Two-time Olympian and NBC correspondent Johnny Weir, Sarah Wright Olsen (American Made, Marry Me), Will Kemp (Reign, Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce), Kaitlyn Leeb (Shadowhunters, Total Recall), Amanda Zhou (October Faction, IT: Chapter Two) and Mitchell Edwards (All American, The Fix) have joined the cast of Spinning Out, Netflix’s upcoming drama series set in the world of competitive figure skating. They join previous cast leads Kaya Scodelario, Willow Shields and Evan Roderick.
Created by former competitive skater Samantha Stratton (Mr. Mercedes), Spinning Out centers on Kat Baker (Scodelario), an up-and-coming, high-level single skater who’s about to turn in her skates after a disastrous fall took her off the competition track. When Kat seizes an opportunity to continue her career as a pairs skater with talented bad-boy partner Justin (Roderick), she risks exposing a fiercely kept secret that could unravel her entire life. On and off the ice, Kat and Justin will face daunting odds, injury to body and soul, financial sacrifice and even potential mental breakdown on their way to realizing their Olympic dream. Justin’s wild, party-boy antics long have been overlooked due to his Olympic-level skating abilities. When he teams up with Kat, he finds he has finally met his match on and off the ice. Shields plays Serena Baker.
Weir plays Gabe, who seems like an easygoing guy — but under his funny, laidback exterior, he’s a cutthroat competitor who will stop at nothing to beat Kat and Justin.
Olsen is Mandy, Justin’s stepmother. Raised in rural Kentucky, Mandy started her own real estate business from scratch. She fell in love with Justin’s widower father when she sold him a house and has helped raise his two younger sons.
Kemp portrays Mitch, the charming, British ‘it coach’ in the region who has gotten scores of girls into high-level competitions. When he first signs on to be Serena’s coach, she’s sure that she finally will beat her sister.
Leeb is Leah, Gabe’s skating partner who is as mean as she is beautiful. When she’s replaced by Kat as Justin’s pairs partner, she makes it her life’s mission to take the two of them down.
Zhou plays Jenn, Kat’s foul-mouthed best friend who doesn’t suffer fools. Jenn is an extremely talented single skater, the daughter of Chinese immigrants who own a successful local sporting goods store and Serena’s main competition.
Edwards is Marcus, son of a prominent African-American family and Kat’s co-worker at the lodge bar. Besides being a bartender, he also is a gifted skier who is trying to find his place in a predominantly white sport.
Kemp is repped by Gersh, United Agents (UK) and Untitled Entertainment. Olsen is repped by CAA, Ellen Meyer Management, and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush & Kaller.
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