TVLine Items: Reign's New Queen, Madam Adds Goodbye Girl and More

Reign Queen Elizabeth

Rachel Skarsten just landed one royal gig.

The Lost Girl alumna will soon join Reign in the series regular role of Queen Elizabeth, per The Hollywood Reporter.

Described as a beautiful, devious twentysomething who is early in her rule, Elizabeth will first appear in the upcoming Season 2 finale.

Outside of playing Lost Girl‘s Tamsin, Skarsten’s TV credits include Beauty and the Beast, The L.A. Complex and Flashpoint.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Marsha Mason (The Goodbye Girl) will guest-star in an upcoming episode of Madam Secretary, TVLine has learned exclusively. Mason will play Dr. Sherman, a strong-minded therapist for highly placed government officials. Mason’s recent TV credits include The Middle and Army Wives.

* Comedy vet Rob Reiner is slated to guest-star on Happyish, Showtime’s upcoming series about an old-school ad man (Steve Coogan, Philomena) who has trouble adjusting to his new boss’s social media-obsessed ideas. Reiner will appear in two episodes as a version of himself who helps Coogan’s Thom Payne on an important campaign.

* BBC has renewed its psychological thriller The Fall, starring Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan, for a five-episode third season.

* Game of Thrones Season 5 will be simulcast in more than 170 countries for each of its 10 episodes, HBO announced Tuesday. The global event will begin with the series’ stateside return on Sunday, April 12 at 9 pm ET.

* GSN has greenlit two new original series: Steampunk’d, a skill-based competition show following Steampunk artists, and Lie Detectors, a game show that allows the studio audience to decide which of three panelists is telling the truth.

* The first episode of Powers, PlayStation’s first-ever original scripted series, has been made available to those without a PlayStation Plus membership. We’ve embedded the series premiere below, while Episodes 2 and 3 are also available on PlayStation Store.

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11 Comments
  1. K says:

    Great news! Love Rachel Skarsten, she’s great on Lost Girl, although she suits kick-ass action roles

  2. brandydanforth81 says:

    Can’t wait for Elzabeth to come to Reign.Good casting.

  3. Dean says:

    Loved her on birds of prey.

  4. HAP says:

    Duh! The video is not available to watch in the US.

  5. Tran says:

    I forgot what character Rachel Skarsten played on Birds of Prey.

    • brandydanforth81 says:

      Dinal Laurel Lance who becomes the Black Cabary in her moms place

      • JC1 says:

        I’m sure that was the eventual intention, but I don’t think they got that far before the show was cancelled. Her mom, Carolyn Lance, was the Black Canary. Dinah had telekenetic and touch telepathic powers but she had not yet acquired the Canary Cry.

  6. Yessssssssssss!!!!!!!!!111 Tamsim *________*

  7. darkchii95 says:

    Love her so much!!

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