Kaya Scodelario Replaces Emma Roberts in Netflix's 'Spinning Out'
The Netflix figure skating drama "Spinning Out" has found a new leading lady.
"Maze Runner: The Death Cure" star Kaya Scodelario has boarded the project, Variety reports. She'll play Kat Barker, the elite skater at the center of the series. Previously, Emma Roberts was set to portray the character, but her rep announced her exit in late October, citing a scheduling conflict.
As Kat, Scodelario will play a competitive singles skater who is ready to hang up her skates after a bad fall. However, she'll instead turn to pairs, teaming up with a bad-boy partner. They'll have to contend with major challenges -- both on and off the ice -- as they try to make it to the Olympics.
Scodelario has been in several high-profile films in recent years, including three Maze Runner films and "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales." She also stars in the upcoming Ted Bundy biopic, "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile." However, she first made a name for herself starring in the British TV series "Skins."
The actress's latest series is created by Samantha Stratton, who is serving as an executive producer and co-showrunner with Lara Olsen. The show's other executive producers include Safehouse Pictures' Tony Tunnell and Joby Harold, while Matt Schwartz will co-executive producer.
Netflix has ordered 10 episodes of "Spinning Out." No premiere date has yet been announced.