PILOT, TV & SERIES CASTING (2.13.15)
Jennifer Esposito will co-star in the drama MISTRESSES alongside Jes Macallan, Rochelle Aytes and Yunjin Kim. The series follows the scandalous lives of a group of four girlfriends. Esposito will play Calista Raines, the Creative Director of a luxury fashion brand who has the high-class socialite lifestyle that goes with it. She is repped by Gallagher Stewart Agency.
Jessica Sula will replace Samanth Logan in the family drama RECOVERY ROAD. The series, written by Bert V. Royal and Karen DiConcetto, is based on Blake Nelson’s novel and follows Maddie (Sula), a high functioning addict and party-girl who moves into a rehab facility after being confronted by her high-school counselor. Sula is repped by Gersh and Waring and McKenna.
Luke Mitchell (The Tomorrow People) is joining MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. as the charismatic Inhuman Lincoln. The sci-fi drama follows the missions of the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division. He is repped by UTA and Management 360.
Betsy Brandt has joined the CBS pilot LIFE IN PIECES. She will lead opposite Colin Hanks in the single-cam family comedy as Heather, the eldest of the three siblings who is also a mother of three. Brandt is repped by TalentWorks and Patty Woo Management.
Daniel Henney has joined the upcoming UNTITLED CRIMINAL MINDS SPINOFF. The new series follows FBI agents helping American citizens who find themselves in trouble abroad, with Gary Sinise playing their boss, Jack Garrett. Henney will play army brat Matt Simmons. He is repped by CAA and More/Medavoy Management.
David Morrissey has signed on to the second season of CBS‘ sci-fi drama series EXTANT in an recurring role. He will play General Tobias Shepherd, Head of the Global Security Commission, who has a prior personal history with Molly Woods (Halle Berry). He is repped by Troika and Silver Lining Entertainment.
Duane Martin and Eric Petersen have been cast in JOE TIME as series regulars. The comedy pilot from Warner Bros. TV centers on Joe, a family man struggling with the fact that everyone around him is pursuing their dreams and enjoying their lives more than he is. Or how most adults perceive the world. Martin is repped by The Paul Kohner Agency and More/Medavoy. Peterson is repped by BRS/Gage Talent Agency.
Emily Kinney (The Walking Dead) is joining the hit superhero show THE FLASH as Brie Larvan, a typically male characters known in the comics as Bertram Larvan, aka the Bug-Eyed Bandit. Brie, a tech wizard, will square off against Felicity Smoak of Arrow in the somewhat of a crossover episode. She is repped by Paradigm and Anonymous Content.
Adhir Kalyan has landed the first role in Rand Ravich and Howard Gordon’s drama pilot FRANKENSTEIN. The series centers Ray Pritchard, on a morally corrupt retired cop who is brought back from the dead both younger and stronger. Kalyan will play Otto Goodwin, a quiet and smart internet billionaire and one of Ray’s “creators.” Kalyan is repped by UTA and Thruline.
Eric McCormack will star in the Fox pilot STUDIO CITY. Written by Krista Vernoff and directed by Sanaa Hamri, the drama is set in Studio City, CA, and follows young singer’s path to stardom as she comes of age living with her songwriter father (McCormack), who turns out to be a drug dealer to the stars. He is repped by ICM and Coronel Group.
Meaghan Rath has landed the female lead in the comedy COOPER BARRETT’S GUIDE TO SURVIVING LIFE. Written by Jay Lacopo, the show follows 26 year-old Cooper Barrett decides to let the world in on the ups and downs that happen between the years after college and before setting down. Rath will play a beautiful physical therapist who lives across the hall. Rath is repped by Amanda Rosenthal Talent Agency and Silver Lining Entertainment.
Skyler Samuels is the latest star to follow Ryan Murphy wherever he goes. The young actress has joined the growing cast of SCREAM QUEENS, Murphy’s latest horror anthology series. She joins Lea Michele as another actor who seems to have signed their life’s work away to the prolific TV writer/producer/showrunner. Samuels previously appears on American Horror Story: Freak Show, another Murphy production. She is repped by UTA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
Walton Goggins and Shea Whigham will co-star opposite Georgia King in the comedy series VICE PRINCIPALS. Created by Danny McBride and Jody Hill, the 18-episode comedy series tells the story of a high school and the vice principals who run it. Goggins will play Lee Russell, the vice principal of curriculum who doubles as a conniving politician. Whigham will play Ray Liptrapp, the new husband of Gamby’s (McBride) ex. Goggins is repped by ICM Partners and Darris Hatch Management. Whigham is repped by CAA and Principal Entertainment LA.
