Jurassic World 2 recruits The Originals star

JA Bayona is delving into TV for this Jurassic World 2 casting addition

It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything new on the Jurassic World sequel front, which shouldn’t be a quibble when there’s so much other cool stuff going on – but still, we like to know these things. Still, another potential park worker/dinosaur victim has now been added to the cast in the form of Danielle Pineda.

She will likely be familiar to a lot of you, having starred as witch Sophie Deveraux in 13 episodes of The Originals, as well as popping up with roles in TV series like The Detour and Odyssey, and more recently on film via The Fitzgerald Family Christmas and Sleeping With Other People.

Danielle Pineda in The Originals.

While her role has been described as a major one, there are no further clues as to what it will actually entail. By process of elimination it will likely involve her either chasing dinosaurs or being eaten by them, but regardless, we’re excited to see what the sequel to Jurassic World has in store for us.

Pineda joins a cast that already includes the returning Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard and series newcomers Toby Jones, Rafe Spall and Justice Smith, with Derek Connolly penning the script alongside original director Colin Trevorrow, who also produces with Belén Atienza, Patrick Crowley and Frank Marshall.

The untitled Jurassic World sequel will be released in cinemas on 8 June 2018. For all the latest movie news, pick up the new issue of SciFiNow.