Leonard Roberts Joins ‘The Magicians’, Beth Lacke In ‘Frequency’

Denise Petski
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Leonard Roberts (American Crime Story: The People Vs O.J. Simpson) has booked a recurring role on the upcoming second season of Syfy’s The Magicians. Based on the bestselling novels from Lev Grossman, The Magicians centers on Quentin (Jason Ralph), a brilliant grad student chosen to attend Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy, a secret upstate New York university specializing in magic. Roberts will play King Idri of Loria, a skilled swordfighter who is confident in his leadership and places great value upon his kingly duty. The Magicians is set to return in winter 2017. Roberts most recently appeared in Emmy-winning American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson as reporter Dennis Schatzman. He’s repped by Greene & Associates Talent Agency.

Work It alumna Beth Lacke is set for a recurring role on the CW’s new drama series Frequency, a remagining of the 2000 New Line Cinema film. It centers on a female police detective, who in 2016 discovers she is able to speak via ham radio with her estranged father (also a detective) who died in 1996. They forge a new relationship while working together on an unsolved murder case, but unintended consequences of the “butterfly effect” wreak havoc in the present day. Lacke will play Meghan, a troubled woman whose dark past may provide answers in Raimy’s hunt for the serial killer who took her mother’s life. Lacke most recently appeared in a guest spot on Black-ish and will be seen later this year in comedic drama Hope Springs Eternal. She’s repped by Innovative Artists and Sanders.Armstrong.Caserta Management.

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