Tracy Ifeachor (The Originals) has joined the series regular cast of ABC pilot Spark, from writer Michael Cooney and producers Ian Sander & Kim Moses. Spark is a lavish primetime drama series of passion, greed and hope in a Steampunk reality, circa 2016. Set in an alternate history where gas and coal fuel the world, the drama centers on the battle for power between two rival families and a rebellious young woman with a spark of invention that could level both their empires. Ifeachor will play Logan Reese, an attractive, quick and confident young forensic investigator who has just transferred to the Investigative Division of the city’s Watch. Ifeachor currently recurs on The Originals. Other television credits include a starring role in Crossbones, the UK series Strike Back and Dr. Who. She is repped by APA, United Artists in the UKNB Management, and Joel VanderKloot at Nelson Davis.

Brianne Howey (Scream Queens) has signed on for a series regular role in Fox drama pilot The Exorcist, a modern reinvention inspired by William Blatty’s 1971 book. Written by Jeremy Slater, The Exorcist is described as a propulsive, serialized psychological thriller following two very different men tackling one family’s case of horrifying demonic possession and confronting the face of true evil. Howey will play Charlotte, a former ballet dancer, once the golden child, she has not been the same since her terrible accident. Now depressed and anti-social, she’s closed off and guarded. So much so that her mother has begun to believe she might be influenced by a demon, though the thought would make Charlotte laugh. Howey is repped by Untitled Entertainment and Julian Zajfen at Ziffren Brittenham.