TV Casting Round-Up: Emma Stone & Jonah Hill Reteam For Dark Comedy Series “Maniac”



and , who previously starred together in Superbad, are reteaming for . The half-hour, dark comedy from Paramount and is based on the 2014 Norwegian series about a guy who lives a fantasy life in his dreams but in reality is locked up at an institution. Hill and Stone will play patients at the institution.

The project is directed by Cary Fukunaga, who is best known for directing the first season of HBO’s True Detective and writing/directing the acclaimed Beasts Of No Nation.

Hill is repped by and . Stone is repped by and .

is headed to television alongside for the Netflix comedy . The pair will also executive produce. The series follows Joel (Olyphant) and Sheila (Barrymore), husband and wife realtors leaidng vaguely discontented lives in the L.A. suburb of Santa Clarita, until Sheila goes through a dramatic change sending both their lives down a road of death and destruction… but in a good way.

The comedy hails from Aaron Kaplans Kapital Entertainment and Tracy Katsky’s KatCo and is set for a 2017 debut.

Barrymore is repped by . Olyphant is repped by Partners.

is joining the medical of . The light-hearted medical procedural is based on the best-selling book by Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers. It follows the unlikely pairing of Dr. Kara Martins (Marsha Thomason), a successful, driven cardiologist as she risks career suicide by teaming with Dr. Lucas Cort (Peter Facinelli), a brilliant, socially-challenged veterinarian who relates better to animals than people. Rappaport will play a cardiology resident, Dr. Henry Lowe.

He is repped by Gersh and .

has booked original series castmembers , , and to reprise their roles in the event series. They join previously announced stars Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, and Sarah Wayne Callies.

Knepper is repped by and . Dunbar is repped by and Levity Entertainment Group. Nolasco is repped by and .

Fox’s single camera, time- comedy has tapped to join Adam Pally. Lester will play Chris, a 30-year-old history professor and the most popular teacher on campus. He has the gift of inspiring people by making his encyclopedic knowledge of history accessible.

He is repped by and Truhett/Garcia .

, , and have been locked for series regular roles alongside Bill Bellamy and Becki Newton in Fox’s untitled comedy from Chris Chase. Carlon is set as Colin, Christy’s (Newton) meek and awkward mama’s boy. Stebbins will play Harry, Christy’s 12-going-on-24-year-old son, charming and rap-loving, he’s more confident than motivated and as much of a ladies’ man as a kid can be at 12. Allen will play Angela, Jay’s (Bellamy) well-educated, successful, and strong-willed sister.

Carlon is repped by . Stebbins is repped by Abrams and Major Minors. Allen is repped by and .

has been tapped for recurring roles on HBO’s and The CW’s IZOMBIE. On Veep, she will play Senator Montez and character details are being kept under wraps. On iZombie she will play Andrea, the head of a private military contracting company interested in purchasing Super Max for unknown purposes.

She is repped by and Rise .

has booked the male lead role opposite Stockard Channing in NBC’s multi-camera comedy . The series is an unlikely buddy comedy that follows Margaret, a fiercely candid and often offensive legendary actress, and Ben, the ambitious 27-year-old lawyer forced to babysit her. Stenhouse is set as Ben.

He is repped by Gersh and .

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