TV CASTING ROUND-UP: “X-Men: Apocalypse” Actor Lucas Till Wins Role Of “MacGyver” In CBS Reboot

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has won the titular role of in CBS’s reboot series. The reimagining of the classic 80s show follows a resourceful and ingenious agent who improvises his way out of sticky situations using everyday items like rubber bands, chewing gum, and a Swiss Army knife. Joining him is as Gunner, MacGyver’s best friend from high school.

Till is best known for playing the mutant Havok in the X-Men franchise and will reprise the role in May’s X-Men: Apocalypse. He is also set to star in 2017’s Monster Trucks. 

Till is repped by and Tom Sullivan. Boone is repped by .


, , , and have booked roles on , the event series from Fox starring Sanaa Lathan and Stephan James. The series examines the dangerous aftermath of racially charged shootings in a small town. Hunt will play Patricia Eamons, the fictional governor of North Carolina. Dreyfus is set as Arlen Cox, a real estate mogul and private owner of a privatized prison. Moyer is set as Officer Breeland, a seasoned veteran in the town’s Sheriff’s Department.

Hunt is repped by . Dreyfuss is repped by . Moyer is repped by and . Patton is repped by and .


, Mary-Louse Parker, and have been tapped for lead roles in WHEN WE RISE, the seven episode event series from ABC. Written and executive produced by Milk‘s Dustin Lance Black, the series chronicles the personal and political struggles, setbacks and triumphs of a diverse family of men and women who helped pioneer one of the last legs of the U.S. civil rights struggle. Pearce will play LGBT activist Cleve Jones, Parker will play women’s rights leader Roma Guy, and Griffiths will play Parker’s wife, social justice activist Diane. Gus Van Sant will direct the two-hour premiere.

Pearce is repped by , in the UK, and in Australia. Parker is repped by . Griffiths is repped by , Markham Froggatt and Irwin in the UK, and in Australia.


and have been set to star in the three-part serial killer story from BBC One. The miniseries focuses on the true tale of murdered John Christie, his wife Ethel and their neighbor Timothy Evans, who all lived at Number 10 Rillington Place in London’s Notting Hill. Roth will play Christie and Morton is set as Ethel.

Roth is repped by and Markham Froggatt and Irwin in the UK. Morton is repped by , Omni Artists, and Conway van Gelder Grant in the UK.


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has joined the Tom Hardy-starrer from FX/BBC, Ridley Scott, and Steven Knight. The series is set in 1814 and follows Hardy as James Keziah Delaney a man who has been to the ends of the earth and comes back irrevocable changed. Believed to be long dead, he returns home to London from Africa to inherit what is left of his father’s shipping empire and rebuild a life for himself. But his father’s legacy is a poisoned chalice, and with enemies lurking in every dark corner, James must navigate increasingly complex territories to avoid his own death sentence.

Potente is repped by Gersh and Thruline.


TWIN PEAKS has booked and . The new installment of David Lynch’s groundbreaking mystery series has already started production with Kyle MachLachlan leading a cast of new and returning characters.

Reguera is repped by and . Dillon is repped by Gersh and .


, , and have been tapped for for Fox’s event series. Lavi is set as a beautiful and smart operator/fixer/activist, Benedict is A&W, a crazed villainess who is unconcerned about her physical well-being but efficient in completing her dead goals, and Sharma will play Sid, who’s artsy, wired – and in prison.

Lavi is repped by . Benedict is repped with . Sharma is repped by and .


has added as Brooke, the daughter of Stephen Fry who is in charge of co-running the magazine with him. The series follows Joel 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 their magazine.

Fielding is repped by .


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The Daily Show‘s has joined LEMONY SNICKET’S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS for Netflix and  for USA, both in recurring roles. In the children’s series, Mandvi will play eccentric Uncle Monty who the Baudelaire children are sent to live with. For Mr. Robot, Mandvi has been set as Jesse, a special agent who is a bit of a “dog.”

Mandvi is repped by and Sweet 180.


has joined NBC’s comedy pilot from Vladimir Caamano. The untitled project is inspired Caamano but the comedian’s real-life family dynamic living with his Dominican father and older brother in the Bronx. Ariza will play Julio, Vlad’s father.

Ariza is repped by .


Judy Greer’s untitled comedy from Laura Steinel has added , , and .  The series centers on Jane (Greer), the overused and underappreciated head of Human Resources for a plastics molding plant, who is caught between trying to manage her charmingly incompetent HR department and an eccentric new CEO Sam, who dreams of bringing the New Jersey plastics plant into the future. Morales is set as Bruce, a guy who is usually unclogging toilets or fixing someone’s foot heater, he always has a pleasant, chill, and strangely sexy demeanor. Osorio will play Tanya, a real Jersey girl who started as Jane’s assistant but worked her way up to payroll and severances. Holder is set as Effie, a factory worker at BS Plastics who makes dramatic, impassioned pleas to keep the soda machines.

Morales is repped by and . Osorio is repped by and . Holder is repped by and Station 3.


Emily J | Staff Writer
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