‘Jolene Purdy (Orange Is The New Black) is set for a recurring role on the fourth season of Syfy’s The Magicians. Based on the best-selling novels by Lev Grossman, The Magicians centers on Quentin Coldwater (Jason Ralph) and his 20-something friends as they discover their magical abilities and ward off evil creatures who threaten to destroy the magical world they’ve come to know.
Purdy will play Shoshana, a maenad, a bright and highly emotional magical creature tasked with tending to notorious party god Bacchus; she stands as gatekeeper between the deity and an old buddy who desperately seeks him. Purdy won a SAG award for her role as Stephanie in Orange is the New Black. She most recently recurred on Fox series The Resident and previously starred in CBS drama Under The Dome. Purdy is repped by Abrams Artists Agency and Bernard Kira of BMK-ENT.