ONCE UPON A TIME has booked Hank Harris and Sam Witwer for recurring roles in the series’ current season. Harris will play a meek and troubled patient at a mental institution who finds himself trapped under the thumb of its evil and overbearing warden named Nathaniel. Witwere is set as Jacob, who takes pleasure in tormenting his most disturbed and helpless patients.
D’Arcy Carden has landed a series role in Mike Schur’s comedy GOOD PLACE. Carden joins previously cast Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, William Jackson Harper, and Jameela Jamil. Carden will play Janet Della-Denunzio, a violin salesperson with a checkered past.
J.B. Smoove has signed on for a role opposite Geoff Stults and David Spade in the CBS multi-camera comedy, THE KICKER, from Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt‘s Tina Fey, Jack Burditt, and Robert Carlock. The comedy centers on Daryl Thorkelsonan, an oddball athlete who drives family, friends, and strangers insane after he unexpectedly finds himself retired. Smoove is set as Gil, Daryl’s extremely loyal, totally lovable employee.
Jennifer Beals will lead NBC’s TAKEN prequel series, opposite Clive Standen. The series is an adaptation of the hit Liam Neeson action franchise, exploring how Bryan Mills (Standen) developed his particular set of skills. Beals will play the Special Deputy Director of National Intelligence who takes Mills under her wing.
Beals is repped by APA.
Kevin Zegers has been tapped for a series regular role in ABC’s pilot NOTORIOUS. The series is described as a provocative look at the interplay of criminal law and the media. Zegers is set as Oscar Keaton, a billionaire playboy who created one of America’s biggest social media companies that went public two years ago.
STILL STAR-CROSSED has added Medalion Rahimi to the cast in a series regular role. the Shondaland-produced project is set in 16th Century Veron and picks up where Shakespeare’s infamous Romeo and Juliet leaves off. It charts the treachery, palace intrigue, and ill-fated romances of the Montagues and Capulets in the wake of the young lovers’ tragic fate. She will play Princess Isabella, an intelligent, outspoken, and practical woman with inner steel.
Lindsey Gort and Betsy Beutler are teaming up for CBS’s multi-camera comedy REAL GOOD PEOPLE. The series centers on a conservative small-town family forced to reconcile their values when they discover their children’s lives are less than perfect. Gort will play June, Billy’s beautiful fiancee and the Mayor’s daughter. Beutler will play Liz, Beau’s wife who is a former party girl and band groupie now trying to reinvent herself into the mother her husband adores.
PROTOTYPE has added Annabelle Dexter-Jones to the cast of Syfy’s science fiction thriller pilot from Tony Basgallop. The drama centers on three unlikely cohorts who inadvertently stumble upon an invention that challenges the very nature of quantum physics – a discovery which in turn puts their lives in grave danger. Dexter-Jones is set as Donna Neuring, a young coder and math whiz whose help has been enlisted to bring a potentially momentous invention to life.
Dexter-Jones is repped by Gersh and Authentic.
Sarayu Blue is joining Tori Anderson and Joshua Sasse in NO TOMORROW, the end-of-the-world comedy at the CW. Blue will play Kareema, a “too-hip” coworker of Anderson’s female lead at the Amazon-like distribution center.