TV CASTING ROUND-UP: Vanessa Hudgens Signs Up For NBC’s DC Comics Office Comedy “Powerless”


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, who currently stars on John Ridley’s American Crime, has joined Ridley’s new drama pilot in a guest role. The show is a stylish update of the classic detective genre as it follows Presence Foster, a former Army veteran who finds herself interacting with a colorful cross-section of as she begins a career as an unlicensed Private Investigator.

Huffman is repped by .

has been bumped up to recurring for season two of Hulu’s hit series , and Katie Aselton, best known for The League, has joined in a recurring role. Aselton will play Jennifer, a therapist who takes the vacant office next to Valerie, played by star Michaela Watkins.

Aselton is repped by and , and Berman is repped by and .

Royal Pains star has signed on for a major recurring role in Fox’s event series, a follow-up to the 2005 drama starring Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell who will return in their original roles. Feuerstein is set as Scott Ness, the husband of Dr. Sara Tancredi who appeared in the original series as well played by Sarah Wayne Callies.

Feuerstein is repped by and .

After previously starring together in Showtime’s Weeds, Elizabeth Perkins and have been cast in an untitled royal family comedy pilot from Charlie Grandy. The pilot is executive produced and directed by Amy Poehler. The pair will play the king and queen of the fictional country Modaria, known to the manufacture of mopeds and tiny cars, where the Faber family has ruled for generations.

Perkins and Nealon are both repped by Gersh and Partners.

has landed the role of a young Bryan Mills in NBC’s straight-to-series adaptation of . The movie the series is based on stars Liam Neeson in the same role as he searches for his kidnapped daughter. Standen currently stars as Rollo on History’s drama series The Vikings.

He is repped by , 360, and in the UK.

has signed on for the superhero comedy at NBC from Warner Bros. TV. The series is a workplace comedy at one of the worst insurance companies in the U.S. – it just happens to insure some of the biggest heroes and villains in the DC universe. Hudgens is set as Emily Locke, an insurance claims adjuster who loves her , who likes to fly under the radar but finds herself increasingly exasperated by the antics of the various Superheroes that proliferate in her city.

She is repped by and .

has won the lead role in NBC’s untitled comedy from Tracey Wigfield project, executive produced by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. Heelan is best known for her work on the sitcoms Ground Floor and Undateable. She joins previously cast Andrea Martin, Kimrie Lewis-Davis, and Adam Campbell.

Heelan is repped by Gersh and Thruline.

has landed a role in , a medical drama written and executive produced by Jason Katims for CBS. Song will play Angie, a programmer at Bunker Hill Hospital.

She is repped by Curtis Talent .

, Netflix’s Latino remake of the Norman Lear sitcom, has found its new matriarch in . She stars int he multi-cam comedy penned by Gloria Calderon Kellett as Penelope, a recently separated former military mom who is navigating a new single life while raising her radical teenaged daughter and socially adept ‘tween son with the help of her Cuban-born mom and a friends-without-benefits building manager.

Machado is repped by D2 and .

, best known for getting her start on Jason Katims’s Friday Night Lights, will star in , the ABC drama from Josh Berman and Allie Hagan. The series is inspired by the relationship between famed criminal defnese attorney Mark Geragos and Larry King Live EP Wendy Walker.

Teegarden is repped by and Principato Young Entertainment.

, the military action series from A+E Studios and The Weinstein Company, has booked Nadine Velasquez and Brianne Davis. Written by William and David Broyles, the series follows a brotherhood of modern American warriors, Navy SEAL Team Six, whose 2014 mission to eliminate a Taliban leader in Afghanistan goes awry.

Velasquez has been cast as Jacki, a military wife whose husband Ricky is considering retirement. Davis is set as Lena, John Graves’s wife and a teacher.

Velasquez is repped by while Davis is repped by and Vincent Cirrincione Associates.

has joined Kevin James and Ryan Cartwright’s untitled comedy for CBS. The series centers on a newly retired police officer who looks forward to spending more quality time with his wife and three kids – only to discover he faces much tougher challenges at home than he ever did on the streets.

He is repped by and .

has added to the Joel McHale-starring series from Mike Gibbons. Williams will play Eddie, McHale’s best friend, who invites his friend to live in the house he inherited from his mother.

He is repped by and .

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has given a series regular role to . The series examines the “ultimate social experiment” as a person’s fate is placed in the hands of 12 strangers, as the season follows a single murder trial as it explores the biases and experiences that influence the jurors’ judgement, and how their preconceptions change along the way.

Abdullah is repped by and Principato Young Entertainment.

and have been cast in , a supernatural drama from Hulu and director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. Gonzalez will play the series’ stoic hero who must reconcile a crushing guild from a tragic past. Aquilera is Julio, a small town dreamer in over his head in the underworld.

Gonzalez is repped by and Aguilera is repped by and .

The X-Men universe continues to expand as joins the ranks of the the FX pilot from Noah Hawley, Marvel TV, and FX Productions. The series follows David Haller, the son of X-Men founder Charles Xavier. Midthunder is set to play Kerry, a savant who has lived a lived a sheltered, but never dull life. She joins previously cast Dan Stevens (as Haller), Aubrey Plaza, Jean Smart, and Rachel Keller.

She is repped by and .

is joining from ABC as a series regular. The series was written by Kari Lizer and Bill Wrubel who also executive produce.

She is repped by Gersh, Principal LA, and Gotham/ LA.

Freeform has cast who can currently be seen in HBO’s Vinyl as the co-lead in their picked up series . She plays a boston prosecutor who heads to London after her sister is accused of murder in a case similar the real-life case of Amanda Knox. The script was written, created, and executive produced by Kathryn Price and Nichole Millard.

Tremaine is repped by Gersh and Bold.


from Amazon has set Jessica de Gouw in a recurring role in the pilot based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s final unfinished novel.

She is repped by and .

, best known for starring in the CW’s Reign, has been cast opposite Natalie Martinez in The pilot from David Slack and Len Wiseman for Fox will see Stasey as Ada Hamilton, a striking, fiercely intelligent, cynical, and tough head of the team of tech troubleshooters.

She is repped by Gersh and Authentic.

TRANSYLVANIA is bringing in Australian actress for the female role of Victoria who ventures from NYC to Transylvania in 1880 where she teams up with a wrongfully disgraced Scotland Yard Detective and witness the births of the most famous monsters and villains in history. The pilot was written by Hugh Sterbakov and directed by Jason Ensler.

Bren is repped by , 360, and United in Australia.

has booked a starring role in , while has joined in a recurring role. The buzzy project from Gina Prince-Blythewood and Brian Grazer examines the dangerous aftermath of racially charged shootings in a small Tennessee town.

Leslie is repped by Gersh and . Perez is repped by .

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