EXCLUSIVE: Lifetime’s upcoming pilot A Midsummer’s Nightmare has beefed up its suporrting cast, with Rhys Ward, Thomas Cadrot & Anjali Jay signing on to appear in the psychological thriller.
Starring Daisy Head, Jake Robinson, Casey Deidrick, and Ellie Gall, A Midsummer’s Nightmare follows four young lovers – Elena, Liam, Hannah, and Daniel – who steal off into the woods in pursuit of their romantic desires. But, their plans are quickly thwarted when terrifying forces in the deep woods target the stranded group, using their own fantasies and darkest secrets against them.
Ward has signed on for a recurring guest role as Royce, the fraternal twin brother of series regular Daniel, played by Robinson. The character is described as a self-contained and calm future med school student accustomed to holding Daniel’s hand in life. In addition, Thomas Cadrot and Anjali Jay will play Agent plays Wills and Agent Randlas respectively, two FBI agents investigating the mysterious events explored by the show.
Also starring Dominic Monaghan, Eric Balfour, Chelsea Gilligan and Paul Walter Hauser, Gary Fleder (Kingdom, Zoo) is set to direct and executive produce the hour long A Midsummer’s Nightmare pilot, from from a script by Anthony Jaswinski. The pilot is produced by A+E Studios and The Firm.
Ward is repped by Patterson Talent Management, Thor Bradwell at Thirty Three Management, and TalentWorks, Cadrot is repped by Mary Falcon at Play Management Inc., and Jay is repped by Andrew Webster at Webster Talent Management and Claire Maroussas at Independent Talent Group.