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Netflix's 'October Faction' casts Tamara Taylor, J.C. MacKenzie as leads

Bones alum Tamara Taylor and J.C. MacKenzie will head the cast of October Faction, a Netflix sci-fi series based on the comic of the same name.

Taylor and MacKenzie (Molly's Game, Madam Secretary) will play Deloris and Fred Allen, a married couple who also work together as monster hunters. When they return to their upstate New York hometown after the death of Fred's father, they have to keep their hunting activity a secret while discovering the town isn't as peaceful as it seems.

The cast also includes Aurora Burghart and Gabriel Darku as Viv and Geoff, the Allen children, along with Wendy Crewson (Room, Saving Hope), Megan Follows (Reign) and Stephen McHattie (Orphan Black). Follows is also set to direct an episode.

October Faction, based on Steve Niles' IDW comic, is one of three sci-fi shows Netflix ordered straight to series in September, along with The I-Land starring Kate Bosworth and Warrior Nun, based on a manga series.

Damian Kindler (Krypton, Sleepy Hollow) adapted the comic and will serve as executive producer and showrunner. Niles, James Thorpe, Thomas Walden and Eric Birnberg also executive produce.

IDW Entertainment will distribute the series outside the United States and Canada. October Faction is the third show the company has set up at Netflix, along with Locke & Key and V-Wars.

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