Laurence Fishburne has landed a recurring role in an untitled comedy (previously BLACK-ISH) that stars Anthony Anderson. He’ll play his dad. Fishburne can be seen currently in “Hannibal” and is repped by Paradigm.
Courtney B. Vance has joined the pilot for medical drama WARRIORS. He will play Navy Lt. Hennessey Fiske, an orthopedic surgeon with a specialty in neurology, a resident genius who can build anything including and special wheelchairs and prosthetics for the many young soldiers who come home minus their limbs. Vance was last seen in “Graceland” and “Revenge.” He is repped by Gersh.
JoAnna Garcia Swisher has joined the cast of ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB. She will play Betty Grissom, the wife of one of the original astronauts. Swisher will next appear in “Once Upon a Time” and is repped by WME.
Steve Talley has joined the cast of the comedy pilot DAMAGED GOODS, which revolves around the sexual politics that have changed between men and women in this post-feminist era. Talley will play Jason, a lovable ladies man who sabotages his relationships. He is repped by Domain Talent.
Romany Malco will star in KEEP IT TOGETHER, which is based on the life of comedian Kevin Hart and will explore the post-divorce life of a couple. He will play Derek, the Hart surrogate. Malco is repped by The Kohner Agency.
Idara Victor has landed a recurring role on the upcoming drama TURN. She’ll play Abigail, a 26-year-old African American woman who was sold into the Strong household at the age of 13 and grew up alongside Anna Strong. Victor will also appear in “The Choir” and is repped by Daniel Hoff Agency.
Lucas Black joins Scott Bakula in the untitled NCIS spinoff set in New Orleans. He’ll play NCIS Special Agent Lasalle, who relocated to New Orleans as a kid and is a no-nonsense federal agent who believes in doing what’s right no matter what. Black is repped by ICM.
Maggie Lawson will star in the comedy pilot SAVE THE DATE. She will play 35-year-old and newly single Kate who drunkenly books a wedding venue and now is faced with the task of meeting the right man in time. She’s best known for “Psych” and is repped by Gersh.
Greta Gerwig will star in the upcoming spinoff comedy HOW I MET YOUR DAD. She will play Sally, a female Peter Pan who has never grown up and has no idea of where she’s going in life. Gerwig was last seen in “Frances Ha” and is repped by UTA.
Tom Cavanagh has joined the cast of THE FLASH. He will play Harrison Wells, a rock star in the world of physics and the mind and money behind Central City’s S.T.A.R. Labs Particle Accelerator. Cavanagh was last seen in “Blue Bloods” and is repped by UTA. John Wesley Shipp has also joined the cast. His role is being kept under wraps. Shipp is repped by Stewart Talent.
Ahna O’Reilly will star in the pilot IDENTITY. She’ll play Mia, a grounded, whip-smart but restless young New Yorker who finds her world upended when she learns she needs an organ transplant to survive and her only living relative is a newfound half-brother from a wealthy and powerful family in Charleston, SC. She was last seen in “How I Met Your Mother” and is repped by WME.
Ben McKenzie has joined the Batman prequel show GOTHAM. He’ll play Detective James Gordon, the lead. He’s best known for “Southland” and is repped by CAA. Robin Lord Taylor, Zabryna Guevara, Sean Pertwee and Erin Richards have joined the cast as well. Taylor, repped by Abrams Artists Agency, will play Oswald “The Penguin” Cobblepot, while Guevara, repped by The Kohner Agency, will play Captain Essen, Gordon’s boss at the GCPD Homicide Squad. Pertwee and Richards will play loyal servant Alfred and Barbara Kean, a sophisticated emergency room doctor and Gordon’s fiancÃ©e respectively. Richards is repped by WME. Donal Logue (“Terriers”) has also joined the cast and will play Detective Harvey Bullock, Gordon’s rough-around-the-edges partner and mentor who plays loose with police procedure, but he gets results. Logue is repped by UTA.
Jamie McShane has joined the cast of ZKZ, which revolves around a close-knit family of adult siblings whose secrets and scars are revealed when the black sheep oldest brother returns home. He’ll play Eric O’Bannon, a Key West native whose unethical business practices and questionable decision making present a moral challenge for Danny. McShane can be seen in the upcoming season of “The Fosters.” He is repped by Defining Artists Agency.
Rita Moreno has joined the cast of OLD SOUL, which revolves around a reformed wild child who has a business caring for the elderly and feels she has more in common with her colorful old clients than she does with people her age. Moreno will play Rita, a sexy old gal and a ball of joy. She is repped by Innovative Artists.
Nick Zano will co-star in ONE BIG HAPPY, which follows a lesbian who gets pregnant just as her straight male best friend (Zano) meets and marries Prudence, the love of his life. Zano last appeared in “Happy Endings” and is repped by UTA.
John Gemberling has landed a role in the upcoming pilot MARRY ME, which follows a couple who’ve recently gotten engaged. He will play Gil, the best friend of the male lead (Jake). Gemberling can be seen currently on “Broad City” and is repped by CAA.
Jonathan Ryland has snatched one of the leads in LIFESAVER, which revolves around two polar opposites who become inextricably linked after one saves the other’s life by giving him a kidney. Rylan will play Leon, a bit of a loose cannon. He is repped by SDB Partners.
Vinessa Shaw will join the cast of RAY DONOVAN in it’s second season. She will play Kate, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for The Boston Globe who is writing a book on Sully. Shaw last appeared in “Vegas” and is repped by ICM.
Oscar NuÃ±ez has joined the upcoming comedy BENCHED in a recurring role. The story follows Nina, a dedicated, career-driven corporate attorney who has a very public nervous breakdown and finds herself working as a public defender. NuÃ±ez will play a fellow public defender. He’s best known for “The Office” and is repped by Stone Manners Salners Agency.
Emily Rose has snatched up a recurring role on GRACELAND. She’ll play Jessica Foster, the FBI’s sexy and forceful Assistant Deputy Director. Rose is best known for “Haven” and is repped by Domain Talent.
Rachel Brosnahan has joined the cast of MANHATTAN, which revolves around the clandestine mission to build the world’s first atomic bomb. She’ll play the wife of one of the scientists. Brosnahan has appeared in “Blacklist” and will soon appear in “The Black Box.” She is repped by Innovative Artists.