ABC’s upcoming Susannah Grant drama has enlisted another pair to its cast.
Tomorrow People alum Luke Mitchell and Mercy’s Jaime Lee Kirchner have joined the cast of the soap now known as Members Only, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Previously known as The Club, the 12-episode drama is an upstairs/downstairs soap centered on a private country club. Breaking Bad’s Betsy Brandt co-stars alongside Boris Kodjoe.
Mitchell will portray Jesse, a new employee at the club who is from the wrong side of town and appears as if he doesn’t have it together but does—more than anyone realizes. Kirchner will play Diana, the wife to Kodjoe’s Deacon who is finally getting the stable family she has always wanted. She’s well read but the club is new territory for her. They join a cast that also includes Callie Hernandez and Chris Conroy.
Grant (Erin Brockovich) will pen the script and exec produce the CBS Television Studios and ABC Studios entry. Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly are also on board to exec produce. The role marks Mitchell’s first role since The CW’s Tomorrow People was canceled after one season.
13 photos of Luke & his lovely wife, Rebecca looking absolutely fabulous at the Australians In Film’s Heath Ledger Scholarship Dinner have been added into the gallery.
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Girlfriend Magazine caught up with Tomorrow People star Luke Mitchell while he was in Sydney recently, and he answered some of YOUR questions about life in the US, his time on Home & Away and more! From Summer Bay to the USA, Aussie Luke has come a long way…
Kirsty Harrison: If you could choose any place in the world to act in where would it be and why?
Good one! So many places! I think New Zealand, it’s on the top of my list of places to visit – I still haven’t been. I know, I’m ashamed…
Zahra Sadiq: What do you miss most about Australia?
Family, beaches and the lifestyle. I spent most of my time in Vancouver, so it’s just too cold to go to the beach – it’s where we did the filming for The Tomorrow People. In LA you can go to Santa Monica but it’s just not the same. If I did go to the beach, I would go to Malibu. It sounds nice, and it is, but Sydney beaches kick ass.
Waltina Brown: Which character that you’ve played is most like you?
Probably Romeo from Home & Away, because I played the character for so long. You almost become the character by the end of your time on there. I was on the show for three and a half years and I injected a lot of me into that character.
Ava Rodrigues: Did you ever struggle putting on an American accent for The Tomorrow People?
I don’t know about struggle, but it’s certainly something I have to focus on and work on. It’s like working out, a muscular thing. Australian accents are a little easier but American accents are more strong and pronounced, it’s something I continue to work on.
The casualties at CW today include freshmen The Tomorrow People, which struggled to connect with the CW core 18-34 demo; alien romance Star-Crossed, which had a middling midseason run paired with Tomorrow People on Monday; and sophomore The Carrie Diaries, which has been long forgotten, having finished its 13-episode second and final season more than three months ago.
269 High quality HD screen captures of Luke from season/series finale episode of The Tomorrow People have been added to the gallery.
How are you finding being back home this time?
It’s great, it’s always good being home. I think the beauty of spending so much time overseas is you realise how good we have it back home. I had very much enjoyed living and working overseas but Sydney – you can’t beat it. This weather is just magnificent.
How often do you get back?
Not as often as we’d like but it’s still early days in terms of working in the American industry. It’s just about working hard so down the track we can come back and be based here. I’m having a lot of fun over there and Tomorrow People is one of the best experiences in my life. The Pilot was shot in NY and the rest of the series was shot in Vancouver.
How long were you in Vancouver for?
We started mid-July last year and wrapped 2 weeks ago, so it was about 9 months’ worth.
Have you set up home there?
Yeah we had to set up home there but also have a base in LA, so did a bit of toing and froing. It’s nice that both cities are in the same time zone, and it’s only 2 ½ hours on the plane so it’s not too bad.
Have you been told anything about season two yet?
Not yet, we find out very soon. I think probably in the next week or so.
Do you have your fingers crossed?
Yeah, absolutely. It’s a really fun show, a really fun thing to work on. All the guys that I worked with we’re all good friends now so it’s a fantastic experience and would be amazing if we could go again.
Would you say that you’re settled in LA yet, do you have your own apartment and done the whole housewarming party?
Look I haven’t spent heaps of time in LA, but I’ve probably spent enough time there to feel settled and feel like it’s a second home – or third home. Vancouver certainly felt like a home to me, it’s a very nice city and very easy to live in as long as you get used to the weather. It’s definitely cold and rainy. A lot of stuff happens in Vancouver, a lot of TV shows.
168 High quality HD screen captures of Luke from this week’s episode of The Tomorrow People have been added to the gallery.
Photos of Luke & Rebecca posing on the red carpet at the 2014 Logie Awards have been added into the gallery. I’ve also added a photo of Luke at the Logie Awards Pre-Party into the gallery as well.
148 High quality HD screen captures of Luke from this week’s episode of The Tomorrow People have been added to the gallery.