Willow Shields joins Kaya Scodelario in Netflix’s Spinning Out
Following the recent casting of Kaya Scodelario (The Maze Runner) in Spinning Out, Deadline reports that The Hunger Games alum Willow Shields has signed on for the role of Serena in the figure skating drama series. Serena is the younger sister of Kat Baker, described as a girl who has discipline and fierce determination. She has a complicated relationship with her older sister due to their competitiveness with each other.
Shields is best known for her role as Primrose Everdeen in The Hunger Games film series opposite Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson (Future Man) and Liam Hemsworth (Isn’t It Romantic).
Spinning Out is a 10-episode series created by former competitive figure skater Samantha Statton (Mr. Mercedes). It will follow 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.
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.
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