True Blood alumna Mariana Klaveno is set for a recurring role on ABC’s new drama series Designated Survivor, toplined by 24 star Kiefer Sutherland. In Designated Survivor, from The Mark Gordon Co. and ABC Studios, Tom Kirkman (Sutherland), a lower-level cabinet member, unexpectedly becomes President after a devastating attack on Washington. He will struggle to prevent the country and his own family from falling into chaos, as he is thrust into one of the most difficult presidencies in history. Klaveno will play the mysterious and calculating Dark-Haired Woman, a clandestine operator in league with the people behind the Capitol attack. Klaveno most recently wrapped an arc on DirecTV’s Full Circle. She is repped by APA and Shelter Entertainment.
Tyrant alumna Moran Atias has joined the cast of Fox’s 24 franchise reboot 24: Legacy. The limited series, starring Straight Outta Compton‘s Corey Hawkins, chronicles a race against the clock to stop a terrorist attack on U.S. soil. It will follow the original series’ real-time format. Atias will play
the mysterious Sidra, Tony Almeida’s strong, attractive and intense associate who instigates feelings of distrust between Tony and former Head of CTU Rebecca Ingram, played by Miranda Otto. Atias was most recently seen as standout female lead Leila in Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff’s series Tyrant for FX. Moran also costarred in Third Person, directed by Paul Haggis, and in The Next Three Days opposite Russell Crowe and Liam Neeson.
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