Emma Roberts has been tapped to lead the cast of Netflix's Spinning Out, a new ten-part drama series focusing on the world of ice skating.
Created by Samantha Stratton (Mr. Mercedes), it follows 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 pair skater with a talented bad-boy partner, she risks exposing a fiercely kept secret that could unravel her entire life."
"On and off the ice, Kat and her new partner will face daunting odds, injury to body and soul, financial sacrifice, and even potential mental breakdown on their way to realizing their Olympic dream.”
Stratton is also attached as the co-showrunner and executive producer alongside Lara Olsen (Reign).
She also led the cast of Fox's ill-fated Scream Queens between 2015-16 as the quickwitted Chanel Oberlin, who couldn't seem to catch a break after being terrorized by multiple killers.
Roberts shot to fame for her role as Addie Singer on the Nickelodeon series Unfabulous. In addition to an impressive TV resumé, Roberts has also appeared in a string of hit movies.
Spinning Out joins a development slate at Netflix at Netflix which already includes The I-Land, No Good Nick, and a live-action reboot of Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Yes, it's becoming difficult to keep track of the wide array of returning shows and new shows at Netflix.
Having Roberts leading the cast of Spinning Out is a great idea. She's a versatile actress who can switch between series drama to humor.
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