TV CASTING ROUND UP: Patrick Warburton And Neil Patrick Harris Tapped For “Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events”


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and join Netflix’s children’s series LEMONY SNICKET’S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS. They join previously cast Malina Weissman and Louis Hynes, and will be directed by Barry Sonnenfeld for Paramount .

The eight-episode series recounts the tale of the orphaned children Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire at the hands of the villainous Count Olaf, as they face trials and tribulations, misfortunes and an evil uncle in search of their fortune, all in their quest to uncover the secret of their parents’ deaths.

Warburton will provide the voice of narrator Lemony Snicket while Harris has officially signed on as Count Olaf after lengthy negotiations. The book series was previously adapted into a feature film with Jude Law narrating and Jim Carrey portraying the dastardly Olaf for the big screen. Filming of the new series is expected to begin later this month in Vancouver.

Warburton is repped by and . Harris is repped by .

, best known as McLovin’ from the feature comedy Superbad, has joined Joel McHale in the multi-camera comedy . The laugher centers on McHale as an adventure reporter who must adapt to the times when he becomes boss to a group of millennials in the digital department of the magazine. Mintz-Plasse will play Clark, a tech/nerd survivalist who knows everything about surviving at sea, in the woods, and on Mars, but hasn’t left downtown in five years.

He is repped by and Principato Young.

Curb Your Enthusiasm’s J.B. Smoove is joining David Spade in the new CBS comedy pilot THE KICKER. The series comes from Tina Fey, Jack Burditt, and Robert Carlock, written by Burditt. Smoove recently appeared on the CBS freshman series Life in Pieces.

Smoove is repped by and Converge .


Galavant‘s has won the male lead opposite Tori Anderson in CW’s pilot. The series centers on a risk-averse, stright arrow, female procurement manager at an Amazon-like distribution center. She falls in love with a freewheeling man, who lives life to the fullest because he believes the apocalypse is imminent, leading to comedic and poignant results as they embark on a quest togehter to fulfill their individual bucket lists.

Sasse is repped by and .

Primetime regular has been set opposite Andie MacDowell in ABC’s drama pilot . The series is set in the late 1970s during the notorious “Model Wars” and centers on Bertie Geiss (MacDowell) – a tempestuous matriarch and uncompromising businesswoman at the helm of an internationally renowned modeling . Weber will play Miller, a character inspired by Jerry Ford.

He is repped by and Partners.

has landed the role of musical pioneer Sam Phillips in , the CMT’s scripted drama inspired by the musical of the same name. He is joined by , as Phillip’s devoted wife Becky, and as his assistant-turned-girlfriend, Marion Keisker.

Murray is repped by Partners and The . Holland is repped by . Florence is repped by .

, , and Essa O’Shea are hitting the road in Discovery’s six-part miniseries , which follows William Harley and Arthur Davidson, who launched the iconic motorcycle manufacturer in Milwaukee in 1903.  Coonan is set as William “Big Bill” Davidson, the big brother of Arthur and Walter Davidson. Read and O’Shea are set as Bill Harley’s and Arthur’s wives respectively.

Coonan is repped by . Read is repped by and .

, , , , and are all ready to compete on-screen in season two of . The ladies will play various contestants in the faux Everlasting, opposite Shiri Appleby and Constance Zimmer. Ganderton is set as Brandi, a shy girl who managed to escape a traumatic past and is now a competitive MMA fighter, Sipos is Haley, a stunning physical therapist, Whitmere is Dominique, a professional basketball player, Prasad London, an engineer by day with a conservative air, and Tynes Jameson, an attractive cop who loves her but feels she is missing love in her life.

Ganderton is repped by . Sipos and Whitemere are repped by . Prasad is repped by Lauren Levitt and Associates. Tynes is repped by Principal Talent.


has landed the co-leading role opposite Bill Paxton in CBS’s drama pilot . Set 15 years after the film left off, the show centers on a bright, gung-ho, idealistic young African-American police officer, Kyle Craig, who is appointed to an elite squad of the LAPD where he is partnered with seasoned, morally ambiguous detective Frank Rourke (Paxton).

Cornwell is repped by .

has been taped for CBS’s from Amblin and CBS Studios. The series is based on the popular daytime talk-show host Dr. Phil’s early days as the head of one of the most prolific trial consulting services of all time. Jackson will play Chunk, a stylist on the team who helps prepare defendants for trial, and a former All-American lineman.

Jackson is repped by and .

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