In June ABC Family’s new teen drama Twisted will begin its first season. In March the pilot episode aired after the Season 3 finale of Pretty Little Liars, and we got to take a sneak peak at the cast of Twisted.
It was revealed that the star of the new show on ABC Family, Danny (also known as “Socio”) will be played by up and coming actor Avan Jogia. Sixteen year old Danny returns home after many years away and begins attempting to repair his relationships with his child-hood best friends, Jo and Lacey. Lacey is played by actress Kylie Bunbury, who you may recognize from the movie The Sitter. His other friend from his childhood is a sweet tomboy named Jo, who is portrayed by Maddie Hasson (The Finder). Denise Richards also appeared in the first episode of Twisted, she will be playing the role of Danny’s mother.
Recently, new additions to the cast of Twisted have been announced, that we didn’t get to meet in the sneak peek episode in March. It looks like talented new actors Avan Jogia, Kylie Bunbury, and Maddie Hasson, will be starring alongside some familiar faces. Robin Givens, Keiko Agena, Brittany Curran, and Jessica Tuck have all landed roles in Twisted.
Keiko Agena will be guest-starring as April Tanaka, a Bohemian grief counselor helping the students cope with the recent death of their classmate in Episode 2. Although Keiko has been acting since 1993, her claim to fame was her seven year stretch on the ABC Family hit show Gilmore Girls as the eccentric Lane Kim. Brittany Curran is also scheduled to appear in Episode 2 as Phoebe, an overdramatic high-school student who is trying to befriend Lacey.
Robin Givens will be playing the part of Lacey’s (Kylie Bunbury) mother in Twisted. Veteran actress Givens has been appearing in television shows for over ten years. In the beginning of her career she landed minor parts in shows like The Cosby Show, Diff’rent Strokes, and Sonny Spoon. Her first major role was in the early 90’s television show Head of Class, where she played Darlene Merriman for 114 episodes. Her most recent project was a movie called Double Sided, which was released in February of this year.
Gloria, the mother of the recently deceased high-school student Regina Crane will be played by actress Jessica Tuck. You may recognize Jessica from her roles on One Life to Live, True Blood, and Days Of Our Lives. She has also been acting for several years and appeared in multiple television shows in the 90’s like Sunset Beach and The Last Frontier.
Season 1 of Twisted will begin on Tuesday June 11th, following the Season 4 premier of Pretty Little Liars.
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