*Cynthia Addai-Robinson (“Spartacus: War Of The Damned”) has been cast as the female lead in History’s miniseries “Texas Rising” (working title), which will detail the Texas Revolution against Mexico and the rise of the legendary Texas Rangers.
Robinson will play Emily West, a mythic historical figure, later dubbed “the Yellow Rose of Texas,” who gets caught in a love triangle between Houston (Bill Paxton) and Santa Ana (Oliver Martinez).
Roland Joffé will direct the project, which hails from A+E Studios and ITV Studios America. It’s slated to premiere in 2015.
Robinson currently recurs on CW’s “Arrow” and also recurred on “The Vampire Diaries.”