Laverne Cox is getting out of Litchfield Correctional Facility — and leaving Piper and company behind — to spend some quality time with Karmy and the rest of the Hester High gang.
The Emmy-nominated “Orange Is the New Black” actress, who portrays inmate Sophia Burset on the Netflix series, will appear on Season 2 of “Faking It” as the director of the school’s elite drama club, Entertainment Weekly reports.
Her character Margot, an H.H. alum, is described as “demanding, intense and full of herself” as well as “a big fish in a small pond — in her mind, at least.” An example of her challenging ways? “While holding auditions for the drama club, Margot puts hopefuls through a ghastly series of exercises, all designed to strip them down to their cores,” the mag explains. Sounds awfully like “Glee”’s Sue Sylvester, if you ask us…
In addition to Cox, the MTV series will also be featuring some other new faces, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Yvette Monreal, who joined the Palos Hills group on “Awkward” and stars on El Rey Network’s “Matador,” is set as the rebellious and confident Regan, a hip DJ who is also an out and proud lesbian. The character supports her budding music career by working as a cater-waiter by day, but you can find her on the 1s and 2s at night.
California native Keith Powers, who appeared on “Pretty Little Liars” and is currently filming the NWA biopic “Straight Outta Compton,” will be Theo — an attractive Texan who loves working on cars, playing pool, and oh, making the girls blush. He’ll be tight with Liam and will have some serious sparks with Lauren.
Are you excited about the casting announcements? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to catch the Season 2 premiere of “Faking It” on September 23 at 10:30/9:30c.