Acclaimed crime drama BROADCHURCH has locked in its cast for the third and final season. Joining returning stars David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Jodie Whittaker, and Andrew Buchan will be Julie Hesmondhalgh, Georgina Campbell, Sarah Parish, Charlie Higson, and Mark Bazeley.
Shooting the ITV series is set for this summer in Dorset and will follow Tenant and Colman as Detective Inspector Alec Hardy and Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller as they reunite to investigate a serious sexual assault.
The series was created by Chris Chibnall, who executive produces for Imaginary Friends while Jane Feather executive produces for Sister Pictures. Paul Andrew Williams, Daniel Nettheim, and Lewis Arnold will direct the season.
Hesmondhalgh and Mark Bazeley are repped by Lou Coulson Associates. Campbell is repped Independent Talent Group. Parish is repped by Artists Rights Group, and Thruline Entertainment. Higson is repped by Curtis Brown Group.
David Wenham has landed a role in Netflix’s Marvel series IRON FIST. He joins previously cast Fin Jones and Jessica Henwick. The series follows Jones as Danny Rand who returns to New York after being missing for years. He fights against the criminal element corrupting the city with his incredible kung fu master and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist. Wenham will play ruthless corporate leader Harold Meachum.
Eastenders spinoff REDWATER has set its cast to include Fionnula Flanagan, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Ian McElhinney, Angeline Ball, Peter Campion, and Stanley Townsend. The series is led by Eastenders’ character Kat and Alfie Moon played Jessie Wallace and Shane Richie.
Flannagan is repped by Paradigm, Lisa Richards Agency, and Lawrence Kubik. Kennedy is repped by United Agents and Wishlab. McElhinney is repped by Shepherd Management and Convention Agency. Ball is repped by Macfarlane Chard and Gold Coast Management. Townsend is repped by Gordon and French.
Lucy Punch, Brett Goldstein, Jen Tullock, and Krystal Smith have been tapped for Whitney Cummings’s half-hour HBO series A LOT, inspired by Maureen Dowd’s book Are Men Necessary?: When Sexes Collide. The not-so-romantic comedy follows Cummings as a financially successful woman who navigates a world complicated by the biological and cultural difference between the sexes.
BETTER THINGS has booked Patricia Scanlon for a recurring role. The series, from longtime Louis C.K. collaborator Pamela Adlon, centers on Sam (Adlon), a working actor with no filter trying to earn a living, navigate her daughters’ lives, have fun with a friend or two and also – just maybe – squeeze in some private time once in a while. Scanlon is set as Joy, one of Sam’s friends.
Scanlon is repped by BRS Gage and Wright Entertainment.
Angel Bonanni has been added to SHOTS FIRED in a recurring role. The event series examines the dangerous aftermath of racially charged shootings in a small North Carolina town. Bonanni is set as Javier Cano, Ashe’s (Sanaa Lathan) ex and father of their young daughter.
Annet Mahendru has landed a recurring role on FX’s TYRANT. The series revolves around an unassuming American family drawn into the inner workings of a turbulent fictional Middle Eastern nation. Mahendru will play Nafisa Al-Qadi, wife of Sheik Al-Qadi, the spiritual and political leader of Ma’an who is caught between the violent tactics of the Caliphate and his distrust of the Al-Fayeeds.
THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE has tapped Sebastian Roche in a recurring role. The series is based on the novel by Philip K. Dick and depicts an alternative history of a divided and drab 1962 America in which the Nazies rule the East and Midwest and Imperial Japan reigns over the Western states, with a neutral zone between them.
Emily J | Staff Writer