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‘Fifty Shades Darker’ Star Robinne Lee Lands Lead on Syfy’s ‘Superstition’ (Exclusive)

She’ll join Mario Van Peebles on Atlanta production

Robinne Lee has landed the female lead on Syfy’s upcoming supernatural drama “Superstition,” TheWrap has learned exclusively.

The actress will star opposite Mario Van Peebles on the production, which went straight to series with a 13-episode order back in December. Van Peebles will write and direct many of the episodes, which begins production this week in Atlanta. Syfy had no comment on the casting.

The show centers on the Mosley family, owners of the only funeral home in a fictitious Southern town known for its haunted houses, elevated graveyards, odd townsfolk and rich history of unusual phenomena. The town is also a “landing patch” for the world’s darkest manifestations of fear, guided into the world by an ancient, mysterious malefactor named The Dredge.

“Superstition” hails from XLrator Media’s Barry Gordon. Joel Anderson Thompson will be showrunner, and Laurence Andries will executive produce. Brusta Brown and John Mitchell Todd will also write the science-fiction drama.

In addition to “Fifty Shades Darker,” Lee has appeared in such movies as “Hitch,” “13 Going on 30,” “Seven Pounds” and the upcoming Taye Diggs thriller “Til Death Do Us Part.”

Her TV credits include recurring roles on “Being Mary Jane” and “House of Payne.”