Panic on Prime Video: Did you recognize Jack Nicholson's son in the series?  - News Series on TV

Panic on Prime Video: Did you recognize Jack Nicholson’s son in the series? – News Series on TV

Mathilde Fontaine
Mathilde Fontaine

Brand content cine-series editor

The one who is a fan of Friends and could work at Dunder Mifflin. Never miss a movie screening, dream of living in a Sautet film, of doing a choreography with the Vega brothers (those of Tarantino) and of going to a Boom with Vic! (“And there, normally, I need a Latin quote …”)

Unveiled on Amazon Prime Video this May 28, “Panic” highlights a bunch of students who compete in a game as exciting as it is frightening. And among the stars of the series hides the son of the famous Jack Nicholson. Have you spotted him?

This Friday, May 28, aficionados of young-adult literature will be able to find the adaptation of a bestseller of the genre on Amazon Prime Video. Seven years after having seduced readers with Panic, Lauren Oliver unveils the series adapted from her novel on a cruel and immersive game on a human scale.

Composed of 10 episodes, Panic immerses us in the small town of Carp, Texas. Terminals students are used to facing each other in a series of challenges with a large sum of money for the winner, and the hope of escaping their fate.

This game will take a whole new turn with a bigger prize pool and more dangerous rules than ever before. Thus, the students will be confronted with their greatest fears to win the jackpot, while trying to unmask the mysterious organizers …

On screen, spectators will have the joy of finding Olivia Welch (Fear Street) in the lead role of Heather Nill, Mike Faist (Touched With Fire) in that of Dodge Mason or Jessica Sula (Skins) in the guise of Natalie Williams. A cast in which hides the son of an actor so emblematic of the cinematographic landscape.


If the face of Ray Hall means something to you, it is no coincidence since this character is played by… Ray Nicholson! As his last name suggests, the actor is none other than the youngest son of Jack Nicholson, born of his marriage to Rebecca Broussard. Now 29 years old, the actor started his career in 2006 in La Revanche des Losers.

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And if he appeared in 2019 in the drama Now Is Everything with Anthony Hopkins, Ray Nicholson this year gives the answer to Cary Mulligan in Promising Young Woman (released in theaters on May 26) in addition to being one of the headliners of the Panic event series. We just have to wish him the same success as his famous dad!

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