Keke Palmer (Grease Live, Scream Queens) has been cast as a series regular on the second season of Epix’s drama series Berlin Station.
The series takes a look at the activity of a CIA office on a global stage in the midst of an investigation into a now-famous whistleblower. It follows Daniel Miller (Richard Armitage), a new arrival at Berlin’s CIA station who is on a clandestine mission to uncover the source of the Thomas Shaw leaks. Richard Jenkins, Michelle Forbes, Rhys Ifans, Leland Orser and Tamlyn Tomita also star.
Palmer will play April Lewis, the newest and youngest case officer assigned to Berlin Station on her first field assignment after making her mark as an analyst at Langley. With a bracing combination of millennial intrepidity and old-fashioned sass, April brings a new-guard mentality often at odds with her old-guard colleagues in a system struggling to preserve its besieged identity. But she is no less determined to make her mark in Berlin as she did back home at headquarters.
Season 2 of Berlin Station begins production next month.
Palmer is known for being a method actor, and has already had a successful career in entertainment spanning over a decade. She landed her first film role as Queen Latifah’s niece in Barbershop 2 at the age of nine, and became the star of her own Nickelodeon show, True Jackson at the age of 15. Since then she has starred in films such as Akeelah and the Bee, and Madea’s Family Reunion. Recently, she starred as Zayday on Seasons 1 and 2 of Fox’s Scream Queens and played Marty on Emmy-winning Grease Live, also on Fox. Her TV credits include The Trip to Bountiful, cable miniseries Full Circle, CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story, and a six-episode arc on the second season of Masters of Sex. In addition to her tv and film credits, Palmer made Broadway history recently as the first African American and youngest actress to star in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s iconic 1957 musical, Cinderella.