Tyler Ross and Sam Page have reportedly been cast in David Fincher’s comedy LIVING ON VIDEO. The series is set in Los Angeles during the 1983 explosion of the music video industry. The story examines this period through the eyes of Robby (Ross), a college dropout who finds himself as a production assistant for a music video company. Page will play a meteorologist with hopes of transitioning into the game-show hosting. Fincher, who originated the idea, will direct the series written by Rich Wilkes and Bob Stevenson. Ross is repped by Paradigm and Caserta Management. Page is repped by UTA and Inphenate.
Phillip Noyce and Will Yun Lee is set to join the drama WARRIOR. Noyce will direct while Lee will play Susano, a deadly and martial arts specialist and head of a Japanese crime syndicate. The magical martial arts drama centers on a damaged heroine who works undercover with physical and spiritual guidance from a mysterious arts master with the goal of bringing down an international crime lord. The story is written and executive produced by David DiGilio. Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald will also join as executive producers. Noyce is repped by Cameron Creswell Agency, CAA, and Fineman Entertainment. Lee is repped by APA and Zero Gravity Management.
Chris Klein, Jared Gertner and Lindsay Price have been cast in the single camera comedy pilot HOW WE LIVE. The comedy follows a blogger who begins writing about his family and neighbors in the style of an anthropologist who’s stumbled on an undiscovered tribe. Klein will plays Matt, a sports and meat loving guy who helps Russel adjust to his new life in the suburbs. Gertner will play Matt’s sweet and nerdy friend, while Price will play Dennis’ equally sweet and scatter-brained wife Claudia. The series is written and executive produced by Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley and executive produced by David Janollari. Klien is repped by ICM and Brillstein. Gertner is repped by Luedtke Agency and Untitled Entertainment. Price is repped by UTA and Untitled Entertainment.
Adan Canto will star as Salvador in Silvo Horta’s drama THE CURSE OF THE FUENTES WOMEN. The drama centers on Salvador, a magical and mysterious young man who inexplicably emerges from the ocean and breathes new passion into the lives of the Fuentes women. Warner Bros. Television and Silent H are producing. Canto is repped by UTA and Spellbound Entertainment.
Yaya DaCosta will star in CHICAGO MED, the proposed spin-off of Chicago Fire. The series’ characters will first appear in episode 19 of Chicago Fire, similar to the hyprid Chicago PD and Chicago Fire episode. DaCosta will play an attractive nurse who begins to date Chicago Fire’s Kelly character. DaCosta is repped by Gersh.
Meagan Good has landed a recurring role on the upcoming comedy series, MR. ROBINSON, starring Craig Robinson. The story follows Robinson as a journeyman musician who gets a job as a middle school music teacher. Good will play Victoria Wavers a successful former Wall Street trader turned high school English teacher. Good is repped by Gersh and Untitled Entertainment.
Ray Santiago and Dana DeLorenzo are joining ASH VS EVIL DEAD. The 10-episode series serves as a long-awaited follow up to The Evil Dead film franchise. Santiago, repped by TalentWorks and Levity Entertainment Group, will play Pablo Simon Bolivar, an idealistic immigrant who becomes Ash’s sidekick. DeLorenzo will play Kelly Maxwell, a moody wild child trying to outrun her past. He is repped by TalentWorks and 3 Arts Entertainment,
Cassie Scerbo is returning to reprise her role as Nova Clarke in SHARKNADO 3, the third (yes third) installment of the shark/tornado love story. This time the sharks are going after Washington D.C. She is repped by Abrams Artists Agency and LINK Entertainment.
Ryan Hurst (Sons of Anarchy) has landed a series regular role OUTSIDERS, The drama series tells the tale of struggle for power and control in the hills of Appalachia and follows The Farrell clan, a family of outsiders who’ll protect their world and defend their way of life using any means necessary. Hurst will play Lil Foster, the son of Big Foster and brother of Hasil. He is repped by Domain Talent and Piper Kaniecki Management.