Daniel Sharman landed the lead role in Netflix’s “Medici”, Variety.com confirms. Daniel played Kol Mikaelson in The Originals.

The producers of Netflix and Rai’s “Medici: Masters of Florence” have completed casting for season two, with Daniel Sharman and Bradley James among the new names on the Frank Spotnitz and Nicholas Meyer-created Italian period drama, Variety has learned.

An international cast is headed by Sharman (“Fear the Walking Dead”), who will take the lead role, playing a young Lorenzo the Magnificent in 15th century Florence. James (“Damien”) will star as his brother Giuliano.

Shooting on the €24 million ($28 million), eight-episode, series gets underway in Rome on August 24. Other key cast members for season two include Julian Sands (“Gotham”) as Lorenzo and Giuliano’s father, Piero, and Sebastian De Souza (“Crossing Lines”) as their friend, Sandro Botticelli.

The sophomore season of “Medici” is set 20 years after the events of the first. A young Lorenzo, the grandson of Richard Madden’s character Cosimo from the first series, is forced to take over the family bank, which has been mismanaged by his father.

As Lorenzo, his brother, and Botticelli set about trying to make Florence a great financial and cultural center, they face off against the Pazzi family, and Pope Sixtus IV, played by Raul Bova (“Alien vs. Predator”).

Sean Bean had already been announced as the Medici family’s nemesis Jacopo Pazzi. Lorenzo’s mother is played by Sarah Parish “Hatfields & McCoys”) and his mistress by Alessandra Mastronardi (“Master of None”).

The series is produced by Italy’s Lux Vide, public broadcaster Rai’s drama unit, and Frank Spotnitz’s company Big Light. “The X Files” writer Frank Spotnitz created the series with “Star Trek’s” Nicholas Meyer. Jon Cassar, executive producer and director on “24: Legacy” and “24: Live Another Day” will direct.

“Medici: Masters of Florence” will be a Netflix Original in the U.S., U.K., Canada, India, and Taiwan and Rai is the broadcaster in Italy. Altice Studio is a co-production partner and has it for its SFR Play streaming service in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Switzerland. In Spain, it is with Telefonica’s Movistar Plus.



The Originals’ executive producer Michael Narducci sat down with EW.com about the return of Kol Mikaelson;

For Davina, 2015 was a bit of a rough year. Not only did she lose her boyfriend, Kol Mikaelson, but the same thing happened to her best friend Josh, who lost Aiden. And then there’s the whole thing where she became regent of all New Orleans witches only to have that title stripped away. So yeah, she doesn’t live in an attic anymore, but at this point, is life outside much better?

The good news is there’s one person who could make 2016 a little more bearable, and it seems now that Davina is no longer regent, she can refocus on bringing him back. “We will see Kol back on The Originals this season,” executive producer Michael Narducci tells EW. “Davina will find help from an unlikely place and make contact with the long lost love of her life, Kol Mikaelson.”

However, like most things on The Originals, reconnecting with Kol is not going to be simple. “In order to reach out to him, she’ll have to embark on a dangerous journey into New Orleans’ supernatural underworld,” Narducci says, adding, “This will be the first chapter in a storyline that will have long-lasting effects on the entire Mikaelson clan.”

Now the question is: Which Kol will we get — the vampire played by Nathaniel Buzolic or the witch played by Daniel Sharman? And either way, how will Kol’s return affect the Mikaelson prophecy?

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Yay! I, personally, am very happy with the fact that Teen Wolf‘s Daniel Sharman (Isaac Lahey) will be joining The Originals‘ second season;

From werewolf to witch!
The Originals has cast Teen Wolf fan favorite Daniel Sharman in a major season two role, E! News has exclusively learned. Go on, take a moment to process the awesomeness of this casting news. We’ll wait. Got all your squealing out? OK, let’s move on!
So who will Sharman, who is also known for his work in feature films such as Immortals and The Last Days of Edgar Harding, be playing on the CW hit when it returns for its sophomore season? Kaleb, the handsome, devilish and charming new witch in the French Quarter’s coven.

Intent on wreaking havoc, wooing women and causing as much chaos as possible, Kaleb has been deeply wounded by a horrific family upbringing and covers his emotional bruises with a wicked sense of humor, as well as a wicked temper. When you’re on his good side, there’s no better party. Get on his bad side? Well, you’ll regret it.
Also known for his time on the UK series Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis, Sharman is set to make his debut in the season two premiere.
Sharman’s new gig on The Originals reunites him with Joseph Morgan, as the British actors both starred in the 2011 hit film Immortals.

After Teen Wolf‘s season three finale, we exclusively reported that Sharman would not be returning, with executive producer Jeff Davis revealing Sharman asked to be written off the show.
“He specifically asked that we not kill off Isaac, so that he could have the chance to return. He said he loved the role so much that he wanted to be able to come back if there was a chance,” Davis explained. “But he was at a position where he wanted to stretch his creative wings and I said to him, ‘Well, if we can’t convince you to come back, we’ll definitely leave the door open for you.'”

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