Sci Fi Channel: ‘Warehouse 13,’ ‘Sanctuary’ casting news

Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Television

The Sci Fi Channel — soon to be knowns simply as Syfy — announced these casting updates recently:

Warehouse 13

Allison Scagliotti (Drake & Josh) has been cast in Warehouse 13, the all-new original one-hour dramedy adventure series. She joins the previously announced cast members Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, Saul Rubinek and CCH Pounder. Warehouse 13 will premiere Tuesday, July 7 with the 2-hour pilot from 9 – 11PM ET/PT.

Scagliotti will portray Claudia Donovan, a young, hip, brilliant techno-wiz, who manages to successfully breach the Warehouse’s complex security system in order to track down Artie (Rubinek). Scagliotti is most recognizable for her role on Nickelodeon’s Drake & Josh as Josh’s smart and sassy girlfriend, Mindy. She has had numerous memorable guest spots on ER, CSI and One Tree Hill and can be next be seen this summer in National Lampoon’s Endless Bummer and My Name is Jerry, starring Doug Jones.

Warehouse 13 is about two Secret Service agents who find themselves abruptly transferred to a massive, top-secret storage facility in windswept South Dakota which houses every strange artifact, mysterious relic, fantastical object and supernatural souvenir ever collected by the U.S. government. The Warehouse’s caretaker Artie charges Pete (McClintock) and Myka (Kelly) with chasing down reports of supernatural and paranormal activity in search of new objects to cache at the Warehouse, as well as helping him to control the warehouse itself.

Sanctuary

SCI FI’s groundbreaking hit original series Sanctuary, the first TV show based on an online series to be picked up for a second season, began production last week in Vancouver. Slated to return this fall, the one-hour drama’s 13-episode second season will include the addition of Agam Darshi as Kate Freelander.

Witty and sarcastic with a gift for persuasion, Kate Freelander is a swindler, con artist and thief who finds herself in an uneasy alliance with Dr. Magnus (Amanda Tapping, Stargate SG-1) after her business relationship with the Cabal goes sour. Agam has appeared in such television programs as The L-Word, Supernatural, Criminal Minds, Dead Zone, Stargate Atlantis, CTV’s Custody and the Lifetime Original Movie The Haunting on Sorority Row. Her feature film credits include Final Destination 3, Snakes on a Plane, and in this fall’s highly anticipated 2012 from director Roland Emmerich.

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