Charisma Carpenter is to return to ABC Family drama The Lying Game as part of the regular cast.

The actress recurred in the first season of the drama as Rebecca Sewell and for the second season is being promoted to the regular cast. Carpenter is still best remembered for her role of Cordelia Chase in the first three seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer a role which she continued to play for several seasons in the spin-off Angel alongside David Boreanaz and Alexis Denisof.

Press Release:

Charisma Carpenter is joining the cast of ABC Family’s original hit series “The Lying Game.” Carpenter’s character, Rebecca Sewell, was introduced last season in a recurring role that was revealed in the season one finale to be the birth mother of identical twins Emma Becker and Sutton Mercer. The second season of the drama series begins production this month for a Winter premiere.

“The Lying Game” follows identical twins Emma Becker and Sutton Mercer who were separated at birth and led very different lives, each oblivious to the other’s existence until circumstances bring them back together. The audience for the drama series grew considerably during its first season, surging by double-digit percent margins. The Winter run was up 28% in W18-34 over the first half of its season, with three consecutive weeks of series highs in the demo, and contributed to ABC Family’s biggest 1Q ever in Prime in Women 18-34, Women 18-49 and Females 12-34.

Carpenter, renowned for her roles on “Angel” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” will be in the upcoming feature, “The Expendables 2.”

“The Lying Game” is produced by Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television and is executive produced by Charles Pratt, Jr., Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo. The series also stars Alexandra Chando, Andy Buckley, Blair Redford, Alice Greczyn, Allie Gonino and Helen Slater with guest star Adrian Pasdar.

Share Button