The Blood Red Sky cast includes Peri Baumeister, Dominic Purcell and Alexander Scheer. This article contains minor spoilers for the 108-minute Netflix film. Access more streaming guides in the Know the Cast section.
Directed by Peter Thorwarth, Blood Red Sky follows a vampire woman who attempts to protect her son during an airline hijacking. Peri Baumeister carries the film with her lead performance, and Dominic Purcell provides some minor comedic relief as a domineering baddie. Overall, Blood Red Sky prioritizes kick-ass visuals that will appeal to genre fans but offers little in terms of character development. Root for the female vampire, laugh when the male villains get owned. For a two-hour film, there’s not much depth beyond the central story about a woman who loves her son, a boy who loves his mother, and an Arabic-speaking man who doesn’t want to get blamed for a hijacking. See below for a Know the Cast breakdown of Blood Red Sky’s protagonists and villains.
Blood Red Sky Cast: Peri Baumeister as Nadja
Character Profile: A Transatlantic airline passenger who seemingly needs new blood marrow. During a flight, she’s attacked by hijackers and transforms into a vampire. Flashback sequences reveal Nadja’s backstory as she attempts to protect her son from a terrorist group in the present.
Baumeister’s Resume: Bernadette in Irre sind männlich, Elisabeth Heisenberg in The Saboteurs, Vanessa in Unsere Zeit ist jetzt, Gisela in The Last Kingdom, Sara in Skylines
Blood Red Sky Cast: Carl Anton Koch as Elias
Character Profile: Nadja’s innocent son who is forced to engage with airline hijackers. He bonds with a fellow passenger named Farid, who negotiates with authorities during bookend sequences.
Koch’s Resume: Kurt Fankhauser in Das Wichtigste im Leben
Blood Red Sky Cast: Alexander Scheer as Eightball
Character Profile: A psychotic airline hijacker and member of the terrorist group Caliphate. He spontaneously shoots Nadja and later injects himself with her blood. In the second half, Eightball turns into a vampire.
Scheer’s Resume: Micha Ehrenreich in Sun Alley, Keith Richard in Eight Mile High, Johannes Weinrich in Carlos, Gerhard Gundermann in Gundermann, Josef Terboven in The Spy
Blood Red Sky Cast: Kais Setti as Farid
Character Profile: An Arabic-speaking passenger with pilot experience. He realizes that he’s been positioned as the fall man in a terrorist plot. Farid makes his case to authorities at the beginning and ending of the film.
Setti’s Resume: Kareem Tarik-Amir in Dogs of Berlin, Ilias in Tracing Addai
Blood Red Sky Cast: Dominic Purcell as Berg
Character Profile: A Caliphate terrorist who chastises Eightball for his behavior. Berg follows orders during the hijacking but ultimately gets killed by Berg in the first half of the movie.
Purcell’s Resume: Seamus in Equilibrium, Drake in Blade: Trinity, Davies in Killer Elite, Lincoln Burrows in Prison Break, Jim Baxford in Assault on Wall Street
The Blood Red Sky cast alsoincludes Gordon Brown (Valhalla Rising), Graham McTavish (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug), Kai Ivo Baulitz (The Lives of Others), Roland Møller (Atomic Blonde) and Chidi Ajufo (The Gentlemen).
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