The Vampire Diaries alum Chris Wood has booked a recurring role opposite AnnaSophia Robb on the second season of PBS’ Mercy Street. Wood will play Captain Lance Van Der Berg, a handsome young Union captain lodging at the Green home when he strikes up a budding romance with Alice Green (Robb). The period drama series tells the story of two volunteer nurses working on opposite sides of the Civil War. Best known for his role as Kai on Season 6 of The Vampire Diaries, Wood recurred on The Carrie Diaries and can be seen in The CW’s Containment. He’s repped by CAA and Brookside Artist Management.
Paula Jai Parker is set for a recurring role on Season 4 of Showtime drama series Ray Donovan. Parker will play Sylvie, a lounge singer at Buffalo Bill’s Casino in Primm, NV. Liev Schreiber stars in the title role as L.A.’s best professional fixer, the man called in to make the city’s celebrities, superstar athletes and business moguls’ most complicated and combustible situations go away. Parker most recently recurred as Margarita on Freeform’s Recovery Road. Her other TV credits include Family Time, Hand of God and True Blood. She’s repped by Matthew Jackson at Rebel Entertainment Partners and managed by FORM.B. entertainment.