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Anthony Stewart Head Joins Freeform Series ‘Guilt’

Murder mystery courtroom drama is inspired by Amanda Knox case

“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” alum Anthony Stewart Head has joined the cast of Freeform’s “Guilt,” loosely based on the Amanda Knox murder trial.

“Guilt” stars Head’s real-life daughter Daisy Head as Grace, a young American woman in London who becomes the prime suspect in the savage murder of her roommate.

Head will assume the recurring role as James Lahue, Grace and Natalie Atwood’s wealthy, charming stepfather with ties to murder victim Molly Ryan.

Billy Zane (“Titanic”), Emily Tremaine (“Vinyl”), Cristian Solimeno (“Rush”), Naomi Ryan (“Guardians of the Galaxy”), Kevin Ryan (“Copper”), Zachary Fall (“Crossing Lines”), Simona Brown (“The Casual Vacancy”) and newcomer Sam Cassidy also star.

The series is written, created and executive-produced by Kathryn Price and Nichole Millard. Stephen McPherson will serve as executive producer for the co-production between Sea to Sky Entertainment (the joint venture between Lionsgate Television and Thunderbird Films) and BV Family Productions in association with ABC Family. Gary Fleder (“Kingdom,” “Scorpion”) directed the pilot.

Aside from playing Giles on “Buffy,” Head is also known for his roles in series such as “Merlin” and Syfy’s “Dominion.” He is represented by APA.