Joel Johnstone has been cast in THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB as Gus Grissom, an average Joe who is the last person you would think would become an astronaut who goes on to become an asset to NASA, flying on the Mercury and Gemini missions. Johnstone is repped by BRS/Gage and Working Entertainment.
Chanel Celaya and Sofia Mattsson will star in UNSTRUNG, a tennis drama exploring the cutthroat and emotional stakes of professional tennis. Celaya will play Ellie, an athletic beauty with great talent but poor discipline. Mattsson will play Ninotchka, ranked third in the world for tennis but first in looks. Celaya is repped by Prestige Talent Agency and Sanka Entertainment while Mattsson is with Talent Works and Renee Missel.
Michael McKean will co-star in BETTER CALL SAUL opposite Bob Odenkirk. The prequel series will center on criminal lawyer Saul Goodman before met Walter White. McKean is repped by APA and Harriet Sternberg.
Mimi Kennedy has been promoted to a recurring role on MOM. Kennedy plays Marjorie, a frenemy of Allison Janney’s character Bonnie, who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. She is repped by Justice & Ponder and Wagner Talent.
Alyson Hannigan is staying put at CBS. The “How I Met Your Mother” actress will appear in Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s comedy pilot MORE TIME WITH FAMILY. The story follows Tom Papa as a husband and father who decides to quit his job to spend more time with his family. Hannigan is repped by APA.
Tyler Hilton will join the cast of EXTANT. The Steven Spielberg executive produced series follows a female astronaut trying to reconnect with her family after being in space for a year. Her experiences lead to events that will change the course of human history. Hilton will play Charlie, a chief coder on the Humanichs Project. He is repped by DBA and Berwick & Kovacik.
Cameron Boyce joins the cast of DESCENDENTS, a TV movie where he’ll play Carlos, the son of Cruella De Vil. The project will focus on the children of Disney’s greatest villains as they start to question being part of the family business. Also lending their voices to the project are “Twilight” alum Booboo Stewart and Disney regular Dove Cameron. Boyce is repped by Osbrink Talent Agency.
Meera Rohit Kumbhani joins the cast of WEIRD LONERS. The ensemble comedy follows four relationship-phobic people who are unexpectedly thrust into each others lives and form an unlikely bond in a townhouse in Queens, NY. Kumbhani will play a beautiful young bisexual woman and free spirited artists. She is repped by Clear Talent Group.
Marcella Plunkett will have a recurring role on HOW AND WHY, the story of a scientist who can explain how a nuclear reactor works but is clueless about life. Plunkett will play two roles, as photographer Cynthia and as Michael Cera’s secretary, Magda. She is repped by Radius Entertainment and Lisa Richards Agency.
Ray Romano will co-star in the untitled rock and roll drama pilot from executive producers Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger. The show is set in New York in the 1970s and explored the drug and sex fueled music business as punk and disco were becoming popular. Romano is repped by ICM and Conversation Co.
Rahart Adams will become a series regular on EVERY WITCH WAY, a teenage drama about a girl growing up but not realizing she’s a witch. Adams will play a rebel wizard who uses his powers to get what he wants. He is repped by Intellectual Artists Management and Triple Talent Management.
Julie Walters will star in INDIAN SUMMERS, a 10 part drama is set in the Himalayas and tells the story of the decline of the British Empire and the birth of modern India. Walters will play Cynthia, a respected and prominent widow and head of the Royal Club of British expats.
Sarah Silverman has landed a recurring role for the second season of MASTERS OF SEX. She joins stars Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan who play Dr. William Masters and his assistant Virginia Johnson, respectively. Silverman is repped by CAA and Thruline Entertainment.
Tricia Helfer will star in upcoming event series ASCENSION. The “Battlestar Galactica” star will play manipulative and dangerous Viondra, the captain’s wife. The series follows the goings on of starship Ascension which was launched to send hundreds of people on a century long voyage to populate a new world. Helfer is repped by Paradigm, Lucas Talent and Gibson Entertainment.
Event series DIG has cast Regina Taylor, David Costabile and Omar Metwally in recurring roles. The series explores the world of an FBI agent stationed in Jerusalem who uncovers a 2,000 year old mystery that threatens to change the course of history. Taylor, who is repped by Innovative Artists and Shelter Entertainment, will play a U.S. ambassador to Israel. Costabile, who is repped by Innovative Artists and Gartner/Green Entertainment, will play a charming and authoritative author of religious books. Metwally, repped by Innovative Artists and Schiff Company, will play an American who disappeared after being accused of murder.