Johnny Weir, Sarah Wright Olsen, Will Kemp and More Join Cast of SPINNING OUT
Johnny Weir, Sarah Wright Olsen, Will Kemp, Kaitlyn Leeb, Amanda Zhou and Mitchell Edwards have joined the cast of Netflix's new series, Spinning Out. The six actors join previous cast leads Kaya Scodelario, Willow Shields and Evan Roderick in the upcoming drama series set in the world of competitive figure skating.
Spinning Out follows Kat Baker who is 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.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.
The show is created by Samantha Stratton (Mr. Mercedes), who was former competitive figure skater herself.
Two-time Olympian, NBC Correspondent, and Food Network host Johnny Weir is Gabe. Gabe seems like an easy-going guy but under his funny, laidback exterior he's a cutthroat competitor who will stop at nothing to beat Kat and Justin.
Sarah Wright Olsen (American Made, Marry Me) 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.
Will Kemp (Reign, Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce) is 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 she will finally best her sister.
Kaitlyn Leeb (Shadowhunters, Total Recall, Slasher) is Leah, Gabe's skating partner who is as mean as she is beautiful. When she's replaced by Kat as Justin's pair partner, she makes it her life's mission to take the two of them down.
Amanda Zhou (October Faction, IT:Chapter Two) is 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.
Mitchell Edwards (All American, The Fix, Roxanne Roxanne) is Marcus, son of a prominent African American family, and Kat's co-worker at the lodge bar. Besides being a bartender, he is also a gifted skier who is trying to find his place in a predominantly white sport.