Category Archives: Casting
Days before the release of her new album, Lifetime has announced they are developing a movie about the life of pop star Britney Spears, simply titled Britney. In the film, set to be produced by Asylum Entertainment, actor Natasha Bassett will portray the singer.
All the Way actor Aisha Hinds has landed the role of Harriet Tubman in season two of WGN America’s Underground. Production on the new season begins this month in Atlanta, with plans for an early 2017 premiere.
Epix’s scripted series Get Shorty has tapped Ray Romano and Chris O’Dowd to star. The series is based on the 1995 film of the same name starring John Travolta and Gene Hackman, and novel by Elmore Leonard.
Samira Wiley and Elisabeth Moss are going to be joined by English actor Joseph Fiennes in the adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s book The Handmaid’s Tale for Hulu. The online streaming service has picked up the drama from creator-writer Bruce Miller for 10 episodes.
Star Trek actor John Cho is coming back to earth to star in a brand new series from USA Network. Connoisseur is an hourlong drama from Gary Lundy, Hand of God creator Ben Watkins, and Cho, which explores the world of con artists.
Upcoming anthology series Genius from National Geographic has tapped Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush to portray Albert Einstein. The series hails from Fox 21 TV Studios and Imagine Television.
Less than a week after it was announced that Jay Pharoah and Taran Killam would not return to Saturday Night Live, the pair are now set to each star in a series on Showtime.
The life of drug lord Griselda Blanco is getting the cinematic treatment with HBO developing a film on the true story and Jennifer Lopez attached to star as Blanco.
House Of Cards and Manhattan actress Rachel Brosnahan has won the titular role in Amy Sherman-Palladino’s Amazon pilot The Marvelous Mrs. Marvel.
Hulu’s The Mindy Project has added two new recurring cast members for Season 5, set to premiere on the streaming service on Tuesday, October 4.
HBO has given a greenlight to comedy anthology series ROOM 104 from Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass. The project reunites the brothers with the pay cabler after having previously setting up Animals and Togetherness there.
The Closer star Kyra Sedgwick will headline the newly greenlit series Ten Days In The Valley for ABC. She takes the role Demi Moore was previously attached to.
ABC actioner Mavel’s Agents Of SHIELD has staffed Jason O’Mara as the new director and long-running comic book character.
Fall sitcom Man With A Plan has filled the void left by Jenna Fischer by tapping Liza Snyder for the role. She will star in the multi-camera sitcom opposite Matt LeBlanc.
Vice President Joe Biden is set to guest star as himself in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in the upcoming 18th season.
Known for his role is fantasy-adventure franchises, actor Orlando Bloom has joined HBO’s upcoming mockumentary Tour de Pharmacy. The film, co-created by Andy Samberg and Murray Miller, will focus on professional cycling and its long, complicated history with athletes and drug use.
Adrianne Palicki has been cast opposite Seth MacFarlane in his new hourlong comedy-drama for Fox. Scott Grimes, who has collaborated with MacFarlane on various projects (Family Guy and American Dad), will also appear in the series.
After nine seasons we’re finally meeting Penny’s family on The Big Bang Theory, with Katey Sagal and Jack McBrayer tapped to play Penny’s mother and brother. They will appear in the first episode of the upcoming season.
A slew of actors are moving to National City for season two of The CW’s Supergirl. The latest addition is Det. Maggie Sawyer, played by Floriana Lima, who takes a special interest in cases involving aliens.
Harry Potter alum Tom Felton has joined The Flash as a series regular. Felton will play Julian Dorn, a fellow CSI at the Central City Police Department who suspects there’s more to Barry Allen than just his good guy reputation.
The CW has booked Tyler Ritter for a recurring role on the upcoming season of Arrow. He will play Detective Malone, a new addition to the Star City Police Department.
Dawson’s Creek star James Van Der Beek has been tapped to star in Carters Get Rich. The six-part comedy series hails from Roughcut TV and Sky 1.
The Imitation Game star Matthew Goode has been tapped to star in WGN America’s Roadside Picnic. The series is based on the famous novel by popular science fiction writers Arkady Strugatsky and Boris Strugatsky.
Archie Panjabi is moving to NBC for a little while with a major recurring role on their sophomore drama Blindspot. She will play the head of a secret division of the NSA that has been tracking the Jane Doe case.
TLC’s first script series Too Close To Home has set its cast and tapped Heather Locklear for a guest starring role. The drama is written, directed, and produced by Tyler Perry.
ABC’s critically acclaimed American Crime has signed up Regina King for season three. The actress was nominated for an Emmy for her performance in the first season and is in contention again this year for season two.
Wilmer Valderrama is joining NCIS in as a series regular for season 14 in a move to help fill the void left by the exit of Michael Weatherly.
Tyler Hoechlin is set to fly as Superman/Clark Kent in a recurring role during season two of Supergirl. The character communicated with Kara Danvers throughout the first season and even briefly flew to National City.
Grindhouse-inspired series Blood Drive has tapped Christina Ochoa to star. The series has a 13 episode straight-to-series order from Syfy.