Zelda Williams to Play Mysterious Loner in Creepy, New TV Series
By Jackie Willis
Zelda Williams has a scary new acting role.
Robin Williams' daughter will portray a loner counselor at Camp Clearwater in the upcoming horror series, Dead of Summer, Deadline reports. The Freeform show takes place in the late 1980s at a Midwestern summer camp filled with "first kisses ...and first kills."
Prior to landing the role, Williams had parts on Teen Wolf, Chaotic Awesome and voiced characters on The Legend of Korra and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Creators and executive producers of Dead of Summer, Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis (Once Upon a Time), will direct the first episode, which will also star Alberto Frezza (Charlie's Angels), Eli Goree (The 100), Mark Indelicato (Ugly Betty), Ronen Rubinstein (Orange Is the New Black) and Paulina Singer (Gotham).
Goree will play the aspiring filmmaker, Joel, who returns to camp as a counselor and slowly starts to see that something weird is happening. Frezza takes on the role of Deputy Garrett Sykes and is one of the first to become suspicious of the camp.
Production for the series is set to start in March.
While Williams, 26, has followed in her late father's footsteps through acting, she also told ET that she wants to learn from his kindness. "A lot of what I try to do is interact with the world the way he did," Zelda revealed in an exclusive sit-down. "He didn't care who someone was, he did a lot of work with the homeless, he did a lot of work with people in prison, as my mom does now, and he was always kind. It meant a lot to him, so I kind of hope to, if nothing else, be that."