“Room” star to guest on “The Last Man On Earth”
Tremblay has received a Breakthrough Performance Award from the National Board of Review and a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for his role in the Oscar-nominated Room. He recently wrapped production on three films: The Book of Henry, with Naomi Watts, Sarah Silverman, Dean Norris and Lee Pace; Burn Your Maps, starring Vera Farmiga; and Shut In opposite Naomi Watts and Oliver Platt. He is repped by UTA and Play Management.
Hulu “Crushing” on Regina Hall
The Lionsgate TV project, originally developed for HBO two years ago, is written by Tina Gordon Chism. She is executive producing alongside Stephanie Allain Bray. C. Deneen Brown is co-producing. Chism’s writing credits include Drumline, ATL, and Kerry Washington-Craig Robinson starrer Peeples, which she also directed. She is repped by ICM Partners.
Hall’s extensive comedy background includes feature franchises Scary Movie, The Best Man and Think Like a Man. Her latest is Barbershop: The Next Cut. She is repped by ICM Partners and Principato Young.
Hulu is also developing comedy pilot Future Man, from Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Sony TV.
“Code Black” gets Good
Meagan Good is scrubbing in as Dr. Grace Adams on CBS’s CODE BLACK. Adams is the ex-flame of Neal (Raza Jaffrey) and a fearless and ambitious attending physician who recently returned to Angels Memorial after volunteering a year of humanitarian work in Haiti. Her character will be introduced in the February 10 episode.
Good, who is coming off of Fox’s now-canceled Minority Report, has also appeared in Deception, Californication, Think Like A Man Too, and A Girl Like Grace, which she co-produced. She is repped by Gersh and Untitled Entertainment.
CBS summer series “American Gothic” adds three
The Knick‘s Juliet Rylance, Defiance‘s Stephanie Leonidas, and Stalker’s Gabriel Bateman have joined the cast of 13-episode mystery thriller AMERICAN GOTHIC. Antony Starr, Justin Chatwin, and Megan Ketch previously signed on to the summer series from Good Wife/Jane the Virgin writer Corinne Brinkerhoff and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television.
The show centers on a prominent Boston family as they attempt to redefine themselves in the wake of a chilling discovery that links their recently deceased patriarch to a string of murders spanning decades, all amid the mounting suspicion that one of them may have been his accomplice.
Rylance, repped by Gersh, will play Alison, a poised, driven Boston councilwoman in the midst of a heated campaign for mayor. Leonidas, repped by ARG, will play the Sophie, the irresistible but drug-addled estranged wife of Chatwin’s Cam, and Bateman, repped by Coast to Coast and HG5 Entertainment, is set as the couple’s precocious son Jack.
DirecTV anthology series “Full Circle” rounds out season 3 cast
Harold Perrineau (Lost), Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs), Max Arciniega (Blood and Oil), Bob Stephenson (Fight Club), Raymond Cruz (Breaking Bad), Laura San Giacomo (Just Shoot Me), and Graham Beckel (Halt and Catch Fire) are set for the third season of FULL CIRCLE. They join previously announced Dougray Scott (Hemlock Grove), Kim Raver (24), and Mariana Klaveno (Devious Maids). The 10-episode season, titled Full Circle: Miami, will air in 2016 on Audience Network for DirecTV and AT&T U-verse subscribers.
The third installment revolves around a dramatic political conspiracy that unfolds inside a posh Miami hotel, where charismatic Senator Davis Faulkner, the front-runner to become the next President of the United States, finds himself entangled in a scandal that threatens to derail his campaign and destroy his life.
Jorge Zamacona wrote Full Circle: Miami and will serve as executive producer. Nick Hamm will direct and produce. FremantleMedia International handles global distribution of the series, produced by Momentum TV.
“Graceland” alum headed to Chicagoland
NBC’s CHICAGO FIRE has cast Brandon Jay McLaren in a recurring role as a former gangbanger-turned-politician. McLaren starred as Dale Jakes on all three seasons of USA’s Graceland. He has also recurred on AMC’s The Killing and CBC’s Being Erica. He is repped by Don Buchwald & Associates, Berwick & Kovacik and Trisko Talent Management.
“Devious Maids” has Awesome casting news
Ryan McPartlin will join the fourth season of Lifetime’s DEVIOUS MAIDS in a recurring role as Kyle, a sweet, fun, and impossibly sexy new neighbor with an unusually close relationship with his mother.
Best known as Captain Awesome on NBC’s Chuck, McPartlin most recently starred with Mayim Bialik in Lifetime’s The Flight Before Christmas. He is repped by Gersh and Primary Wave Entertainment.
Katia Juanita | Staff Writer