BBC America seems to like science fiction, with shows like Dr. Who, Torchwood, and now Survivors, a post-viral apocalypse drama with quite a few familiar faces from the other shows. Freema Agyeman will likely be the first familiar face to those who might not watch other Brit shows. As Martha Jones, she's been both a regular and a guest on both Dr. Who and Torchwood. Agyeman plays schoolteacher Jenny Collins.
Shaun Dingwall was a recurring guest on Dr. Who as Rose's father. On Survivors, he's also a father, David Grant. Sharp eyes might also remember Nikki Amuka–Bird from the "Sleeper" episode of Torchwood in 2008. Here, she's Samantha Willis, a press minister with the misfortune of being the face of the British government as the flu decimates the population.
Paterson Joseph, also known as Space Marshal Clarke on Hyperdrive, plays Greg Preston, who unfortunately gets his wish for a new life on Survivors. Zoë Tapper, who's practically a staple of BBC America occult shows (Demons, Hex) plays Dr. Anya Raczynski. You can guess what she was up to when the outbreak hit.
Lastly, Phillip Rhys, who played Proto Zoa in Disney's Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century and Zenon: The Zequel plays Al Sadiq, a privileged playboy who's clearly going to get a reality check before the end of the first episode.
Survivors premieres on BBC America on Saturday February 13th. A sneak peek is currently available on BBC America On Demand.