Luke Mitchell, who starred in Home and Away, has secured a recurring role on The Originals spinoff Legacies, in which his wife Rebecca Breeds is also appearing in.
Luke announced his new gig on Instagram earlier this month, sharing his excitement with fans by simply writing, “OMG…”, along with a snap of the news report.
The actor made his debut as Ken, “a malevolent god who has returned to take down Hope, the world’s only tribrid, and reclaim his title as the world’s most powerful being,” Deadline reported.
Luke’s fans and friends reacted positively to the news, with many congratulating him in the comments section.
“All hail le beard,” said Lincoln Younes, Luke’s former Home and Away co-star, followed by Georgie Parker who wrote, “Oh yes, finally you’re a God. Congratulations.”
It appears that the husband and wife will cross paths in the hit series, as Luke told TVLine that he was “very excited” to be working with Rebecca again.
“We may have a handful of scenes together,” he said. “Perhaps I’ve spoken too much, but our characters have a few exchanges.”
“She’s playing a 1,000-year-old vampire, and I’m playing an all-powerful deity, which isn’t too far from our real-life connection.” Just a smidgeon.”
It comes after Rebecca was cast in a recurring role on the show late last year, following the premiere of her character Aurora in The Originals.
Since Luke and his wife left the sandy shores of Summer Bay, the Australian actor has gone on to perform in a variety of international roles.
Luke went on to star in The CW’s The Tomorrow People and The Republic of Sarah after playing Romeo Smith on Home and Away from 2009 to 2013.
Blindspot on NBC and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.LD. on ABC are among his other TV credits.