Category Archives: Casting
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.
The 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.
Hulu 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.
After 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Oprah Winfrey is set to star in HBO Films’ The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks. George C. Wolfe penned the adaptation and will direct.
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.
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.
Pearl Mackie has won the role of the new companion opposite Peter Capaldi on Doctor Who for the 10th season. This is Mackie’s first major television role.