Johnny Weir signs on for Netflix’s Spinning Out
The Hollywood Reporter has brought word that former Olympian Johnny Weir has signed on to join the cast of the upcoming Netflix skating drama series Spinning Out as the rival to the lead characters.
Weir’s casting comes on the heels of Kaya Scodelairo (The Maze Runner) replacing Emma Roberts (American Horror Story) in the lead role, as well as the additions of Evan Roderick (Arrow), Sarah Wright Olsen (American Made), Will Kemp (Reign), Kaitlyn Leeb (Shadowhunters), Amanda Zhou (October Faction) and Mitchell Edwards (Roxanne Roxanne).
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.
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