The Aussiewood invasion continues as two more young performers land new roles in US television.
Todd Lasance will play Julius Caesar in Spartacus, filmed for Starz network.
Lasance has had his eye on the US for some time, including when a judge was asked not to limit his ability to work in the States during a trial.
Caesar is described as having deadly intelligence and being a skilled swordsman who will begin his ascent toward the all-powerful ruler he will one day become. The busy Lasance follows other Aussies who have been cast in the New Zealand-based series.
Meanwhile former Packed to the Rafters actress Jessica McNamee has been cast in a new pilot of Scruples for ABC, joining Claire Forlani and Boris Kodjoe.
Based on the novel by Judith Krantz, Scruples centres on rich and powerful clothing designer Billy Winthrop (Forlani) in a world of sex, revenge and scandal. Natalie Portman is one of the executive producers. In a 1980 miniseries, the role of Billy was played by Lindsay Wagner.
McNamee will play Maggie, an ambitious celebrity journalist and Billy’s close friend. She also has a role in US feature film The Vow.