The 13-episode drama is executive produced by Ronald D. Moore ("Battlestar Galactica"), Steven Maeda ("Lost," "The X-Files") who is also showrunner, and Lynda Obst ("Contact").
Cameron Porsandeh, who wrote the pilot, will serve as a Co-Executive Producer.
"The Wolverine's" Hiroyuki Sanada also stars as Dr. Hiroshi Hataki, director of the outpost and its mysterious viral research program.
TV vet Jeffrey Reiner ("Friday Night Lights," "Awake") is directing the show's premiere episode. He replaces "twilight" vet David Slade, who left the project two weeks ago.
Reiner also directed the 90-minute pilot of the "Battlestar Galactica" prequel for Moore and Syfy.