SUPERGIRL executive producers Andrew Kreisberg and Greg Berlanti revealed at a screening of an upcoming episode their plans to bring Lynda Carter to the action series. “We had the perfect role for Lynda Carter,” Berlanti said. “We couldn’t work out her schedule. Next year.” The pair then revealed that Carter would play the President of the United States.
The series has not been renewed yet for a second season, nor have any CBS freshman series for that matter, though eleven other series received new season orders on Friday. Between the positive outlook from the executive producers, as well as their success with other DC series and previously promising comments from CBS President Les Moonves, hopes are high for a second season order.
Carter is best known for portraying Diana Prince in the 1970s series Wonder Woman. She would join Dean Cain, who played Superman in Lois And Clark, and Helen Slater, who played Kara Zor-El in the 1984 film Supergirl, in another meta-guest role casting on the current series.
Jeff Pierre has been tapped for Freeform’s drama series BEYOND. The show centers on a young man who wakes up from a coma after 12 years and discovers new supernatural abilities that propel him into the middle of a dangerous conspiracy. Pierre is set as Jeff, former military, tough but vulnerable.
He is repped by Main Title and BRS/Gage Talent Agency.
TRIAL has cast Tania Raymonde for the legal drama from David E. Kelley. The series follows Billy Bob Thornton as Billy McBride, an alcoholic lawyer driven by guilt who brings a case against his former partner, stirring up his old ambition. Raymonde is set as Brittany Gold, a legal secretary and old friend of Billy’s.
Simu Liu has joined TAKEN in a recurring role. The drama is a prequel series to the action films starring Liam Neeson. The Vikings‘ Clive Standen has taken over Neeson’s role, showing how Bryan Mills developed and sharpened his particular set of skills. Liu will play Faaron, a member of the team whose job it is to act quickly in support of the team on the ground.
Parisa Fitz-Henley and Yul Vasquez have landed series regular roles in NBC’s MIDNIGHT, TEXAS. The project is based on the bestselling trilogy by Charlaie Harris and is set in a remote town where your neighbor could be a vampire, a witch, a werewolf, or even an angel. Fitz-Henley has been cast as Fiji, a quirky, funny, free spirit who marches to beat of her own drum. Vasquez will play the Reverand, a grizzled Mexican cowboy who always wears his Stetson boots.
BETTER THINGS has tapped Alysia Reiner in the FX comedy from Louis C.K. and Pamela Adlon. The series 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. Reiner is set as Sunny, a friend of Sam’s.
Zachary Gordon has been cast in a recurring role in Freeform’s DEAD OF SUMMER. Set in the late 1980s, school is out for the summer and a sun-drenched season of firsts beckons the counselors at Camp Clearwater, a seemingly idyllic Midwestern summer camp, including first loves, first kisses – and first kills. Gordon will play Jason “Blotter” Cohen, a happy-go-lucky former camper who returns to Camp Clearwater as a counselor and resident stoner.
Emily J | Staff Writer