The cast of Lifetime’s UnReal is beginning to take shape. Former The Bold and the Beautiful star Kim Matula has been cast as a contestant vying for the heart of the fictional series’ newest bachelor.
UnReal, a primetime soap detailing the behind the scenes shenanigans of a fake reality dating show. The plotline for Season 2 will follow the series’ first African-American bachelor. Being Mary Jane and Marvel’s Agents of Shield alum B.J. Britt will play this season’s suitor Darius Hill, a handsome pro quarterback. His casting is a major get for Everlasting’s producers Quinn (Constance Zimmer) and Rachel (Shiri Appleby), who feel his looks and charm will bring in the ratings. Darius has other motives for doing the series, mostly hoping an image makeover will smooth over a publicity scandal.
Variety’s exclusive report states that Kim Mautula — who played ingénue Hope Logan on the CBS soap opera for five years — will play Tiffany, a hot, smart, wealthy All-American daughter of a professional football team owner. She signs up for “Everlasting” in the hopes of finding true love, and escaping her father’s shadow.
Teen Wolf alum Meagan Tandy has also been cast as Chantal, a Southern socialite who, after suffering the tragic loss of her fiancée, believes she’s destined to marry this season’s bachelor. She’s described as elegant, beautiful and polished.
New additions for this season include Melrose Place and Emily Owens M.D. star Michael Rady as Coleman, a filmmaker and NYU graduate; Gentry White (Turn: Washington Spies) as Darius’ cousin Romeo; Monica Barbaro (Hawaii Five-O) as Yael, a contestant who clashes with Rachel because she reminds Rachel of a more beautiful, stable version of herself; Denee Benton as Ruby, another contestant who’s smart and independent, not willing to play the role show producers want her to.
Production on Season 2 is set to begin next month, with a premiere scheduled for the beginning of summer.