24‘s Freddie Prine Jr. and Undateable‘s David Fynn have been tapped as male leads in CBS’ multi-camera comedy pilot I MOM SO HARD. Prinze Jr will portray Hale. Married to Jen (Jen Smedley), Hale is a work from home former athlete with a dry sense of humor. Flynn will play Brian, a hard-working, affable school teacher, and fun father, Brian is devoted to his wife, Kristen (Kristin Hensley), and he’s willing to put a smile on her face at any expense.
CBS All Access is rounding out the cast for its upcoming original drama series STRANGE ANGEL. Peter Mark Kendall (The Americans), Michael Gaston (Man in the High Castle), Greg Wise (Sense & Sensibility), Rade Šerbedžija (Batman Begins), Zack Pearlman (Shameless) and Keye Chen (Silicon Valley) have signed on.
Kendall will play Richard Onsted, Jack’s oldest and best friend and a mathematical genius incapable of hiding his opinions, at least when he’s around people he deems less intelligent than himself (which is most of the time). Gaston will portray Virgil Byrne, Jack’s father-in-law, a domineering, sanctimonious man and a religious zealot. Wise will play Alfred Miller, the Grand Magus of the Agape Lodge, the occult group that Parsons gets pulled into. Attractive and alluring, though a changeling, you never quite know where he stands. Šerbedžija will portray Prof. Filip Mešulam, Jack’s mentor and advisor at Caltech who helps his rocketry project gain greater legitimacy. Pearlman will play Samson Hunt, a Caltech student eager to join Jack’s racketeering team, he is a brilliant scientist in the field of fluid dynamics and a strange combination of “good-ole-boy and nerd.” Chen will portray Gui Chiang, a regal, brilliant Caltech student who joins Jack’s racketeering venture; he is descended from Asian royalty but often overlooked by his faculty advisors.
Netflix’s upcoming SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH series has cast Lucy Davis in a key role. Davis will play Hilda Spellman, one of Sabrina’s two witch aunts. More nurturing that Zelda, Hilda’s motherly nature and warm sense of humor are mixed with a wicked ghoulish streak. She is as adept at brewing spite jars against her family’s enemies as she is at concocting love potions for the students at Baxter High.
Community‘s alum Joel McHale, Psych‘s Maggie Lawson, This is Us‘ Gerald McRaney, Happy Endings‘ Zachary Knighton are joining season 2 of Netflix’s SANTA CLARITA DIET in guest starring roles. McHale and Lawson will play Chris and Christa, married realtors in Santa Clarita – and a more successful, more aggressive version of Sheila and Joel. McRaney portrays Ed Thune, a retired army colonel who Joel finds very intimidating. Knighton plays Paul, the chill descendent of Serbian ancestors who has been tasked with pursuing the truth of the undead.
April Dawn | Editorial Intern