According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ksenia Solo (Lost Girl) has joined the cast of AMC period drama TURN: Washington’s Spies. She’s set to become a series regular and play Peggy Shippen, an urban sophisticate from one of the richest, most powerful families in Philadelphia. While navigating her family’s ties to the British in the patriot capital, Peggy decides to sacrifice her happiness for a cause she believes in and a man that she loves: Benedict Arnold (Owain Yeoman).
Based on the Alexander Rose book Washington’s Spies and adapted for television by Craig Silverstein (Nikita), TURN: Washington’s Spies tells the story of New York farmer Abe Woodhull (Jamie Bell) as he brings together what would become The Culper Ring, a group of childhood friends whose espionage turns the tide in the Revolutionary War. The series also stars Seth Numrich (Gravity), Heather Lind (Boardwalk Empire), Daniel Henshall (The Babadook), Burn Gorman (The Dark Knight Rises), and Angus Macfayden (Braveheart).
In addition to her role on the Syfy/Showcase drama, Solo has appeared on the likes of Life Unexpected, Nikita, and Moonlight. It’s as yet unclear whether she’ll be returning for the final season of Lost Girl, though it seems unlikely that she’ll be appearing in the first of two episode batches slated to conclude the supernatural series after five seasons.
The second season of TURN: Washington’s Spies is slated to premiere in spring 2015 on AMC. The first season is currently being replayed on Saturdays alongside new episodes of Hell on Wheels.
Will you be watching the second season of TURN? Do you think we’ll see Kenzi again on Lost Girl, given that Solo has a full-time gig now? Who else would you like to see join the cast?