‘Degrassi’ Star Alex Steele Joins ABC Pilot ‘Original Sin’ (Exclusive)

Actress joins Joan Hart, Zach Gilford and Andrew McCarthy on the drama project

Last Updated: March 23, 2015 @ 4:24 PM

Alex Steele has joined the cast of ABC’s drama pilot, “Original Sin,” TheWrap has learned exclusively.

From writer Jenna Bans (“Grey’s Anatomy”), “Original Sin” follows the return of a politician’s (Joan Allen) son, Adam Warren (Liam James) presumed dead after disappearing over a decade earlier, sends shockwaves through his tight knit family. But as the mysterious young man is welcomed back into his community, the neighbor sitting in jail for his murder is released and the cop responsible is forced to reexamine what truly happened so many years ago.

Steele will play the younger version of Floriana Lima’s Bridey Howard, who is a local newspaper reporter with a mysterious connection to Adam. The role will recur if ABC orders the pilot to series.

In addition to Allen, James, and Lima, Steele joins previously announced cast members Alison Pill, Zach Gilford, Margot Bingham, Rarmian Newton, Andrew McCarthy and Rupert Graves.

Bans and Mandeville Television’s David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Laurie Zaks are set to executive produce.

Steele is best known for playing Tori Santamaria on “Degrassi: The Next Generation” for 12 years. She has also starred in Lifetime TV movie “The Choking Game” and the upcoming drama “Wildflower.”

Industry Entertainment and Roman Empire Management represent Steele.