A ruthless attack dog, Simcoe harbors an intense dislike of most colonists, especially Abe. Simcoe's lack of restraint is his undoing, however, and his killing of Caleb's uncle allows Hewlett to dislodge him from Setauket by the end of the first season. Major John André has a use for Simcoe's remorseless ways, however – hunting down rebel spies on Long Island. Having been appointed leader of the Queen's Rangers in place of Robert Rogers, Simcoe relocates the unit back to Setauket, a provocation to his old boss Hewlett. By the end of the second season, their feud has come into the open, and Setauket is threateneds to be torn apart by a civil war between rival British forces.
Season Three sees this vendetta reach a fever pitch, as the town is not big enough for the two of them. Complicating matters for Abe is that Simcoe now knows the alias of the American spy on Long Island -- Samuel Culper.
Samuel Roukin's background in British theater includes roles in Trevor Nunn's Hamlet at The Old Vic; Bijan Sheibani's The Kitchen at the National Theatre; and Sir Nicholas Hytner's His Dark Materials and Henry IV Parts 1 & 2. Roukin also spent a season at The Royal Shakespeare Company in the lead role of Pip in Declan Donnellan's adaptation of Great Expectations. Most recently on Broadway, Roukin played Valvert in The Roundabout Theatre's production of Cyrano de Bergerac.
Roukin's film debut was in the Oscar®-nominated film Happy-Go-Lucky, directed by Mike Leigh. Other films include Jane Campion's Bright Star and David Yates' Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Roukin's television credits include guest star and recurring roles on multiple series, including Housewife, 49, Appropriate Adult, and Richard II, produced by Sam Mendes. He will next be seen in the feature film Equity, directed by Meera Menon, along with Anna Gunn and James Purefoy. Equity made its world debut in the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
Roukin is a native of Southport, England, trained at The University of Hull, and earned a distinction from Bristol Old Vic.