Syfy’s New ‘Haunted’ Adds ‘Vampire Diaries,’ ‘Shameless’ Alums

By January 6, 2017

Syfy has added three more actors to its pilot The Haunted, finding familiar faces from shows like Shameless and The Vampire Diaries.

Joining Lyndsy Fonseca and Elizabeth Cappuccino are, according to The Hollywood Reporter, David Alpay, Steve Kazee and DeVaughn Nixon.

Kazee plays Ellis Bradley, the oldest of four siblings who reunite after the death of their parents. His character is described as a “quiet man and a lifelong bachelor whose complicated past comes to light following his parents’ death.”

Kazee played Gus Pfender, a guitarist for an indie rock band, in the fifth season of Showtime’s Shameless. He also had recurring roles in CMT’s short-lived Working Class as well as TNT’s 2014 crime drama Legends.

Nixon will take on the role of James Terry, a member of the Savannah police department, who is one of the people investigating what are described as the “strange circumstances” surrounding the parents’ deaths.

Nixon is a character actor who actually got his break as a boy in 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day as Danny Dyson, the son of cybernetics scientist Miles Dyson, played by Joe Morton. He’s also appeared in The HughleysJAG and MTV’s The Hard Times of R.J. Berger.

Finally, Alpay will portray Virgil, the second-oldest sibling in the bunch.

He’s described as a “highly motivated corporate litigator and a family man whose life unravels following his parents’ funeral.”

Alpay is probably best known as Atticus Shane in a dozen episodes of Vampire Diaries back in 2012 and 2013.

He also played Calvino in the Showtime series The Borgias.

More recently, Alpay had a small recurring role in the ABC series Quantico, and popped up in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit last year.

The series pilot was written by Noga Landau, best known for work on another Syfy series, The Magicians. It’s based on a book by James Frey and Todd Cohen. Frey, of course, gained fame when his book A Million Little Pieces took heavy criticism for being more fiction than fact, despite being touted as a memoir.

Frey would lose both his agent and publisher, but he would continue to publish books, and even founded his own young adult publishing company called Full Fathom Five. One of the books published under that name would become the 2011 film I Am Number Four, which earned $146.2 million at the box office.

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