Lifetime’s ‘UnReal’ Casts Two ‘Everlasting’ Contestants for Season 2 (EXCLUSIVE)

Let the love-of-war begin. “UnReal” has cast two more contestants for the upcoming second season of Lifetime’s critically acclaimed dramedy, Variety has learned exclusively.

Meagan Tandy and Kim Matula have been set as series regulars who will play two of the ladies vying for the heart of Darius Hill (BJ Britt), the new suitor of “UnReal’s” fictional dating show “Everlasting.”

Tandy (“Teen Wolf,” “Survivor’s Remorse”) will play Chantal, a Southern debutante who’s elegant, beautiful, polished and believes she’s destined to marry Hill, after the tragic loss of her fiancé.

Matula — who’s best known for her starring role as Hope Logan on “The Bold and the Beautiful” — will portray Tiffany, a hot, smart and rich all­-American girl who’s the daughter of a professional football team owner. She hopes that “Everlasting” will help her step out of her father’s shadow.

The two actresses join previously announced cast members Denée Benton and Monica Barbaro who will both play other “Everlasting” contestants, and Michael Rady who’ll play a filmmaker and Gentry White who will take on the role of Darius’ cousin.

Season 2 of “UnReal,” which is a parody on dating shows like “The Bachelor,” will center around a new season of “Everlasting” with a new suitor in Darius Hill, a drop-dead gorgeous professional quarterback with a million-dollar smile, sweetness and swagger. With him being cast on the reality show, producers Quinn (Constance Zimmer) and Rachel (Shiri Appleby) land a huge win with him being the first African-American on the show. Hoping to find his way out of a PR scandal, Darius has no idea that the ride he’s about to take on will change his life forever.

Though “UnReal” centers around a fake dating show, the show strikes many very real chords. While “The Bachelor” on ABC has received much backlash for never casting a black lead, Lifetime’s series is taking an evident jab at that lack of diversity by focusing the new season around an African-American suitor. The first season of “UnReal” starred Freddie Stroma as a British heartthrob.

Tandy is repped by JKA Talent & Literary Agency and Vincent Cirrincione Associates. Matula is repped by Justine Hunt, of Hines and Hunt Entertainment.

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