Bryn Elise Sandberg / The Hollywood Reporter
Anthony Stewart Head has found his next role.
The Buffy the Vampire Slayer actor has been cast in Freeform’s original series Guilt as James Lahue, a wealthy, charming stepfather with ties to a murder victim. He’ll star alongside his daughter, Daisy Head (The Syndicate), who will portray Grace, the prime suspect in the murder. The cast also includes Billy Zane, Emily Tremaine, Cristian Solimeno, Naomi Ryan, Kevin Ryan, Zachary Fall, Simona Brown and Sam Cassidy.
The drama — seemingly inspired by the Amanda Knox trial — is described as an edgy, soapy thriller that revolves around an American in London who becomes the prime suspect in the savage murder of her roommate. As the investigation unfolds, viewers will question whether she’s a naive young girl whose poor decisions are being magnified under the ruthless glare of the British tabloids or whether she’s a sociopath who brutally murdered her friend. Even her own sister, who comes to London to defend her, will question how well she really knows her little sister as more and more ugly truths come out.
The series was created, written and executive produced by Kathryn Price and her The Game Plan cohort Nichole Millard. Former ABC Entertainment chief Steve McPherson also exec produces the series, which is a co-production of Sea to Sky Entertainment, the joint venture between Lionsgate Television and Thunderbird Films, and BV Family Productions in association with ABC Family.