1:30pm PT by Kate Stanhope
Keke Palmer Joins 'Berlin Station' Season 2 as Series Regular
Keke Palmer is on the move.
The Scream Queens star has joined Epix's Berlin Station as a series regular for season two, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Berlin Station centers on a CIA office in the midst of an investigation into a now-infamous whistleblower. The series follows Daniel Miller (Richard Armitage), a new arrival to Berlin’s CIA station, who is on a clandestine mission to uncover the source of the Thomas Shaw leaks.
Palmer will play April Lewis, the newest and youngest case officer assigned to Berlin Station on her first field assignment after making her mark as an analyst at Langley. With a bracing combination of millennial intrepidity and old-fashioned sass, April brings a new-guard mentality often at odds with her old-guard colleagues in a system struggling to preserve its besieged identity. But she is determined to make her mark in Berlin, as she did back home at Headquarters.
She joins a cast that also includes Rhys Ifans, Richard Jenkins, Michelle Forbes, Leland Orser and Tamlyn Tomita. The 10-episode second season of Berlin Station, which hails from Paramount Television and Anonymous Content, begins production in April.
Berlin Station, one of Epix's first original scripted series, was renewed in November.
Palmer is the latest Scream Queens star to line up a new role. Lea Michele recently signed on for a role in Daveed Diggs' ABC comedy. Sources say Palmer was, like Michele, released from her Scream Queens contract. Although the horror-comedy anthology appears unlikely to return, Palmer would not return if it is renewed.
Palmer's other credits include Fox's Grease Live!, Masters of Sex and Ice Age: Collision Course. She is repped by WME, Laron Entertainment and Hertz Lichtenstein.