*Rochelle Aytes, last seen on ABC’s “The Forgotten,” has scored one of four leads in “Mistresses,” ABC’s drama recently greenlighted straight to series for a summer 2013 launch.
The soap, written by KJ Steinberg based on the British format, is described as “a provocative thrilling drama that finds four women, two of them played by Aytes and Jes Macallan, with scandalous romantic lives, caught in storms of excitement and self-discovery, secrecy and betrayal, and at the mercy of the complex relationships they’ve created,” according to Deadline.com.
Aytes will play April, a recent widow raising two daughters and running a high-end linen shop on Robertson Blvd.
Coincidentally, Aytes also played one of the four leads in the previous U.S. “Mistresses” adaptation, a 2009 Lifetime pilot penned by Melissa Carter.
Macallan will play Josslyn, the youngest of the quartet of close friends, a real estate broker, and an unapologetically sensual woman.