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'Lost Girl' Favorite Boards AMC's 'Turn' (Exclusive)
AMC's Revolutionary War drama Turn is enlisting a Lost Girl star.
Ksenia Solo has boarded the sophomore drama as a series regular, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Turn, based on Alexander Rose's book Washington's Spies, hails from Nikita's Craig Silverstein and is executive produced by Barry Josephson. Set during the summer of 1778, the drama centers on a New York farmer named Abe Woodhull, who bands together with a group of childhood friends to form the Culper Ring, a group of spies who turn the tide in America's fight for independence.
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Solo will play Peggy Shippen, who hails from one of the richest families in the capital of Philadelphia who is well-versed in politics, foreign affairs and finance. Both an urban sophisticate and a homebody of sorts, she is devoted to her family, particularly to her father Edward, becoming his favorite despite being the youngest of four daughters. Peggy navigates the complications of the family's pro-British politics in the patriot capital. In doing so she demonstrates a quality uncommon for her background: sacrifice. Peggy heroically sacrifices her happiness for the cause she believes in and the man she loves and eventually marries: Benedict Arnold.
AMC this month also cast The Mentalist alum Owain Yeoman to play Benedict Arnold.
Solo has played Kenzie on Syfy's Lost Girl since its start. She won a Gemini Award for her supporting role on the series in 2011 and was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for the same gig. The show was renewed for a fifth and final season, though a return date has not yet been determined for the Canadian import. Repped by Paradigm and The Schiff Co., her credits include The CW's Life Unexpected, Black Swan and The Factory.
AMC renewed Turn for a second season in June. The series returns with 10 episodes at a yet-to-be announced date in 2015.