Category Archives: Casting
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.
Community favorite Alison Brie is joining the throngs of Netflix stars for the second time, with a starring role in the upcoming comedy GLOW. The series’ title is an acronym for Glorious Ladies of Wrestling and is inspired by the 1980s women’s wrestling league.
Sketch comedy maven Tracey Ullman is returning to HBO in a new six-episode series, Tracey Ullman’s Show, which aired on BBC One earlier this year.
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.