Emma Roberts to star in Netflix series Spinning Out
Emma Roberts (American Horror Story, We’re the Millers) is set to star in Spinning Out, a new edgy drama series from Netflix. The streamer has ordered 10-episodes of the series, created by Samantha Stratton (Mr. Mercedes), a former competitive figure skater.
Roberts stars as Kat Baker, 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.
Roberts is currently starring in the eighth season of Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story: Apocalypse on FX. Other recent credits include Who We Are Now, In a Relationship, Nerve, and We’re the Millers. The actress was also recently confirmed to voice the character of Wedgehead in STXfilms’ upcoming animated movie UglyDolls, starring alongside Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton.