Jessica Camacho and Eric Dane cast in Amazon Prime’s ‘Countdown’

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Following last week’s announcement that saw Jensen Ackles cast in new Prime Video thriller series Countdown, comes news of costars Jessica Camacho and Eric Dane. The series has been created for Amazon by Derek Haas (the writer/producer behind the One Chicago franchise) and has been greenlit for a 13 episode order.

The official logline for the show says that it begins, “following a suspicious murder in broad daylight, which leads to LAPD officer Mark Meachum (Ackles) being recruited to join a secret task force of undercover agents from all branches of law enforcement to investigate. But as the truth of a more sinister plot comes into focus, the team must overcome their conflicting personal agendas to unite and save a city of millions.”

Joining Ackles, Jessica Camacho has been cast as DEA Agent Amber Oliveras, who is described as a “badass who won’t take crap from anyone. She’s intrigued by this new opps team and though she seems to do well enough on her own, it’ll be a nice change of pace working with others.” Camacho is best known for her roles in Watchmen (2019), All Rise, and The Flash, in addition to previous roles as government agents in Sleepy Hollow and S.W.A.T.

Eric Dane has also joined the cast due to Euphoria‘s season three being on hold, freeing up the cast to take on other roles. Dane joins the team as Nathan Blythe, the Special Agent in Charge who carefully assembles the task force. With 22 years of experience under his belt, Blythe is described as, “Military cut, trim, fit, and packing an imposing glare, he’s seen a lot in his days on the job, and he has a passion for fighting for justice.”

The series has been developed as a starring vehicle for Ackles, who has spent the last couple of years working in guest spots since the end of his 15 season run starring in Supernatural. Ackles is part of a first-look deal at Amazon MGM studios under his production company Chaos Machine, which he runs with wife Danneel.

With no word on an official release date just yet, hopefully fans won’t be kept in suspense for long and the countdown can begin.

Words by Camille Murray

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