The Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes just gained five more inhabitants. Travis Jeffery, Neil Sandilands, Sara Wiseman, Lydia Peckham, and Ras-Samuel Weld A’abzgi have all joined the cast of the upcoming Apes sequel, which is set to begin a new chapter in the decades-long saga. They join the previously announced Owen Teague, Freya Allan, Peter Macon, and Kevin Durand to round out an impressive ensemble. There are currently no details on their roles or, truthfully, the plot of the film, but the latest entry in the franchise is expected to take place in the same universe as Matt Reeves‘ critically-acclaimed trilogy. The Maze Runner‘s Wes Ball will take over directing duties, as Reeves has moved on to his Batman projects.
Jeffrey is best known for his roles in films like Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and Angelina Jolie‘s Unbroken, along with television appearances in projects such as AMC’s Preacher and Netflix’s Heartbreak High. Sandilands recently appeared in Netflix’s surprise hit Sweet Tooth and has found plenty of work at The CW in shows like The Flash and The 100. Wiseman is currently starring in Peacock’s mystery series One Of Us Is Lying, while Welda’abzgi can next be seen in the Disney+ original series, The Clearing. As for Peckham, she is perhaps best known for her role in Netflix’s live-action Cowboy Bebop adaptation, as well as a litany of indie projects like Only Cloud Knows and Take Home Pay.
Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes is set to release on May 24th, 2024.