Lindsay actress Anwen O’Driscoll is now on Netflix in the series ‘October Faction’

20-year-old O'Driscoll plays recurring role as high school loner Cathy MacDonald

In the Netflix original series "October Faction", Lindsay actress Anwen O'Driscoll (right) plays high school student Cathy MacDonald, a loner who befriends Viv Allen (Aurora Burghart), the teenage daughter of international monster hunters Fred and Deloris Allen. (Photo: Netflix)
In the Netflix original series "October Faction", Lindsay actress Anwen O'Driscoll (right) plays high school student Cathy MacDonald, a loner who befriends Viv Allen (Aurora Burghart), the teenage daughter of international monster hunters Fred and Deloris Allen. (Photo: Netflix)

Lindsay’s Anwen O’Driscoll is seeing continued success in her budding acting career.

The 20-year-old makes her Netflix debut on Thursday (January 23) as a supporting character in the Netflix original series October Faction, a week after appearing in Global Television’s new medical drama Nurses and with an upcoming appearance in season three of Starz’ American Gods.

Anwen, whose mother is published playwright and director Altraire Gural, began acting at the Lindsay Little Theatre when she was seven years old. She made her first television appearance on the YTV tween-comedy Life With Boys at the age of 11.

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Anwen has already established herself on the Canadian television landscape in her role as Taylor Matheson in CBC Television’s highly rated series Burden of Truth but, with her Netflix debut, has now expanded into the U.S.

The Netflix original series October Faction, based on the comic book of the same name by Steve Niles, is about international monster hunters Fred and Deloris Allen (J.C. MacKenzie and Tamara Taylor) and their twin teenagers Viv (Aurora Burghart) and Geoff (Gabriel Darku).

After the death of Fred’s father, the Allen family relocates to a darkly mysterious town in upstate New York. Filming actually took place in Ontario, including several areas of Cambridge and Hamilton.

Anwen O'Driscoll as Cathy MacDonald with Aurora Burghart as Viv Allen in a scene from the Netflix series "October Faction". Anwen's character, a high school loner who becomes Viv's confidante, appears in six episodes. (Photo: Netflix)
Anwen O’Driscoll as Cathy MacDonald with Aurora Burghart as Viv Allen in a scene from the Netflix series “October Faction”. Anwen’s character, a high school loner who becomes Viv’s confidante, appears in six episodes. (Photo: Netflix)

Anwen appears in six episodes as high school student Cathy MacDonald, a bespectacled loner who befriends Viv Allen in art class.

“It’s a horror supernatural teen drama and there are all the vampires and magic and fighting monsters and that sort of stuff,” Anwen told kawarthaNOW last February. “I’m the comedic relief, but my character is not in the comic book. She’s a bit of a goof ball.”

October Faction is available now on Netflix Canada.

VIDEO: “October Faction” Season 1 Trailer

Anwen’s Netflix debut follows her appearance last Monday (January 13) as patient Gabi Gonzalez in “Undisclosed Conditions”, the second episode of Global Television’s medical series Nurses.

Later in 2020, Anwen will play a supporting role as Sophie Palmers in season three of American Gods, the Starz series based on the fantasy novel by Neil Gaiman.

Lindsay actress Anwen O'Driscoll as patient Gabi Gonzalez in a scene from the second episode of the Global Television series "Nurses". (Photo: Global)
Lindsay actress Anwen O’Driscoll as patient Gabi Gonzalez in a scene from the second episode of the Global Television series “Nurses”. (Photo: Global)

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