The Young & the Restless‘ Sofia Pernas has been cast as a regular opposite Laura Brent and Luke Allen-Gale in the CW’s genre-themed drama pilot Transylvania. She replaces Amrita Acharia who was originally cast in the role.
It’s been a whirlwind 48 hours for Pernas. On Monday, she was let go early from her Young & the Restless contract due to budgetary reasons. Twenty-four hours later, she had auditioned, tested, and booked the role in Transylvania, and today, she got on a plane to go to the pilot shoot.
Written by Hugh Sterbakov and directed by Jason Ensler, Transylvania is set in 1880 and centers on Victoria (Brent), a headstrong young woman in search of her missing father who ventures from NYC to Transylvania where she teams up with a wrongfully disgraced Scotland Yard Detective (Allen-Gale), and together they witness the births of the most famous monsters and villains in history. Pernas will play Coriander, an exotic gypsy, the leader of the matriarchal Szgany clan that runs the fleshpots of the Old City — the haunted spot where Vlad the Impaler once killed thousands of their tribe.
Morocco-born Pernas is repped by Ryan Daly at Zero Gravity Management, and Innovative Artists.