Brothers & Sisters has added another name to its cast.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, 26-year-old actress Emily Rose has landed a multi-episode arc on the ABC family drama.  She is expected to appear in eight episodes, wherein she will play Lena, Rebecca Harper’s (Emily Van Camp) high-school friend.  Lena becomes an employee of the family’s company and creates some trouble.

Emily Rose’s most recent television role was on the HBO drama, John From Cincinnati.  On the series, Rose played Cass, a filmmaker hired by Linc Stark (Luke Perry) to create trouble between Mitch (Bruce Greenwood) and his wife, Cissy (Rebecca De Mornay).  The show was canceled after only one season.

Prior to John From Cincinnati, Emily Rose appeared in CBS’ Smith, which was pulled off the air after three episodes, and the 2006 film Hurricane Party.  Currently, she is working as voice artist for the upcoming video game, Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune.  She is also slated to appear in the new season of Jericho, though no details about her character have emerged.

Aside from Emily Rose, Emmy award-nominated actor Danny Glover is also set to appear in the new season of Brothers & Sisters.  He will play Nora Walker’s (Sally Field) new love interest.  His character is Senator Robert McCallister’s (Rob Lowe) presidential-campaign manager.

Executive-produced by Ken Olin (Alias), Jon Robin Baitz (The West Wing), and Greg Berlanti (Everwood), Brothers & Sisters follows the story of the Walkers as they try to deal with the secrets the family patriarch left behind, all the while attending to issues of their own.  Aside from Field and Van Camp, the series stars Rachel Griffiths (Six Feet Under), Calista Flockhart (Ally McBeal), Ron Rifkin (Alias), Patricia Wettig (Prison Break), Balthazar Getty (Alias), Dave Annable (Reunion), Matthew Rhys (Titus), John Pyper-Ferguson (Nightstalker) and Sarah Jane Morris (Felicity).

The second season of Brothers & Sisters will premiere on Sunday, September 30, at 10/9c.  A preview is available on the show’s website.

-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
(Image Courtesy of HBO)


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