Kaya Scodelario replaces Emma Roberts in Netflix’s Spinning Out
Following Emma Roberts’ sudden exit from Netflix’s Spinning Out, Deadline reports that Maze Runner star Kaya Scodelario has been cast in the lead role the edgy drama series which will center around figure skating. Roberts withdrawal from the drama was due to a scheduling conflict with another project. The show was created by a former competitive figure skater Samantha Statton (Mr. Mercedes).
Scodelario is best known her role as Effy Stonem in the British teen drama titled Skins and has also appeared in The Maze Runner film series opposite Dylan O’Brien. She will next be seen in the crime thriller Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile which is set to premiere in January 2019 at the Sundance Film Festival.
Spinning Out is a 10-episode series that follows the story of Kat Baker (Scodelario), an up-and-coming, high-level single skater who’s about to turn in her skates after a disastrous fall took her off the competition track. When Kat seizes an opportunity to continue her career as a pair skater with a talented bad-boy partner, she risks exposing a fiercely kept secret that could unravel her entire life. On and off the ice, Kat and her new partner will face daunting odds, injury to body and soul, financial sacrifice, and even potential mental breakdown on their way to realizing their Olympic dream.
Stratton and Lara Olsen (90210, Free Rein) will serve as co-showrunners and executive producers for the Netflix series. Tory Tunnell and Joby Harold will also executive produce for Safehouse Pictures.
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