Annie Wersching in The Rookie and Marvel's Runaways

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General Hospital alum in second Nathan Fillion series and superhero streaming show.

Annie Wersching (Amelia Joffe, General Hospital) has been cast in a guest-starring role in the second season of The Rookie. Per TVLine, she’ll play Rosalind Dyer, a serial killer on death row who develops an interest in the titular character, Officer John Nolan, played by fellow soap opera alum Nathan Fillion (ex-Joey Buchanan, One Life to Live). The series follows the forty-something Nolan who decides to become a police officer after a life-changing event. Wersching previously appeared on Fillion’s former series Castle as a prison doctor who became the accomplice of a serial killer inmate. There’s no word on when her The Rookie episode will air, but the busy actress can also be seen in season three of Marvel’s Runaways. All ten episodes will drop on Hulu on December 13. In the series, based on the Marvel comic books, she plays Leslie Dean who is part of the shad secret organization Pride, made up of parents who come into conflict with their superpowered children.

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Previous to those roles, Wersching most recently had a recurring role as Emma Whitmore, a double agent in the time-traveling historical fiction series Timeless, which ended in 2018. She was also seen in the first season (and one episode in the second season) of the Amazon Prime detective series Bosch. She played a late in life rookie cop (much like Fillion’s character) who was also a love interest of the title character Harry Bosch (Titus Welliver). In addition, Wersching was vampire Lily Salvatore, the mother of main characters Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder), in the sixth and seventh seasons of The Vampire Diaries. The former soap opera actress also voices the character of Tassyn in the video game Anthem, about an unfinished world where “humanity struggles to survive in a savage environment full of diverse threats.”