fresh Faces of Toronto International Film Festival, for her role in I Am Slave. Her powerful performance also won Best Actress at the Birmingham Black Film Festival, Best Onscreen performance at the Cultural Diversity Awards, and Best Female performance at the Screen Nation Awards. In 2015, Mosaku played the part of Quentina, a traffic warden, in the three-part BBC series Capital based on John Lanchester’s novel of the same name.
She’ll next be seen in John Ridley’s upcoming Showtime series Guerrilla and ITV’s Fearless. Previous credits include Stephen Poliakoff’s Dancing on the Edge and features Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Philomena. She’s repped by Principal Entertainment LA, Gersh, and Scott Marshal in London.