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John Ottway
"Once more into the fray. Into the last good fight I'll ever know. Live and die on this day. Live and die on this day."
Played By: Liam Neeson


John Diaz
"I got a book. It's called "We're all fucked". It's a bestseller."
Played By: Frank Grillo

  • Hot-Blooded: His first appearance shows him getting into a fight. He's also aggressive toward the other survivors.
  • I Will Only Slow You Down: He tells Ottway and Hendrick that he can't continue any further after suffering a knee injury. He makes peace with them and himself before they move on.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: After the crash, he mocks the other survivors for their attempts to survive and steals from the dead. Later it's revealed that he's a lonely, scared man trying to compensate.


Jerome Talget

Played By: Dermot Mulroney


Pete Hendrick

Played By: Dallas Roberts

  • The Heart: Of all the survivors, he's the most conscientious and believes in respecting the dead.
  • Nice Guy: Hendrick is an essentially kind man.


Jackson Burke

Played By: Nonso Anozie

  • Black Dude Dies First: Averted. Burke is badly injured in the crash but outlives other survivors like Lewenden, Hernandez and Flannery. Eventually, his injuries catch up with him and he dies during a blizzard.


Todd Flannery

Played By: Joe Anderson

  • The Ditz: Flannery isn't all that bright, thinking that Ottway's wolf bite will mean he'll get some kind of rabies that equates to becoming a werewolf.
  • Motor Mouth: Flannery cannot stop talking. He jabbers incessantly to anyone who's listening, and anyone who isn't. This trait deeply irritates Ottway and the other survivors.


Luke Lewenden

Played By: James Badge Dale

  • Alliterative Name: Luke Lewenden
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: Mortally wounded after the crash, Lewenden dies in Ottway's arms.
  • Face Death with Dignity: With Ottway's help, Lewenden is able to accept his death and pass away.
  • Red Shirt: His entire screentime consists of him dying.
  • Peaceful in Death: Ottway calmly tells Lewenden that he's going to die; his injuries are too severe and there's no way to treat them. He helps Lewenden to focus on his happy memories and just drift away into death, which he does.



Played By: Ben Bray

  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Being ripped apart by wolves isn't the most pleasant way to go.
  • Mauve Shirt: He gets zero characterization beyond having a kid and being frustrated by a videogame before being killed to establish that yes, the wolves are an active danger who won't keep to themselves.

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