The Next Chapter’ Adds Four Series Regulars

EXCLUSIVE: The CW has rounded out the series regular cast of The Librarians: The Next Chapter. Callum McGowan, Olivia Morris, Bluey Robinson and Caroline Loncq join previously announced Jessica Green and guest star Christian Kane, who reprises his role as Jacob Stone, in the spinoff series.

From writer and executive producer Dean Devlin, The Librarians: The Next Chapter is a spinoff of the original TV series The Librarians, which followed the adventures of the custodians of a magical repository of the world’s most powerful and dangerous supernatural artifacts. The new series centers on a “Librarian” (McGowan) from the past, who time traveled to the present and now finds himself stuck here. When he returns to his castle, which is now a museum, he inadvertently releases magic across the continent. He is given a new team to help him clean up the mess he made, forming a new team of Librarians.

McGowan will play Vikram Chamberlin, The Librarian. Vikram was THE Librarian in 1847.  A protean genius and swashbuckler, he broke the rules of The Library and accidentally transported himself to present-day Central Europe where he must lead a team of talented young people in securing magical artifacts from those who would abuse them.  The question is, will Vikram keep his oath to the Library (and his new team) or will he attempt to travel back to his own time where unfinished business – and his heart – remain.

Morris portrays Lysa Pascal, The Scientist. A brilliant polymath, Lysa holds advanced degrees in physics, mathematics, and engineering. Because of a childhood tragedy, she is obsessed with eliminating the unpredictable from life. Upon inheriting an ancient castle in Serbia, she comes into the orbit of Vikram and the Library. She joins his team to see if “magic” can be explained in scientific terms. There is also a deeper motive to her involvement…Vikram’s past may be the key to unraveling her own identity.

Robinson is Connor Green, The Historian. Having lost a career in academia after claiming that magic does exist in the world, Connor became a fringe figure, posting his findings on the internet to an audience of conspiracy freaks. In addition to an encyclopedic knowledge of history and all things supernatural, Connor is an extreme athlete and parkour expert, having trained himself to get into…and out of…the secretive corners of the paranormal world. Connor’s involvement with Vikram is his chance to prove that he was right. Unfortunately, he is now forsworn from ever telling anyone what he knows.

Loncq plays Elaine Astalot, The Caretaker. Elaine, a resident of Camelot in the days of King Arthur, is an immortal and caretaker of the Library. She has her hands full keeping Vikram and the rest of his team in their lanes, but never loses the keep-calm-and-carry-on attitude of a British landlady who’s pretty much seen it all in her fourteen centuries on the planet.

Dean Devlin serves as showrunner and will executive produce alongside Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan-Wilson of Electric Entertainment. Noah Wyle is also executive producer. Mark Franco of Electric Entertainment and Jonathan English of Balkanic Media will also produce.

McGowan has most recently finished shooting a multi-episode arc in the second season of Canal/BBC’s Marie Antoinette. On the big screen, he recently appeared in the indie feature Raven’s Hollow, about the life of Edgar Allen Poe. Last year, he finished filming a lead role on the television series Kensal Town. His other credits include the lead role in the BFI-backed short film Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea opposite Martin McCann, as well as indie musical feature Kat & the Band, Instrument of War and a guest-starring role in Sky 1’s period drama Jamestown. He’s repped by The Artists Partnership and Luber Roklin Entertainment.

Morris has played leading roles in multiple series of The Head for Max and Hotel Portofino for ITV. She gained a large international following her role as the female lead in Oscar & Golden Globe-winning feature RRR for Netflix. Morris is repped by Independent Talent Group.

Robinson began performing at the age of 11 as young Simba in the original West End stage production of The Lion King. More recently he played the lead in Jez Butterworth’s series Britannia, McDonald and Dobbs and The Chelsea Detective. Robinson starred as Alonzo in Universal Pictures’ Cats. He received a British Independent Film Award nomination for his performance in Dirty God. Robinson is repped by Piers Nimmo at Piers Nimmo Management and Ana Bedayo at Stride Management (LA).

Loncq’s recent TV credits include Mammals for Amazon; Killing Eve for BBC/AMC; Riviera for Sky; Paul Abbott’s No Offence; Agatha Raisin for Acorn and Nightflyers for Syfy. Recent film work includes Lift, Choose or Die and The Protégé. She’s repped by 42.

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