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Sophie Simnett is cast in Disney's The Lodge

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Sophie Simnett is cast in Disney's The Lodge

Sophie Simnett will star in Disney Channel's new series 'The Lodge'.

The British starlet has been cast as the 15-year-old lead character, Skye, in the new action series based in the Northern Irish Town of Ballynahinch, alongside Bethan Wright, Jade Alleyne, Jayden Revri, Joshua Sinclair-Evans, Luke Newton, Thomas Doherty, and Ellie Taylor.

Speaking about the teen-drama - which is inspired by Disney Channel Israel live-action soap 'North Star' - executive producer Steven Andrew said: "'The Lodge' is an ambitious and exciting project which we are thrilled to have the opportunity to be producing for Disney.

"It's a demanding show, requiring our young and talented cast to climb, kayak, mountain bike, whilst occasionally singing, and dancing. The show charts that precious period of teen awakening, when all experiences are intense, treasured and forever memorable. Expect a warm, funny, emotional roller coaster of a show."

The forthcoming series, which will run 10 episodes at 22 minutes long, will see Sophie's character return with her father to the beloved holiday lodge she visited as a child, following her mother's death. The plot will follow the teen through her everyday pressures, a complex love triangle and friendship woes - along with nine original songs.

'The Lodge', which will be produced by award winning Zodiak Kids Studios and directed by Matt Bloom, will air on Disney Channel in 108 territories across EMEA later this year.