According to the Hollywood Reporter, Missy Peregrym (Stick It) has been cast as the female lead in The Reaper, a new fall drama from The CW about a 21-year-old slacker who becomes the devil’s bounty hunter. She is replacing Nikki Reed (Thirteen), who played the role in the pilot.
The character in question, Andi, is the co-worker of reluctant bounty hunter Sam (Bret Harrison); Sam, of course, has a crush on her but doesn’t have the guts to ask her out. The gig doesn’t really seem like a step up from Missy’s current job, playing the shape-shifting Candice on NBC’s Heroes, and in fact it makes me wonder: What’s going to happen to Candice?
Last week I was confined to my couch while I fought off a flu bug, so I was finally able to catch up on last season of Heroes. In the season finale [spoiler warning if you haven’t seen it!] Candice gets smacked around by Niki/Jessica, but I didn’t think it was a mortal smacking. Now I’m not so sure …
On the other hand, having just read the Futon Critic’s rundown of the Heroes World Tour press conference, I’m now wondering if maybe Candice just isn’t in the first half of Season 2. Since The Reaper has only been ordered for 13 episodes so far, it’s conceivable that Missy could shoot those episodes and still have time to be in the second half of Heroes‘ second season. Or, let’s face it: Candice isn’t on-screen all that often, so maybe Missy has time to do two series at once.
All I know is, all this exposure surely is going to help Missy make it onto the AfterEllen.com Hot 100 version 2.0 in 2008. (This year she was robbed!)