After a table read Matt Long will be replacing Luke Hemsworth in LUCKY 7, which follows seven employees of a service station in Queens whose lives are changed in many unexpected ways when they win a lottery jackpot. Long has racked up roles in “The Newsroom” and “Mad Men” and is repped by UTA.
Paul Reubens has joined the “Once Upon a Time” spinoff ONCE: WONDERLAND, which is set in pre-curse Wonderland. The story is told through the point of view of Alice (Sophie Lowe) who has a generous heart but carries the scars of a long hard life. Reubens will voice The White Rabbit. He is repped by WME.
THE WALKING DEAD has upped Chad Coleman, Sonequa Martin-Green and Emily Kinney to series regular. Coleman known best for “The Wire” is repped by Talent Works. Martin-Green also stars in “Once Upon a Time” and is repped by Gersh. Kinney has also starred in “The Big C” and is repped by Abrams Artists Agency.
Christopher Thornton has landed a role in the drama pilot THE SURGEON GENERAL, which is a medical procedural that is exactly how it sounds. He will play a funny wheelchair-bound Russian computer scientist and master researcher with a 4.0 from MIT who has developed a life-changing algorithm. Thornton has been seen in “Lie to Me” and “Rules of Engagement”. He is repped by Sweeney Entertainment.
Michael Nathanson has joined the untitled comedy pilot (previously titled MOTHER’S DAY), that revolves around Gabby who, in order to successfully navigate through the demanding life of being a mother of three, a lover, a friend and a career woman, constantly lies her way out of and into situations. Nathanson will play Ted, the best friend of Gabby’s husband. He is repped by Innovative Artists.
Nasim Pedrad has joined the untitled comedy pilot from John Mulaney, centers on John, whose naÃ¯ve and often pointles, desire to “be a good person” challenges his friendship with his roommates. Pedrad will play one of the roommates the sweet, intelligent, and lazy Jane. She is known best for “Saturday Night Live” and is repped by CAA.
Bess Rous has joined the cast of pilot MURDER IN THE FIRST, which revolves around a murder mystery set in contemporary San Francisco that centers on two SFPD homicide detectives. She will play Wexler, a techy that is Erich Blount’s brilliant CTO and head of R&D. Rous has appeared in “Southland”, “The Mentalist”, and “Emily Owens M.D.”. She is repped by Greene & Associates Talent Agency. Steven Weber has also joined the cast and will play Bill Wilkerson, Applicon CEO’s all-American personal pilot who is very protective of his boss. Weber last appeared in “2 Broke Girls” and is repped by UTA.