Disney Channel’s upcoming spinoff series TANGLED: BEFORE EVER AFTER has just added a handful of big names to their voice actor lineup. Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi have already been set to reprise their lead roles in the film and are now joined by Jeffrey Tambor, Paul F. Tompkins, and M.C. Gainey. They join previously announced additions Ashley Judd, Eden Espinosa, Jeff Ross, Richard Kind, Sean Hayes, Peter MacNicol, and Jonathan Banks.
The animated series is due out next year and is set between the events of the film and the start of the 2012 short film as it follows Rapunzel as she acquaints herself with her parents, her kingdom, and the people of Corona.
Melora Hardin has signed on to star opposite Eric Close and Gina Torres in ABC’s THE DEATH OF EVA SOFIA VALDEZ. The series centers on Eva Sofia (Torres), a Cuban immigrant who rose from rags to riches and is a celebrated Miami entrepreneur and a champion for immigrant rights. But her success is fueled by an insatiable ambition that could destroy her family, a vendetta against the lover blair Monroe who betrayed her, and ghosts from the past who threaten to reveal the dark sacrifices she made to attain the American dream. Hardin will play Courtney, Blair Monroe’s aristocratic wife, patrician and beautiful, she is determined to be the First Lady of Miami.
The Leftovers‘ Amanda Warren has signed on for a series regular role on Fox’s drama pilot RECON. The show centers on Alexa, a young, driven FBI analyst tasked with embedding herself in a suspected terrorist family. Warren will play Rashida Malik, a Special Agent in charge of the Milwaukee FBI division.
Tori Anderson of Canada’s Open Heart has won the lead role in the CW pilot NO TOMORROW. She stars as Evie, a risk-averse, straight-arrow, female procurement manager at an Amazon-like distribution center who falls in love with a freewheeling man who lives life to the fullest because he believes the apocalypse is imminent to comedic and poignant results as they embark on a quest together to fulfill their individual bucket lists.
MACGYVER has tapped George Eads for a series role. The show is a reimagining of the 1985 series about a resourceful and ingenious agent who improvises his way out of sticky situations using everyday items like rubber bands, chewing gum and a Swiss Army knife. The show was created by Lee David Zlotoff who has signed on to executive produce.
Eads is repped by APA.
Brooklyn Sudan has been tapped for NBC’s TAKEN drama starring Clive Standen. The project is a TV-prequel to the film franchise that depicts how Bryan Mills (Standen) developed and sharpened his particular set of skills.
FOUR STARS is bringing in Bruce Greenwood for the role of General Buckley in the CBS pilot. Buckley is a four-star general in charge of worldwide special operations for the U.S. military and fiercely protective of his brood.
He is repped by Gersh and Chuck Binder Management.
Beth Hoyt has joined the untitled comedy from Stephanie Weird and Greg Garcia for CBS. The multi-cam project centers on a conservative, small town family faced to reconcile their values when they discover their children’s lives are less than perfect. Beth is set as the dramatic middle child.
She is repped by APA and Principato Young.
Lanipekun is repped by Innovative Artists.
Katie Walder has won the female lead in ABC single camera comedy SQUARE ROOTS from Vijal Patel. Michael Fesco is directing the pilot which follows Walder as Ruth, the wife a of a man from a family of logic-driven engineers who is determined to sue his “gift” to help the people he loves with their everyday issues… whether they like it or not.
She is repped by TalentWorks and Marshak/Mills.
Lex Scott Davis is teaming up with Bill Paxton and Katrina Law for CBS’s TRAINING DAY pilot. The series is a present-day reimagining of Antoine Fuqua’s acclaimed 2001 feature. Davis most recently portrayed Toni Braxton in Lifetime’s biopic of the performer’s life.
Jon Daly is set to join Judy Greer in Fox’s untitled Laura Steinel comedy pilot from 20th Century Fox TV. It stars Greer as the over-used and under-appreciated head of H.R. for a plastic molding plant, who is caught between trying to manage her charmingly incompetent human resources department and a new eccentric CEO who dreams of bringing the New Jersey plastics plant into the future.
Daly is repped by UTA and Principato Young Entertainment.
Emily J | Staff Writer