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Actor-comedian Sinbad is headed to the small screen for Fox’s comedy pilot Rel. Joining him is Jessica “Jess Hilarious” Moore who replaces previously cast Angel Laketa Moore. All this and more on today’s TV casting round-up.
The 100 alum Tati Gabrielle joins Netflix’s Riverdale spinoff, Frequency star Peyton List boards Fox’s Gone Baby series, and Chuck‘s Ryan McPartlin signs on for a co-starring role opposite Jessica Alba in Bad Boys.
Besides co-starring in Ridley Scott’s All the Money in the World, the 18-year-old Plummer plays the lead in Andrew Haigh’s upcoming drama Lean on Pete and has scored a number of other lead roles based on that.
The half-hour drama based on a popular podcast is from Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail and received a two-season order from the streaming platform.
Plot details remain under wraps, but sources say the script was written by Guy Busick and Ryan Murphy, and describe it as being in the vein of Jordan Peele’s hit Get Out.
Having starred in the Fox mini-series Shots Fired earlier this year, the talented actor would join Jenkins’ immediate follow-up to his Oscar Best Picture winner Moonlight.
The CW continues to add diversity to its primetime lineup as it has cast Tala Ashe in the role of Zari Adrianna Tomaz for season three of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. The character is a Muslim American woman from the year 2030 who lives in a world of contradictions.
Animation veteran Karey Kirkpatrick is set to write and direct the film, which is being produced by John Requa and Glenn Ficarra. Rather than a traditional Bigfoot movie, a mythical Yeti is the hero this time around, who believes that humans really do exist.
The 100 star Zach McGowan has signed on to headline and produce Ni’ihau with shooting set to begin later this month. Shortly after the announcement though, the project began criticism for McGowan’s casting as the real life Ben Kanahele, a Hawaiian island leader, with many citing the news as another example of “white-washing.”
The 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.
While 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.
John Cho has landed a recurring — and romantic — role in Hulu’s Difficult People while David Boreanaz is trading in his fangs and badge to play a Navy SEAL.
Chris Messina is teaming up with Adam Adams to star in Marti Noxon’s Sharp Objects, based on the Gillian Flynn novel, and Peters Sarsgaard has board the Jeff Daniels drama The Looming Tower on Hulu.
Community 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.
Steven Soderbergh’s The Girlfriend Experience adds to its lineup, CW’s Valor rounds out its lead roles, and Jane Lynch is headed to NBC.
Marvel’s Inhumans has added five new castmembers including one mysterious role, and Rosie Perez is set to headline NBC’s Drama High.
Big 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.
Happy 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.
The Office star Jenna Fischer is set to headline an ABC comedy pilot and a Syfy star is moving to Fox for Bryan Singer’s Marvel pilot.
In a competitive situation, Hulu has acquired a new drama series based on the book Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass from author Meg Medina. Jane the Virgin’s Gina Rodriguez will executive produce via her I Can and I Will Productions banner.
Mr. Church actress Lucy Fry has been tapped for a key role in Netflix’s upcoming fantasy pic Bright directed by David Ayer and written by Max Landis.
NBC’s iconic sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live has added three new featured players to its ensemble ahead of the 42nd season premiere: Alex Moffat, Melissa Villaseñor, and Mikey Day.
Prolific director Mark Waters has been tapped to helm the upcoming live-action family comedy from Disney, Magic Camp. It’s being produced by Suzanne Todd, with Noah Harpster and Micah Fitzerman-Blue working on the most recent draft of the script.
YA novel Drink, Slay, Love by Sarah Beth Durst is being adapted for the small screen in a TV movie from Lifetime and co-executive producer Bella Thorne. Cierra Ramirez will star in the project.