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Studios to Spend Weekend Reading Hot Genre Spec “Afraid” From “Red Eye,” “Red Widow” Writers

Heat meterDescribed as The Purge meets The Bourne Identity, the story follows four criminal soldiers whose killing skills have been enhanced by horrifying experiments. When they escape to a small Wisconsin town and begin a campaign of terror, only a former Army medic, his tough high school sweetheart and a weathered local sheriff stand in the way of these brutal killers.

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AFRAID (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMThe Purge meets Bourne Identity. Four criminal soldiers, whose skills have been enhanced by horrifying experiments, escape to a small Wisconsin town and begin a campaign of terror. Only a former army medic, his tough high school sweetheart, and a weathered local sheriff stand in the way of these brutal killers who are on a mission to find the eccentric who holds the key to their survival.

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Gina Rodriguez to Voice “Carmen Sandiego” for Netflix as Two Movie Studios Battle for Her Next Slot (Exclusive)

Gina Rodriguez Carmen SandiegoThe deal comes as the Golden Globe-winning star of Jane the Virgin negotiates for the lead role in Sony’s remake of Miss Bala and 20th Century Fox’s comedy Fire Me.

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Freeform Sets Iliza Shlesinger Late-Night Series Premiere

iliza shlesinger excerptDisney-owned Freeform is entering the late-night landscape with Truth & Iliza hosted by Iliza Shlesinger. The series is getting a six-week run start May 2 at 10 p.m. on the network and its digital platforms.

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Gina Rodriguez, Catherine Hardwicke Circling “Miss Bala” Remake at Sony

Gina Rodriguez Catherine Hardwicke Miss BalaWhile Rodriguez doesn’t have an offer yet since Hardwicke just boarded the project, there’s no doubt she would absolutely crush this role, as the rising star of Jane the Virgin is a strong match for the material.

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TV Casting Round-Up (04.03.17) – Mira Sorvino to Headline “Three Days of the Condor”, Ron Livingston Boards “Dice”, “Scrubs” Alum Teams Up with Romany Malco, and More…

mira sorvino excerptMira Sorvino has been tapped to headline the television adaptation of 1973 poliitcal thriller Three Days of the Condor and Ron Livingston has signed up for a recurring role on Dice.

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MY FAVORITE THING IS MONSTERS (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMSet in 1960s Chicago, the story is told from the point of view of a 10-year girl who loves monsters (and wants to be one) and hates the cancer that is eating her mother. When her Holocaust survivor neighbor dies under mysterious circumstances, the girl decides to play detective.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.30.17) – “Boy Meets World” Alum Books CMT Comedy, Tyler Labine to Star Opposite Alice Eve, “Counterpart” Fills Out Recurring Roles, and More…

ben savageFollowing the cancellation of Girl Meets World, Ben Savage has landed a recurring role on CMT’s Still the King starring Billy Ray Cyrus and Deadbeat star Tyler Labine has joined CBS pilot Hannah Royce’s Questionable Choices opposite Alice Eve.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.28.17) – Billy Eichner Tapped for “American Horror Story”, “Lore” Casts Its First Role, Archie Panjabi Books “Next of Kin”, and More…

billy eichnerThe Good Wife‘s Archie Panjabi and The Pirates of the Carribbean‘s Jack Davenport are teaming up for ITV’s Next of Kin and Billy Eichner has joined the anthology series American Horror Story.

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NEVER SAW IT COMING (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMKeisha Ceylon is a fraudulent psychic. She tells families she can find their missing loved one – for a price, of course. But she soon has a “vision” close enough to the truth to make one of her clients feel threatened.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.24.17) – Kevin James & Leah Reimini to Reunite on CBS, David Boreanaz Boards Navy SEAL Pilot, John Leguizamo Joins “Waco”, and More…

leah reminiLeah Remini is reuniting with her former TV husband, Kevin James, on his current CBS series Kevin Can Wait and John Leguizamo is joining Michael Shannon and Taylor Kitsch for the Paramount Network series Waco

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.23.17) – Adrien Brody Joins “Peaky Blinders,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” Adds Several Guest Stars, and More…

Adrien Brody ExcerptOscar-winning actor Adrien Brody has joined the cast of the BBC series Peaky Blinders and a Whedon alum has booked a three-episode arc on the CBS series Bull.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.16.17) – Emily VanCamp Joins Fox Medical Drama, “Parenthood” Alum Monica Potter to Star Opposite Jeremy Piven, Nia Long to Topline “Goldbergs” Spinoff, and More…

emily vancamp excerptCommunity alum Yvette Nicole Brown has boarded the untitled Mayor City comedy, Oscar-winner Timothy Hutton has joined Amazon’s Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, and Nia Long is set to star in The Goldbergs spinoff.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.15.17) – John Larroquette Looks to Return to TV, Eva Longoria & Ken Marino Team Up for Half-Hour, a “Mad Men” Star Joins CBS Navy SEAL Pilot, and More…

eva longoriaEva Longoria and Ken Marino are set to lead an all-star cast in Type-A, and John Larroquette may be returning to television as he boards Me, Myself & I.

