“Reign” will welcome three new faces to court when it returns for Season 3. Nick Lee, Ben Geurens (“Home and Away”) and Saamer Usmani (“Nikita”) have joined the CW historical drama in recurring roles, TheWrap has learned.
Geurens will play Don Carlos, Spain’s sexy and charming prince. With aspirations to be king (a good one) and very specific sexual taste, Don Carlos will prove a point of intrigue and desire for the royals.
Usmani has been cast as Martin, a fearless and dangerous pirate who arrives at French court. Capable of going toe-to-toe with monarchs in a relaxed way, Martin is good at getting women into bed and leaving them glad they shared the experience.
Lee will play the recurring role of Nicholas, a charming man who is appointed by Queen Elizabeth (Rachel Skarsten) to be England’s ambassador to France. Little does Mary (Adelaide Kane) know, Nicholas is also a spy for her rival, and has a deep grudge against her.
“Each of these series have helped define what The CW is today, a network that is home to smart, provocative, quality programming, targeting a savvy adult audience,” said CW President Mark Pedowitz in a statement.
In addition to the CW’s “Nikita,” Usnami’s previous TV credits include guest stints on USA’s “Covert Affairs.” He is represented by Edna Talent Management in Canada.
Geurens appeared on Australian soaps “Home and Away” and “Neighbors.” He is repped by Impression Entertainment in the US and United Management in Australia.
“Reign” returns for Season 3 on Thursday, Oct. 9 at 9 p.m. ET.