Category Archives: Casting

Lilly Singh to Guest star on “Life in Pieces”

Lilly Singh ExcerptYouTube 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.

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Walton Goggins Set as Star of New Showtime Comedy “Keeping It Real”

Walton Goggins ExcerptVice 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

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Uma Thurman to Guest Star in Bravo Series “My So Called Wife”

uma thurmanDark 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.

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Mary Elizabeth Winstead Joins Ewan McGregor and More for “Fargo” Season 3

Mary Elizabeth Winstead ExcerptWith 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.

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Ben Vereen to Recur on Fox Comedy “Making History”

attends FOX 2016 Upfront at Wollman Rink on May 16, 2016 in New York City.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.

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Rita Wilson & Lyndsy Fonseca to Guest Star on “Pitch”

Rita WilsonFox 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.

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Amazon Pilot “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” Books Tony Shalhoub

Tony Shalhoub ExcerptEmmy-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.

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“Scream Queens” Adds Kirstie Alley as Season 2 Regular

<> at SiriusXM Studios on January 6, 2016 in New York City.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.

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“Outlander” Actor Tobias Menzies to Star in AMC Anthology “The Terror”

Tobias MenziesAMC 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.

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Richard Madden Tapped as Lead in Amazon Series “Strange New Things”

Richard Madden ExcerptThe 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.

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Meryl Streep to Star in J.J. Abrams Limited Series “The Nix”

Meryl StreepOscar-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.

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Jessica Biel to Star in and Executive Produce “The Sinner” at USA

Jessica Biel ExcerptUSA 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.

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Georgina Campbell Tapped for Syfy DC Comics Series “Krypton”

Georgina Campbell ExcerptSyfy’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.

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Jim Broadbent Lands Significant Role for Game of Thrones Season 7

Jim Broadbent ExcerptHBO’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.

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Showtime Developing “Fatwa” Starring “The Daily Show” Alum Aasif Mandvi

Aasif MandviPremium 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.

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David Berry Wins the Role of Lord Grey in “Outlander” Season Three

hqdefaultStarz’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.

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Netflix Comedy Series “GLOW” Signs on “Community” Actress Alison Brie

Alison Brie ExcerptCommunity 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.

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Tracey Ullman Returning to HBO in New Sketch Series

Tracey Ullman excerptSketch 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.

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Britney Spears Biopic in the Works at Lifetime

Britney Spears ExcerptDays 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.

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“Underground” Books Aisha Hinds to Play Harriet Tubman

aisha hinds excerptAll 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.

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Ray Romano & Chris O’Down Team Up For “Get Shorty” Series

505154748Epix’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.

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Joseph Fiennes Lands Lead Role in “The Handmaid’s Tale” from Hulu

Joseph Fiennes ExcerptSamira 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.

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USA Developing Con Artist Series with John Cho Attached to Star

John Cho ExcerptStar 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.

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Geoffrey Rush to Star as Einstein in Nat Geo Series “Genius”

Geoffrey-Rush-2015-Aactas-009Upcoming 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.

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Jay Pharoah & Taran Killam Land Starring Roles on Showtime Series

gettyimages-161492484-copyLess 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.

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Jennifer Lopez To Headline Drug Lord Film From HBO

Jennifer-Lopez-561766The 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.

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Rachel Brosnahan Lands Lead In Amy Sherman-Palladino Pilot “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

Rachel+Brosnahan+_ITDvS0y0ERmHouse Of Cards and Manhattan actress Rachel Brosnahan has won the titular role in Amy Sherman-Palladino’s Amazon pilot The Marvelous Mrs. Marvel.

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“The Mindy Project” Adds Two New Recurring Roles For Season 5

Bryan Greenberg Rebecca Rittenhouse ExcerptHulu’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.

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Jay & Mark Duplass Return To HBO With Comedy Anthology Series

mark-and-jay-duplassHBO 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.

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ABC Greenlights “Ten Days In The Valley” As Kyra Sedgwick Replaces Demi Moore

kyra-sedgwick-at-brooklyn-premiere-at-2015-new-york-film-festival-10-07-2015_2The 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.

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