Brad Garrett has been tapped for a guest starring role in the two-part season finale of LAW & ORDER: SVU. He will play Gary Munson, a corrections officer at Rikers who maintains his reputation as a hardworking family man, but hides a long history of corruption and violence against female inmates, both inside and out of prison.
Garrett is best known for his Emmy-winning role as Robert Barone on the long-running sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond. He must recently appeared in season two of FX’s Fargo and WGN America’s Manhattan.
Miranda Sings’s Netflix comedy, HATERS BACK OFF, has cast the YouTube personality’s parents with Angela Kinsey and Steve Little. The series delves into the oddball family life of Miranda Sings (Colleen Ballinger-Evans), an incredibly confident, totally untalented star on the rise who continues to fail upward by the power of her belief that she was born famous, it’s just no one knows it yet.
Ryan Eggold has closed a deal to move over from The Blacklist to its spinoff series where he will star as the male lead opposite Famke Janssen, reprising his role as covert operative Tom Keen aka Jacob Phelps.
Netflix’s BLACK MIRROR has cast Madeline Brewer as the female lead opposite Malchi Kirby. The series is meant to tap into our collective unease with the modern world and each stand-alone episode depicts a suspenseful tale, exploring themes of contemporary techno-paranoia.
Brewer is repped by Inphenate.
THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE has added Bella Heathcote as a series regular. The series is based on the novel by Philip K. Dick which depicts an alternate history in which Nazis rule the East and Midwest of America while Imperial japan reigns over the Western States. Heathcote will play Nicole Becker, a young, Berlin-born filmmaker.
Battlestar Galactica actor Jamie Bamber is joining ABC’s MODEL WOMAN, along with Kaley Ronayne and Marcus Callender. The project is inspired by the book written by Robert Lacey. Bamber will play Lio Fibonacci, a longtime colleague of leads Bertie and Miller Geiss, who reads more rockstar than agent and opens a rival agency. Ronayne is set as Rebecca Blackwell, the top model in the world, and Callender will play Drew Pickett, a charming, charismatic couture designer.
SHOTS FIRED has booked Alicia Sanz, Edwina Findley, Marqus Clae, and Shamier Anderson in recurring roles on the Fox event series. The project examines the dangerous aftermath of a racially charged shootings in a small North Carolina town.
Sanz is repped by Gersh and Vision Entertainment. Findley is repped by APA and Silver Lining Entertainment. Clae is repped by Juliet Green and John Causey. Anderson is repped by Industry Entertainment and Patterson Talent Management.
Lili Simmons has won a recurring role on HBO drama WESTWORLD. The project is a reimagining of the Michael Crichton film and is described as “a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin.” Simmons is set as portray Abigail, a woman who works in a theme-park and uses her good looks and charm to lure Westworld guests into the saloon.
She is repped by UTA and Kate Linden.
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET has tapped Trevor Donovan for a role in the CMT series. The project is a period drama set during the famous recording sessions of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. Donovan has been cast as Eddy Arnold, one of the most popular country artists of all time.
He is repped by Abrams Artists Agency.
Warren Christie will recur in USA’s upcoming drama series EYEWITNESS. The show is an adaptation of the Norwegian crime thriller and explores a grisly crime from the point of view of the eyewitness. Christie has been cast as Ryan Kane, a man sprialing into an abyss of violence who will do anything possible to escape detection after committing a series of passion-fueled murders.
Christie is repped by UTA.
Charles Mesure has joins Freeform’s horror drama DEAD OF SUMMER. The project is set in the 1908s, where school is out for the summer and sun-drenched season of firsts beckons the counselors at Camp Clearwater, a seemingly idyllic Midwestern summer camp, where what was supposed to be a summer of fun soon turns into unforgettable scares and evil at every turn. Mesure has been cast as small-town sheriff who loves his peaceful community.
He is repped by GVA Talent Agency.
Emily J | Staff Writer