Vinyl‘s Emily Tremaine has been cast in a lead role in Freeform’s new original Guilt TV series. Tremaine is set to play Natalie Atwood, a Boston prosecutor whose sister is accused of murder, in London.
Back in August 2015, Freeform (then ABC Family) announced in a press release that Arrow‘s Katrina Law had been cast in the role for the Guilt pilot. Guilt was ordered to series in November 2015, but no casting details were included in that release.
Here is the Freeform announcement with more details:
EMILY TREMAINE SIGNS ON TO STAR IN FREEFORM’S NEW ORIGINAL SERIES “GUILT”
“Guilt” Is a Co-Production of Sea to Sky Entertainment (The Joint Venture Between Lionsgate Television and Thunderbird Films) and BV Family Productions
Emily Tremaine (“Vinyl”) has been cast as one of the leads in Freeform’s new original series “Guilt,” a co-production of Sea to Sky Entertainment (the joint venture between Lionsgate Television and Thunderbird Films) and BV Family Productions. Tremaine will be playing Natalie Atwood, a Boston prosecutor who heads to London after her sister Grace is accused of murder. Natalie will be forced to question her sister’s innocence… and discover exactly how far she is willing to go to keep Grace out of jail.
The definition of guilt is being responsible for wrongdoing or a crime. In the murder of Molly Ryan, many are guilty in different ways, but only one is truly guilty of her murder. When Natalie’s sister Grace becomes the prime suspect in her roommate Molly’s murder and popular target for the press and in social media, Natalie leaves her life in Boston and heads to London to defend her. With the help of an ethically questionable ex-pat lawyer Stan Gutterie, Natalie starts to question how innocent her sister may really be as more ugly truths start to surface. In this one-hour soapy drama, the mystery will twist through all layers of London society – from a posh but depraved sex club and all the way up to the royal family itself.
“Guilt” is written, created and executive-produced by Kathryn Price (“The Game Plan”) and Nichole Millard (“The Game Plan”). Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer serve as writing executive producers, with Gary Fleder (“Kingdom,” “Scorpion”) and Larry Shaw (“Desperate Housewives”) as executive producer directors. Stephen McPherson serves as executive producer. “Guilt” 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 Freeform. Gary Fleder directed the pilot.
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What do you think? Do you like the sound of the Guilt TV show? Are you more likely or less likely to tune in, with this casting change?