Stephanie Bennett on UnREAL

Everlasting love might have eluded her on UnREAL, but Stephanie Bennett will soon be hunting bad guys on ABC Family‚ÄĒThe Wrap reports that the erstwhile Pepper will guest star on the upcoming Shadowhunters. Bennett will play ‚Äúabrasive badass‚ÄĚ Lydia Branwell on the McG-directed series, which is scheduled to debut in early 2016.

Although Lydia‚Äôs described as a ‚Äúbeautiful and no-nonsense‚ÄĚ Shadowhunter, she reportedly began as a plot device: Author Cassandra Clare, who‚Äôs co-writing the series, recently admitted that she created the Lydia character as a way to bring two other characters together. While that‚Äôs not the richest backstory, Lydia will also have experienced a ‚Äúterrible loss‚ÄĚ in her past, so Bennett could hang around for more than a handful of episodes.


Bennett is currently in the midst of tackling the dual roles of Lori Loughlin and Lori-Loughlin-as-Aunt-Becky in Lifetime’s The Unauthorized Full House Story. She also recently appeared as Snow White on ABC Family’s Descendants.