Category Archives: Casting

WGN America Taps Matthew Goode To Star In Sci-Fi Series “Roadside Picnic”

matthew-goode-460x306The 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.

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“The Good Wife” Star Archie Panjabi To Recur On “Blindspot” Season 2

Archie-PanjabiArchie 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.

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Heather Locklear To Guest Star On Tyler Perry Series “Too Close To Home”

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Regina King Back For “American Crime” Season 3

regina_kingABC’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.

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“NCIS” Books Wilmer Valderrama For Series Regular Role

ix9sspj3ouc8cqkwuvykWilmer 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.

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“Supergirl” Taps Tyler Hoechlin For Superman In Season 2

1DiIxpbbTyler 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.

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Christina Ochoa To Star in Syfy Drama “Blood Drive”

christina-ochoa-outlander-comic-con-2014-premiere_1Grindhouse-inspired series Blood Drive has tapped Christina Ochoa to star. The series has a 13 episode straight-to-series order from Syfy.

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CW “MadTV” Reboot Lines Up New Cast

Mad-TV-Logo3The CW has set up its full cast for its upcoming MadTV reboot. Cast members include Jeremy Howard, Adam Ray, Carlie Craig, Chelsea Davison, Amir K, Lyric Lewis, Piotr Michael, and Michelle Ortiz.

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Joel McHale & Sarah Hyland Board Hulu Series “Dimension 404″

joel-mchale-ap-328Hulu sci-fi anthology series Dimension 404 has tapped Community‘s Joel McHale and Modern Family‘s Sarah Hyland for roles. The show is based on the 404 error code often seen on the Internet and will explore the weird side of the Internet as characters come across stories that cannot explain the world as we know it.

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Matt Lucas To Return To “Doctor Who” In Season 10

MattLucasAfter appearing as Nardole in “The Husbands Of River Song”, Matt Lucas is set to return to the cult series for the tenth season of Doctor Who as production begins filming on Monday.

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Kiefer Sutherland Could Return As Jack Bauer On “24: Legacy”

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Fox is rebooting 24 with new series 24: Legacy. The series centers on new characters but the team behind the show is leaving the door open for original series star, Kiefer Sutherland, to return as Jack Bauer.

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Dylan Minnette & Katherine Langford To Star In Netflix Series “13 Reasons Why”

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Netflix’s upcoming series based on the YA novel 13 Reasons Why has cast Dylan Minnette and Katherine Langford in the lead roles. The book was a New York Times bestseller from Jay Asher.

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Eva Longoria To Star In Evelyn Waugh Adaptation “Decline And Fall”

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BBC Two’s adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s Decline & Fall has landed Eva Longoria to star opposite Jack Whitehall. The actress is in final negotiations to play wealthy and powerful Margot Beste-Chetwynde.

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Netflix Taps Britt Robertson To Star In “Girlboss”

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Tomorrowland star Britt Robertson has been tapped for the lead role in Netflix series Girlboss, based on the bestselling book by Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso.

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Newcomer Maddie Baillio Wins Lead Role In “Hairspray Live”

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NBC has found the next Tracy Turnblad for their upcoming Hairspray Live with Maddie Baillio. The newcomer was chosen from a group of over a thousand in an open casting call.

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Superman To Return To The CW With “Supergirl”

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The “Man of Steel” is flying back to The CW with his cousin Supergirl. As the DC series moves from CBS to a new channel, executive producers released a new statement announcing the arrival of the infamous hero.

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Pierce Brosnan Snags Sam Neil’s Spot On AMC Drama “The Son”

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AMC drama The Son has tapped Pierce Brosnan to star after losing previously cast Sam Neil. The role marks a return to television for Brosnan, who starred in Remington Steele over thirty years ago.

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“X-Files” Star Gillian Anderson Boards Starz Drama “American Gods”

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Starz’s American Gods has added Gillian Anderson. The project reteams Anderson with executive producer Bryan Fuller after the pair previously worked together on Hannibal.

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Dark Comedy “Sick Note” Books Rupert Grint, Nick Frost & Don Johnson

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Rupert Grint is set to headline Sick Note for European pay TV operator Sky, alongside Shaun Of The Dead‘s Nick Frost and Miami Vice‘s Don Johnson.

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Ewan McGregor To Play Brothers At Odds In “Fargo” Season Three

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Ewan McGregor is headed to the small screen for season three of FX’s award-winning series Fargo. He will play the lead roles of brothers, Emmit and Ray Stussy.

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TV Casting Round-Up: Anne Heche & James Tupper To Lead Syfy Series “Aftermath”

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Anne Heche and real-life husband James Tupper to play on-screen couple in Syfy series Aftermath, while Tim Matheson and Cynthia Nixon will play the Reagans for NatGeo.

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TV Casting Round-Up: Oprah Winfrey To Star In HBO Films’ “The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks”

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Oprah Winfrey is set to star in HBO Films’ The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks. George C. Wolfe penned the adaptation and will direct.

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TV CASTING ROUND-UP: Jennifer Hudson, Derek Hough & Martin Short Join NBC’s “Hairspray Live!”

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Jennifer Hudson, Derek Hough, and Martin Short have signed on for NBC’s Hairspray Live!. The TV event takes place in 1962 Baltimore and follows Tracy Turnblad, who wins a role on TV and becomes a celebrity overnight and meets a colorful array of characters.

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Netflix & BBC Line Up All-Star Cast For Animated “Watership Down” Miniseries

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Richard Adams’ novel Watership Down is getting the silver screen treatment from BBC One and Netflix in a new miniseries and Ben Kingsley, James McAvoy, John Boyega, and Nicholas Hoult have signed on to voice the cast.

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Showtime’s “Twin Peaks” Reboot Announces Full Cast And Production Team

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The highly anticipated reboot of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks has revealed the full cast & production team. The new event series starts up 25 years after the inhabitants were stunned by the murder of homecoming queen Laura Palmer.

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TV CASTING ROUND-UP: Cloris Leachman Joins Ian McShane & Ricky Whittle In “American Gods”

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Starz continues fill out their cast for the adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods as they add Cloris Leachman, Peter Stormare, Chris Obi, and Mousa Kraish.

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TV Casting Round-Up: Kate Hudson & Kurt Russell Are Headed To “The Barbary Coast” With Mel Gibson

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Kurt Russell and Kate Hudson will star in the series, which will be directed and co-written by Mel Gibson. Kevin Bacon, meanwhile, joins Jill Soloway’s new series, while Walter Goggins replaces Joe Manganiello over at History.

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TV CASTING ROUND-UP: RatPac Entertainment Taps Bryce Dallas Howard For Series

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Bryce Dallas Howard is teaming up with RatPac Entertainment for the adaptation of The Swans Of Fifth Avenue. Plus, Jackie Earle Haley books The Tick, and Jodie Comer has won the title role of The White Princess on Starz.

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TV CASTING ROUND-UP: “Broadchurch” Locks In Its Cast For The Final Season

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Acclaimed crime drama Broadchurch has locked in its cast for the third and final season. Joining returning stars David Tennant and Olivia Colman are Julie Hesmondhalgh, Georgina Campbell, Sarah Parish, Charlie Higson, and Mark Bazeley.

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