Peacock’s upcoming supernatural series Girl in the Woods has chosen its main cast. Deadline reports the YA drama has cast Stefanie Scott (Insidious: Chapter 3), Misha Osherovich (Freaky) and Sofia Bryant (I Am Not Okay with This) as series regulars while Will Yun Lee (The Good Doctor), Kylie Liya Page (Social Distance), Reed Diamond (13 Reasons Why) and Leonard Roberts (The Magicians) have recurring roles with Jessica Jones lead Krysten Ritter directing half of the series.
Girl in the Woods comes from Crypt TV and is based on their short films The Door in the Woods and its sequel The Girl in the Woods. The shorts follow Carrie, “a mysterious warrior who escaped from a cult-like colony that guards the world from monsters hidden behind a secret door in the woods.”
Scott will play Carrie in the Peacock series as she “flees the colony and finds herself fighting to stay safe in the previously sleepy, small town of West Pine in the Pacific Northwest.”
Osherovich will play Nolan, “the child of environmental activists embroiled in the town debate about the safety of the local mine and a bullied teen exploring gender identity. Nolan is suspicious of Carrie and the strange forces that begin to haunt West Pine after her arrival.”
Bryant plays Tasha, “the child of miners on the opposite side of the environmental debate. Despite their parent’s differences, Tasha and Nolan are best friends albeit friends who react very differently to Carrie’s arrival. Where Nolan is initially skeptical Tasha immediately looks to help Carrie and learn more about the mysterious colony.”
Lee is Arthur Deane aka ‘AD’. “AD is Carrie’s former mentor turned foe who is tasked with hunting Carrie down and returning her to the colony so she can face the consequence of her desertion.”
Page will be Sara, “Carrie’s former best friend and flame from The Colony. Carrie and Sara have a long and complicated history – one that haunts Carrie as she builds new relationships with Tasha and Nolan.”
Diamond will play Hosea, “the leader of the colony in the woods tasked with protecting its secrets, and upholding the ridged rules of the communities sacred institution.”
Roberts plays Alex, “Tasha’s loving father and leader of the West Pine miners. Alex is naturally caring and welcomes Carrie. But he faces major financial hardship and pressure around potential mine closings. Pressure that could make him vulnerable to temptations from the colony.”
Jessica Jones‘ Krysten Ritter will direct the first four episodes of the season with Jacob Chase (Come Play) will direct the last four including the season finale. Ritter will co-executive produce with the series’ head writer Casey Modderno alongside Crypt TV co-founder/CEO Jack Davis and COO Darren Brandl, Jeremy Elliott and Jasmine Johnson. Chase will produce with franchise creator Joey Greene and Cameron Fuller.
The Door in the Woods was written and directed Joey Greene, and The Girl in the Woods was written by David Calbert and Van Nguyen with Roxine Helberg directing. Peyton List and Kal Penn played the roles of Carrie and Arthur Deane in The Girl in the Woods respectively.
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