'Ravenswood' casting: Elizabeth Whitson out as Olivia, Merritt Patterson takes over the role
In a statement to the Hollywood Reporter, the "Ravenswood" executive producers say the change came about because of a shift in the character.
"As we dug deeper into the mythology of 'Ravenswood' we decided to re-conceive the character of Olivia. Merritt Patterson seemed to be the best choice for the direction the character is now headed," reads the statement.
No one has yet been cast as the replacement of Patterson in the role of Tess. But we have to say -- Patterson certainly looks more like the twin sister of Brett Dier, cast as Olivia's brother Abel.
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