British actress Ophelia Lovibond is set to make her U.S. television debut as a recurring on Season 3 of CBS’ drama Elementary. Lovibond will play Kitty Winter, Detective Sherlock Holmes’ (Jonny Lee Miller) new apprentice in New York, who immediately becomes rivals with her predecessor, Joan Watson (Lucy Liu). Kitty’s reasons for undertaking Holmes’ partnership are nebulous, and her new arrangement with Sherlock will have ongoing repercussions for his relationship with Joan. Lovibond most recently appeared on UK comedy series Mr. Sloane, and can next be seen in Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy to be released on August 1.
Gabrielle Walsh has been cast in CW’s veteran drama The Vampire Diaries. She will play Sarah, who comes to Mystic Falls with spunk, street smarts and a shady agenda. The role is possibly recurring and will be introduced in the sixth season premiere on October 2. Walsh, repped by Greene & Associates Talent Agency and Luber Roklin, was most recently seen in Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones.
Sydney Penny has booked a recurring role on ABC Family’s hit drama Pretty Little Liars, from Warner Horizon and Alloy. Penny will play Leona Vanderwaal, mother of Mona Vanderwaal (Janel Parrish). She is repped by Bob McGowan of McGowan Management and Stone Manners Salners.