Netflix has announced that Kaya Scodelario will be taking the lead role in the series “Spinning Out”. The show is a new drama series from creator Samantha Stratton and should start production in 2019. As previously announced, Netflix has ordered 10 episodes of the series for the show’s first season.
In “Spinning Out” Scodelario will star as Kat Baker, 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 partner, she risks exposing a fiercely kept secret that could unravel her entire life.
Netflix teases the series stating “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.”
Samantha Stratton will serve as the creator, co-showrunner, and executive producer on the show, along with co-showrunner and executive producer Lara Olsen.
Kaya started her career as Effy Stonem in the popular British series “Skins,” and was one of the only characters to appear in all four seasons of the show. Fans might remember Scodelario from her role in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” alongside Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, and Brenton Thwaites. Scodelario also had a role in “The Maze Runner” film series, based on the popular novels by James Dashner. In her recent work, Scodelario was featured in “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile” alongside Zac Efron about the life of notorious serial killer Ted Bundy, which will premiere at Sundance in 2019. She also recently starred in the Paramount film, “Crawl,” which is an environmental horror set to premiere in 2019.
Scodelario’s additional film credits include “Shank,” “Clash of the Titans,” “Wuthering Heights,” “Twenty8k,” “Now Is Good,” “The Truth About Emanuel” with Jessica Biel, “Tiger House,” and “The King’s Daughter” with Pierce Brosnan and Benjamin Walker, which does not yet have a release date.