Silent Witness casts Casualty's Genesis Lynea for series 24

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Photo credit: David Emery - BBC
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Silent Witness has recruited Casualty's Genesis Lynea as a new cast member.

The actress, who played Archie Hudson on the BBC soap, will take on the role of Simone Tyler as she joins the team alongside the likes of Nikki Alexander (Emilia Fox) and Jack Hodgson (David Caves).

Tyler is described as "a zealous and meticulous ecologist, who is making a massive jump from the museum to the mortuary" (via Radio Times).

Photo credit: David Emery - BBC
Photo credit: David Emery - BBC

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"It's been a lovely surprise to film a project during such a testing time, with so much to learn and sink my teeth into," Lynea said.

"It's really fulfilling to learn a new way of thinking and seeing through the eyes of Simone – as she learns, I learn. The science of forensics is very intricate work and it's been fun to play alongside the Silent Witness team. Watch this space!"

"It is a delight to welcome Genesis and integrate a new forensic specialism into Silent Witness," added executive producer Lawrence Till.

Photo credit: Alistair Heap - BBC
Photo credit: Alistair Heap - BBC

"Forensic Ecology is the analysis of human remains, bugs, plants, soil samples and other particulates from crime scenes and is vital in proving the presence of a body and its deposition to establish a time and place of death.

"It is a great addition to the pathology carried out by Nikki Alexander and Forensic Science executed by Jack Hodgson."

Till went on to praise Lynea, noting: "Genesis brings tremendous energy and enthusiasm to Silent Witness and plays Simone with a great sense of fun. I'm confident she will quickly become a much-loved addition to the team."

Meanwhile, last night's (September 21) episode of Silent Witness saw one character killed off in brutal fashion.

Silent Witness airs on BBC One, and you can catch up on iPlayer.

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