Afton Williamson has signed to appear on NBC’s Blindspot in a recurring role as a member of the FBI Counter Espionage division assisting Kurt Weller and the team. Her first episode is the Blindspot fall finale set to air Monday November 23, with a second appearance planned when the show returns in 2016.
Williamson also stars with Tristan Wilds and Wood Harris in VH1’s upcoming movie/backdoor pilot The Breaks which airs on January 4, 2016. Set in 1990’s New York City, the film follows Nikki (Williamson), a law student who leaves that career behind to pursue her dreams in the music industry. Afton’s other upcoming credits include an appearance in the HBO miniseries Crime, the USA pilot Brooklyn Animal Control, and the independent film Finding Her, due in theaters in 2016. She previously appeared as District Attorney Alison Medding on the Cinemax drama Banshee, as Helen Walker on Homeland, and Haley Mercury on The Following. She’s by Suskin Management and Leading Artists.
Benjamin Papac has signed on to play the lead in the new CW SEED series, Saving the Human Race. Set to premiere on the streaming service in 2016, Saving The Human Race follows Matt (Papac), a wide-eyed teen living in a post apocalypse zombie world. With his cyborg best friend, he’s looking for a willing partner to help repopulate the earth. It’s based on the 2012 short of the same name.
Papac recently appeared on The Walking Dead as “Albert,” and is back on AMC, co-starring on the new AMC series Into the Badlands. He’s also had roles on NCIS: New Orleans, and Battle Creek, among others. He’s repped by LG Management’s Nicole Seymour, APA and The People Store.