Former "The Apprentice UK" contestant Riyonn Farsad is one of the confirmed names to have a major role in the upcoming Netflix drama series Anatomy of a Scandal.
With only a handful of acting credits to his name (with most of it being uncredited), the role is expected to be his breakthrough role. Here is what you should know about Riyonn Farsad.
He is set to portray the legal aide to Kate Woodcroft, one of the three central characters in the first season of the anthology series.
Anatomy of a Scandal is based on Sarah Vaughn's best-selling 2014 novel of the same name and is based in London.
The first season follows a Westminster-based lawyer, James Whitehouse, and his wife, Sophie Whitehouse, and the turmoil in their domestic and public lives when James is accused of sexually assaulting his aide, Olivia.
The incident lands James in the crosshairs of Kate Woodcroft QC, a ruthless and headstrong barrister determined to land him behind bars.
Riyonn Farsad's on-screen career took off when he became one of the contestants on the fifteenth series of the business-themed reality game show, The Apprentice UK, in 2019.
Farsad, then 30, was an events manager and a game developer behind the card-based party game, Auditions. He looked promising but was eliminated after the fifth task.
Farsad had previously only worked as a body double in movies like Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Danish Girl, Alice Through the Looking Glass, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Besides that, he has also had uncredited appearances in movies like The Program, Burnt, and The Take.
According to some online sources, Riyonn Farsad is believed to have a net worth of $250 thousand in 2020. He worked as an event manager and game developer while doubling in movies when he competed for the 15th series of The Apprentice UK.
He is currently set to have a breakthrough role in the upcoming Netflix anthology drama series Anatomy of a Scandal.