Category Archives: Casting
The upcoming limited series about Lou Pearlman, depicting the life and downfall of the infamous music mogul, has found its titular Pearlman: British actor Toby Jones. Pearlman was best known for creating and managing boy bands such as the Backstreet Boys and NSYNC.
Royal Pains star Mark Feuerstein has RSVP’d for Wet Hot American County: Ten Years Later, the Netflix sequel series to the cult comedy Wet Hot American Summer. The first limited series, First Day of Camp, was a prequel to the original film.
Summer hit Stranger Things from Netflix is gearing up for season two as they add Sadie Sink and Dacre Montgomery to the cast. They are also promoting Joe Keery and Noah Schnapp to series regulars from recurring. The show stars Wynona Ryder, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, and breakout star Millie Bobby Brown.
The upcoming spinoff of CBS’ The Good Wife has added a new character — Game of Thrones actor Rose Leslie will play Maia, the goddaughter of Christine Baranski’s Diane Lockhart.
The actor joins K.J. Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, and Ashleigh Murray in the contemporary adaptation of the classic Archie comics.
DC Comics series Krypton has added six series regular castmembers including Ian McElhinney, Elliot Cowan, Ann Ogbomo, Rasmus Hardiker, Wallis Day, and Aaron Pierre. They join previously cast Cameron Cuffe and Georgina Campbell.
New York Comic Con received a big surprise this weekend when The Defenders team arrived on the scene with Sigourney Weaver, announcing the Alien star had been cast as the villain of the first season. Marvel-Netflix also revealed that Daredevil star Deborah Ann Woll would be joining the spinoff The Punisher series.
BBC and Endemol Shine Group-owned Kudos are in talks with Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington to star in the drama series Gunpowder inspired by Guy Fawkes.
Cameron Cuffe has been cast as the male lead in the Syfy Superman prequel series Krypton. Cuffe will play Superman’s grandfather, Seg-El, in the series based on the DC Comics characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.
Two Brothers Pictures’ Liar has tapped Joanne Froggatt and Ioan Gruffudd to star in six-part thriller set to bow on Sundance TV and ITV in the UK.
Lee Daniels has booked Naomi Campbell for a recurring role on the upcoming Fox series Star. Campbell previously did a stint on Daniels’s hit Fox series Empire.
Executive producer Lorne Michaels has booked Alec Baldwin to portray Republican nominee Donald Trump on the upcoming season of Saturday Night Live. The show is set to make its season premiere this week.
Cable drama pilot The Sinner has landed Bill Pullman. He joins previously cast Jessica Biel in the USA Network project.
YouTube star Lilly Singh has booked a guest starring role on CBS family comedy Life in Pieces. She will play a talkative babysitter hired by Colin Hanks and Zoe Lister-Jones’s characters.
Vice Principals star Walton Goggins has landed the starring role in Keeping It Real, a new dark comedy currently in development at Showtime with a commitment from the network. CBS TV Studios and Timberman/Beverly are also working on the show
Dark comedy My So Called Wife on Bravo has landed Uma Thurman in a recurring role. The series hails from Universal Cable Productions and executive producers Adam Brooks and Paul Adelstein.
With Ewan McGregor tapped to play a pair of twin brothers and Carrie Coon signed on as the police chief, the cast for Season 3 of Fargo is already shaping up well. Now the series has added another big name: Mary Elizabeth Winstead as a lead character named Nikki Swango.
Broadway performer Ben Vereen is joining Fox comedy Making History in a recurring role. The series stars Adam Pally, Yassir Lester, and Leighton Meester, and was created by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.
Fox drama series Pitch has booked Rita Wilson and Lyndsy Fonseca for guest starring roles. The series was created by Dan Fogelman and follows the first female to play in the major leagues.
Emmy-winner Tony Shalhoub has been cast in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, the Amazon drama pilot starring House of Cards actor Rachel Brosnahan. The series is written and created by Gilmore Girls scribe Amy Sherman-Palladino.
Fox horror-comedy Scream Queens continues to mine television stars of the past and present with the addition of Cheers star Kirstie Alley. She joins other new regulars including John Stamos, Taylor Lautner, and James Earl.
AMC has booked Tobias Menzies to lead their new anthology drama The Terror based on the novel by Dan Simmons. The 10-episode first season is due out next year.
The former Game of Thrones actor Richard Madden has had no lack of roles after leaving Westeros. His newest one is the lead in Strange New Things, a brand new sci-fi series in development at Amazon and based on Michael Faber’s 2014 novel The Book of Strange New Things.
Oscar-winner Meryl Streep is heading to the small screen to star and produce The Nix, a limited series from WBTV and JJ Abrams. Abrams produces through his Bad Robot production company and will likely direct a portion of the series.
USA Network has given a pilot order to The Sinner, a new crime thriller series, which actor Jessica Biel is set to star in, as well as executive produce. The series is based on the best-selling book of the same name by Petra Hammesfahr.
Syfy’s upcoming Superman prequel series Krypton from David S. Goyer and Damian Kindler has found its female lead in English actress Georgina Campbell as Lyta Zod.
HBO’s critical and ratings darling Game of Thrones has added a familiar face to its penultimate season: actor Jim Broadbent. He has landed what’s being described as a “significant” role in the series, which could mean a variety of characters, especially in the world of Westeros.
Premium cable network Showtime is continuing to build its half hour slate as they put into development Fatwa starring Aasif Mandvi. The project hails from writer-producer Dave Holstein who previously worked with Mandvi on the HBO series The Brink.
Starz’s juggernaut sci-fi/fantasy series Outlander has tapped David Berry to play Lord John Grey in the upcoming third season, due out in 2017. The series is based on the best-selling series by Diana Gabaldon, first published in 1993.