Category Archives: Casting

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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TV Casting Round-Up: Tom Waits Cast In Hulu’s Supernatural Drama “Citizen”

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Musician Tom Waits is to join Hulu’s Citizen. The drama pilot is set against the backdrop of a vibrant, ‘supernaturalized’ Los Angeles. It is a hero origin story, blending gritty vigilantism with elements of magical realism.

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TV Casting Round-Up: Brad Garrett To Guest Star In “Law & Order: SVU” Finale

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Brad Garrett has been tapped for a guest starring role in the two-part season finale of Law & Order: SVU this season, while Bella Heathcote has joined Amazon’s hit series The Man In The High Castle.

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TV Casting Round-Up: Faye Dunaway & Caitlyn Jenner Nab Guest Roles While “Doctor Who” Spin-Off Sets Cast

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Caitlyn Jenner will appear in Transparent, Faye Dunaway will join Hand of God, and the forthcoming Doctor Who spin-off series sets its cast. All of that and more in today’s TV casting round-up!

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TV Casting Round-Up: “Game Of Thrones” Actress Jessica Henwick Joins Marvel’s “Iron Fist”

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Jessica Henwick has won the lead female role as martial arts expert Colleen Wing in Netflix Marvel series Iron Fist. Plus, SNL alum Brooks Wheelan books a regular role on the Shondaland comedy Toast, and more in today’s TV casting round-up!

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TV CASTING ROUND-UP: Nia Vardalos Takes On Mysterious Role In Shondaland Drama “The Catch”

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 star Nia Vardalos has signed on for ABC’s new Shonda Rhimes series The Catch. She will recur, but details of her role in the cat-and-mouse drama are being kept under wraps.

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TV Casting Round-Up: Samuel Barnett Lands Role Of “Dirk Gently” Opposite Elijah Wood In Max Landis Series

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Dirk Gently has tapped Samuel Barnett for the lead role opposite Elijah Wood in the BBC America series penned by Max Landis, The Fluffy Shop hires another, and more in today’s TV casting round-up!

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TV Casting Round-Up: Lynda Carter May Be Headed To National City In “Supergirl”

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Supergirl executive producers Andrew Kreisberg and Greg Berlanti revealed at a screening of an upcoming episode their plans to bring Lynda Carter to the action series. That and more in today’s TV casting round-up!

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TV Casting Round-Up: Special Needs Actor Micah Fowler Joins Minnie Driver In ABC Comedy Pilot “Speechless”

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Micah Fowler has been cast in the ABC comedy pilot Speechless opposite Minnie Driver, while Bosch and ‘s Sarah Clarke has won the much sought-after, guest starring role of Tess on NCIS.

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Netflix Snags Jonah Hill & Emma Stone Comedy “Maniac”

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Just a few days after announcing that Paramount TV and Anonymous Content were pitching Maniac starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill, Netflix has closed a deal giving the dark comedy a 10 episode series order.

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TV Casting Round-Up: Sean Harris And Yetide Badaki Join Neil Gaiman’s “American Gods”

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Sean Harris and Yetide Badaki have joined the Starz series American Gods, opposite Ian McShane; Bojana Novakovic will play the female lead opposite Wilmer Valderrama in Four Stars; Speechless adds John Ross Bowie and more in today’s TV casting round-up!

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“Legends Of The Hidden Temple” Reboot Brings Back Host Kirk Fogg

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Legends Of The Hidden Temple is getting a TV movie reboot over at Nickelodeon and original game show host Kirk Fogg has joined the cast.

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TV CASTING ROUND-UP: “Game Of Thrones” Star Gwendoline Christie Joins “Top Of The Lake” Season Two

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Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christine joins Jane Campion’s Top Of The Lake, Peter Serafinowicz swipes Patrick Warburton’s mantle for The Tick, and more in tonight’s TV casting round-up!

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TV CASTING ROUND-UP: “X-Men: Apocalypse” Actor Lucas Till Wins Role Of “MacGyver” In CBS Reboot

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Lucas Till lands the role of MacGyver in CBS’s action pilot while ABC’s Shots Fired adds Helen Hunt, Richard Dreyfuss, and Stephen Moyer.

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TV Casting Round-Up: Emma Stone & Jonah Hill Reteam For Dark Comedy Series “Maniac”

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Eight years after Superbad won over comedy fans everywhere, Jonah Hill and Emma Stone are re-teaming for a new dark comedy series entitled Maniac, based on the Norwegian format, with True Detective helmer Cary Fukunaga set to direct. That and more in our daily TV casting round-up!

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TV Casting Round-Up: “Vikings” Sets Sail For Season 5 With Jonathan Rhys Meyers On Board

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After receiving a fifth season order,Vikings is bringing in Jonathan Rhys Meyers for an unknown role, while series star Clive Standen has been Taken by NBC. That and more in today’s TV casting round-up!

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“Game Of Thrones” Actor Finn Jones Will Suit Up For Marvel’s “Iron Fist”

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Finn Jones, who is best known for his role as Ser Loras Tyrell in HBO’s hit drama Game of Thrones, is set to play titular role in Marvel’s Iron Fist series for Netflix, Marvel officially confirmed Thursday.

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TV CASTING ROUND-UP: Minnie Driver Returns To Television With ABC Drama “Speechless”

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Minnie Driver will star in ABC drama Speechless, Bill Bellamy will join Becki Newton in new Fox comedy, Mighty Aphrodite’s Michael Rapaport reteams with Woody Allen on Amazon, and more in our daily TV casting round-up!

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TV CASTING ROUND-UP: “Once Upon A Time” Brings In Hank Harris & Sam Witwer For Recurring Roles

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Once Upon A Time taps Hank Harris and Sam Witwer for recurring roles, while Tina Fey’s The Kicker and Mike Schur’s Good Place add to their casts.

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TV CASTING ROUND UP: Patrick Warburton And Neil Patrick Harris Tapped For “Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events”

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Patrick Warburton has signed on to voice the eponymous character in the Netflix series based on the best-selling books, while Neil Patrick Harris has closed a deal to play the villainous Count Olaf.

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