THE CROSSING has tapped Steve Zahn and Rob Campbell to join the cast. It revolves around refugees from a war-torn country who start showing up to seek asylum in an American town. But the country these people are from is America, and the war they are fleeing is 250 years in the future. Zahn plays Jude, the local sheriff with a past, who teams up with Emma, a federal agent and a mother in search of her missing refugee daughter. Campbell has been cast as Paul, a mysterious and cerebral member of a group of survivors who arrive on the shores of a sleepy New England beach town after an apparent catastrophe.
Westworld alum Izabella Alvarez has landed a series regular role in RAISED BY WOLVES. The show centers around Sheila Gabel, one tough mother struggling to support her five opinionated, eccentric kids on a shoestring budget, in a Midwestern twon. Alvarez has been as Dolly Gabel, one of Sheila’s children.
PERFECT CITIZEN has netted Kristin Chenoweth to star opposite Noah Wyle. It centers on Deck, the former general counsel for the NSA who, after his involvement as a whistleblower in an international scandal, embarks on a new career at a storied law firm in Boston. Once there, he must face the reality that half the country thinks he’s our greatest patriot and the other half thinks he’s a traitor. Chenoweth has been cast as Jessica, the heartbeat of the firm and got her name on the door by outworking and out-thinking the Ivy Leaguers.
Chenoweth is repped by ICM.
Drama pilot THE GET has booked Alex Fitzalan and Jeananne Goossen in a series regular roles. It centers on a team of tireless Internet journalists who pursue and expose stories of injustice using their unconventional investigative techniques in today’s anything-goes world of reporting. Fitzalan has been cast as Alex, a quiet and highly observant young intern at The Get. Goossen will play Isa, the senior producer and a tech-savvy researcher.
The untitled Navy SEAL drama has booked Toni Trucks as a series regular. The project follows the lives of the elite Navy SEALS as they train, plan, and execute the most dangerous, high-stakes missions our country can ask. Trucks has been cast as Diaz, the logistics officer responsible for making the arrangements to get the team and their gear where they need to be.
Michael Urie, Ursula Parker, and Miguel Pinzon have boarded AMY’S BROTHER, the single-camera comedy from Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone. The half-hour centers on an unconventional family that forms when a successful type-A man, Matthew, and his estranged sister, Amy, and her two children find themselves not only back in one another’s lives but also living under one roof. Urie will play Matthew. Parker has been cast as Abby, Amy’s daughter. Pinzon has been cast as Josh, Matthew’s extremely devoted assistant at the real estate office.
Seth Meyers and Mike O’Brien’s untitled single-camera comedy has added Nick Peine to the cast. The show stars Glenn Howerton as Jack, a hilariously cynical Ivy League professor who loses out on his dream job and goes to work as a high school biology teacher, where he imposes his unorthodox teaching style and uses the kids to plot out revenge on those who wronged him. Peine has been cast as Marcus, a smart kid, but not as into college and careers as the others.
Peine is repped by Gersh and Principato-Young Entertainment.
What About Bob? reboot WHAT ABOUT BARB? has netted Ben Lawson in the male lead role opposite Leah Remini. The half-hour centers on Remini as Suzanne, who tries to cut ties with her most overbearing patient, Barb, but is unsuccessful and gains an annoying family member in the process. Lawson has been cast as Ryan, Suzanne’s fiance, a former Ohio State linebacker who maintains manliness while basically doing the duties of a housewife.
Lawson is repped by Untitled Entertainment.
DRAMA HIGH has filled out its cast with the addition of Shirley Rumierk, Joe Tippett, Ted Sutherland, and Taylor Richardson in series regular roles. It revolves around an extraordinary working-class high school drama department and the incredible students who come alive under a passionate teacher and family man whose dedication to the program galvanizes the entire town. Rumierk will play Vanessa Suarez, a hard-working, no-nonsense complex single mother and waitress who wants the best for her daughter. Tippett will play Coach Doug Strickland, the high school’s football coach and Gwen’s father. Sutherland will play Simon Saunders, the theatre’s leading man. Richardson will play Kaitlin Mazzuchelli, Lou and Gail’s eldest daughter.
The O.C. alum Rachel Bilson and Kaitlin Doubleday are set to board NASHVILLE for the back half of season five. Details of their roles are being kept under wraps, but they are expected to play major characters associated with the label Highway 65 and the Bluebird Cafe, and help to fill the void left by Connie Britton’s departure.
Once Upon a Time grad Sarah Bolger has booked a lead role in Kurt Sutter’s MAYANS MC. The Sons of Anarchy spinoff is set in the aftermath of Jax Teller’s death and focuses on the struggles of Ezekiel “EZ” Reyes, a prospect in the Mayan MC charter on the California/Mexico border. Bolger has been cast as Emily, the beautiful “guera” next door and childhood sweetheart of EZ.
USA’s flagship drama MR. ROBOT has added Bobby Cannavale to guest star in season three and is promoting BD Wong to a series regular. Details on Cannavale’s role is being kept under wraps. Wong, who plays Whiterose, the transgender leader of the Chinese hacking organization The Dark Army.
SCALPED has filled out its cast lead roles with the addition of Gil Birmingham, Irene Bedard, and Chaske Spence. The project is based on the graphic novel of the same name and is a modern-day crime story set in the world of a Native American reservation and explores power, loyalty, and spirituality in a community led by the ambitious Chief Lincoln Red Crow as he reckons with Dashiell Bad Horse, who has returned home after years away from the reservation.
Birmingham is repped by Amsel, Eisenstadt, Frazier & Hinojosa Talent Agency.
Bedard is repped by Don Buchwald & Associates.
Spence is repped by Abrams Artists and Peikoff Mahan.
Emily J | TV Editor