TV Casting Round-Up: Samuel Barnett Lands Role Of “Dirk Gently” Opposite Elijah Wood In Max Landis Series



has tapped for the lead role opposite Elijah Wood in the BBC America series penned by Max Landis. The comedy-thriller follows the bizarre adventures of eccentric, “holistic” detective Dirk Gently and his reluctant assistant Todd, as they went their way through one big, seemingly insane mystery a season, crossing unlikely paths with a bevy of wild and sometimes dangerous characters, each episode landing them a few random steps closer to uncovering the truth.

Barnett is a two-time Tony Award nominee for his performances in Twelfth Night, opposite Mark Rylance, and in The History Boys. He will next be seen in Showtime’s Penny Dreadful.

He is repped by and .

Homeland’s Navid Negahban has joined season 4 of ABC’s summer soap MISTRESSES. He will play the recurring role of Jonathan Amadi, an uber-successful Persian businessman.

He is repped by , Impression Entertainemnt, and United Agents in the UK.

has landed the female lead in the untitled Weeks/Mackay comedy at ABC. The single camera project cetners on Jones as Hilda and her best friend Randall, a neurotic straight guy, as they navigate their dysfunctional, a co-dependent friendship and the world of dating.

Jones is repped by and .

and have been added to ABC’s MARVEL’S MOST WANTED. The series is a spinoff of Agents of SHIELD following Barbara “Bobbi” Morse, aka Mockingbird, and Lance Hunter. Fehr’s role is being kept under wraps but is a “well-known character from teh Marvel comics who will prove a force to be reckoned with.” Andrade will play Christina Santos, the niece of Dominic Fortune.

Fehr is repped by , , and in Israel. Andrade is repped by and .

has tapped for the female lead in the action series, along with . The CBS pilot is a reboot of the 1980s series. Timlin will play app developer Mickey with a soft spot for MacGyver. Krusiec is set as Agent Croix from the Department of Homeland Security.

Timlin is repped by Gersh and . Krusiec is repped by and .

has booked a co-starring role in , the live-action reboot from Amazon of the cult Fox comedy and comic series. The series follows the blue-suited Tick as he is recovering from a memory loss and ends up reteaming with his sidekick Arthur to fight evil. Hines will play Superian, a hero with a few issues.

He is repped by and .

has landed a recurring role in FX’s horror series . He will play Sanjay Desai, an opportunistic young businessman eager to place himself in a protected position amidst the chaos.

He is repped by the and the .

has added after a recast. He takes over the role of Memo, a high-spirited and earnest person who is Gabe’s oldest and most loyal friend. The ABC comedy stars and was co-written by Gabriel Iglesias follows Gabe, a stefather and boss to his family and friends, while he navigates his home life during the few days he spends off the road each week.

Hilton is repped by and .

has won the female lead role opposite Ryan Phillippe in . The drama is based on Stephen Hunter’s novel Point Of Impact and follows Bob Lee Swagger, an expert marksman living in exile who is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president, which was also made into a film starring Mark Wahlberg. Addai-Robinson is set as FBI agent Nadine Memphis.

She is repped by and .

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