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Gaumont Developing “The Star Shards Chronicles” as Animated Series

star shards chronicles excerptEpic trilogy The Star Shards Chronicles has been picked up by Gaumont for a high-concept animated series adaptation. The books were penned by New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman.

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TV Casting Round-Up (03.14.17) – Jim Caviezel Reunites with CBS, Jane Lynch to Topline NBC Comedy, “Scrubs” Star Boards “Spaced Out”, and More…

jim caviezelSteven Soderbergh’s The Girlfriend Experience adds to its lineup, CW’s Valor rounds out its lead roles, and Jane Lynch is headed to NBC.

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GRAYMAIL (SPEC PILOT)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMSeries set in a secret Government courtroom where spies are tried for treason and revolves around an eccentric defense attorney who is more than willing to risk his own life to protect his whistle-blower clients from powerful Government persecution. Homeland meets Suits in tone.

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TV Casting Round-Up: “Jessica Jones”, “The Good Wife”, & “O.C.” Alums Score Pilot Roles

erin moriarty excerptJessica Jones actor Erin Moriarty has landed a spot in an untitled thriller on Fox opposite Archie Panjabi and Rita Wilson, while Jane the Virgin‘s Sofia Pernas is joining NBC’s military drama For God and Country.

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TV Casting Round-Up: Jon Cryer Makes His Return to the Small Screen

Jon CryerJon Cryer has been cast as the lead in the upcoming ABC pilot Losing It, Noah Wyle to star in the CBS drama pilot Perfect Citizen

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TV Casting Round-Up: “Marvel’s Inhumans” Fills Out the Royal Family

inhumansMarvel’s Inhumans has added five new castmembers including one mysterious role, and Rosie Perez is set to headline NBC’s Drama High.

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TV Casting Round-Up: CBS Casts Leads in “Big Bang Theory” Prequel

Generated by IJG JPEG LibraryBig Bang Theory prequel has found its leads to take on the roles of Sheldon Cooper and his mother, while Alice Eve has landed a the title role in CBS’s Hannah Royce’s Questionable Choices.

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Marvel Taps Amy Acker to Topline Fox Pilot

amy acker excerptAgents of SHIELD alum Amy Acker is swapping one Marvel series for another as she boards Fox’s untitled X-Men pilot in the female lead role. Acker joins the project with Emma Dumont and Percy Hynes White.

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IMMORTAL (SPEC)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMAn alternate history based on real people and events about the hunt for Jack the Ripper in NYC in 1891.

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TV Casting Round-Up: Casey Wilson to Headline “The Sackett Sisters” for NBC

casey wilson excerptHappy Endings alum Casey Wilson has landed at NBC to star opposite Busy Philipps in Tina Fey’s single camera comedy The Sackett Sisters. Several networks have been fighting to land Wilson the past few weeks before she settled on Fey’s sitcom today.

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Marvel’s “Inhumans” Finds its Medusa in “Graceland” Grad Serinda Swan

swan-medusa-excerptThe cast for Marvel’s Inhumans has been stacking up and after the announcement of Hell on Wheels star Anson Mount as Black Bolt, they wasted no time in naming Graceland alum Serinda Swan as Medusa, his wife and almighty Queen of the Inhumans.

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“Ugly Betty” Star Ana Ortiz Joins Voice Cast of Disney’s “Wreck-It Ralph” Sequel (Exclusive)

Ana Ortiz Wreck It Ralph 2Plot details for the sequel have been sparse, but John C. Reilly has previously teased that Ralph will leave the arcade and wreck the Internet this time around.

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TV Casting Round-Up: Stephen Moyer to Headline Fox Marvel Pilot

stephen moyer 2True Blood alum Stephen Moyer is set to star in Fox’s Marvel pilot, and Diana Rigg is joining PBS’s Victoria to play a confidante of the infamous queen.

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TV Casting Round-Up: Rain Valdez Joins “Lopez” Season Two in Major Arc

rain valdez 2George Lopez has politics on the mind heading into season two of his TV Land series Lopez, as Rain Valdez joins the show for an arc centering on transgender issues and when her character arrives in the series and butts heads with Lopez.

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The CW Taps Cress Williams as Lead For “Black Lightning”

cress-williams-excerptThe CW’s adaptation of Black Lightning is getting charged up as it has found its lead in Cress Williams. The Hart of Dixie alum will play the titular DC superhero in Greg Berlanti’s pilot written by Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil.

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TV Casting Round-Up: Ronda Rousey to Guest Star on “Blindspot”

Generated by IJG JPEG LibraryBlindspot taps MMA fight Ronda Rousey in guest starring role and Tim Robbins is returning to television has he lands the lead role in Alan Ball’s family drama on HBO.

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