Brandon Jay McLaren Joins Netflix’s ‘Wayward’

EXCLUSIVE: Brandon Jay McLaren (The Cleaning Lady, Snowfall) has joined Mae Martin’s limited series Wayward for Netflix, Deadline has learned. Details regarding the character he will portray are under wraps.

The eight-episode project from Mae Martin, Ryan Scott, Ben Farrell and his Objective Fiction and Sphere Media. Martin serves as creator, co-showrunner and executive producer, and also will play a lead role in the series, one of the streamer’s first commissions for Netflix Canada.

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Wayward is a thriller set in a bucolic but sinister town that explores the insidious underbelly of the “troubled teen industry” and the eternal struggle between one generation and the next.

Martin serves as co-showrunner with Scott, who also serves as executive producer. Farrell executive produces through his Objective Fiction (Feel GoodThe Gold), along with Hannah Mackay (Peep ShowYear of the Rabbit), Jennifer Kawaja (Sort OfThe PorterCardinal) and Bruno Dubé (Transplant, The Sticky). Sphere Media is producing.

McLaren can most recently be seen recurring on season three of Fox’s The Cleaning Lady. His other recent credits include FX’s Snowfall, ABC’s The Rookie and The Rookie: Feds, Freeform’s Everything’s Trash and Turner & Hooch for Disney+. He is also well-known for his roles in Ransom for CBS, USA Network’s Graceland, Netflix’s Firefly Lane, Bravo’s Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce and AMC’s The Killing.

He is repped by Buchwald, Berwick & Kovacik and Trisko Talent Management.

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