TV Casting Round-up: “Supergirl” nabs “Smallville” Alum

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Two Supergirls?

, who played Supergirl on Smallville, is headed to CBS’s SUPERGIRL, but she won’t be donning the cape again. Instead, she’ll play Indigo. Based on the DC Comics character, Indigo is a living supercomputer that was sentenced to Fort Rozz after turning against the people of Krypton. Vandervoort currently stars in Space’s Bitten, which airs on Syfy in the U.S. She is repped by and .

The Young and the Restless alum Jeff Branson has also been cast in the recurring role of Master Jailer, the merciless jail guard on Fort Rozz. Now on Earth, he is hellbent on catching all of the Fort Rozz escapees and brutally bringing them to justice. Branson is repped by .


 

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Three more cast in HBO’s “Big Little Lies”

The HBO limited series continues to build out its cast, adding Merin Dungey (Alias), Larry Sullivan (CSI), and David Monahan (The Dark Knight Rises) to the Nicole Kidman-Reese Witherspoon vehicle. BIG LITTLE LIES is an adapation of Liane Moriarty’s novel of the same name about three mothers of kindergartners – Celeste (Kidman), Madeline (Witherspoon) and Jane (Shailene Woodley) – whose apparently perfect lives unravel to the point of murder. Jean-Marc Vallée is directing.

Dungey will play Detective Adrienne Quinlan, the lead detective working the murder case. Real-life spouses Sullivan and Monahan will play a married couple and parents of a child at the local elementary school. Iain Armitage also is cast as Ziggy, the son of Jane.

Dungey is repped by Gersh and . Sullivan is repped by BRS/Gage and . Monahan is repped by and .


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Jeffrey Donovan to get some “Shut Eye”

Burn Notice and Fargo star Jeffrey Donovan has been cast as the male lead in Hulu’s original drama SHUT EYE. From creator Les Bohem (Extant), Tri-Star and Mark Johnson’s Gran Via Productions, the series takes a darkly comedic look at the underground world of storefront psychics and the organized crime syndicate that runs them. Showrunner Bohem, Gran Via Prods’ Johnson, and Melissa Bernstein will executive produce.

Donovan will play Charlie Haverford, a failed magician who now works as a psychic/conman overseeing a number of fortune telling parlors in . Employed for many years by a Romani kingpin, Charlie’s life is stifled and going nowhere until a blow to the head jars him into a new mindset and makes him question everything he has ever believed. Donovan is repped by and .

Katia Juanita | Staff Writer
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