Mark Pellegrino has been tapped to star in THE RETURNED. The “Lost” alum will re-team with co-showrunner Carlton Cuse for the drama which centers on a small town that is ripped apart when several local people who have died suddenly reappear. Pellegrino will play Jack, the fatehr of 20-year-old twins who died in a school bus crash four years previously at the age of 16 and come back. He is repped by Domain and Framework.
Caroline Sunshine will appear in RECOVERY ROAD as a series regular. The drama centers on Maddie, a party girl high school student. The “Shake It Up” star will play Emily Owenby, Maddie’s best friends since childhood who becomes more and more concerned about Maddie’s party girl lifestyle. Sunshine is repped by Innovative Artists and Hirsch Wallerstein.
Emma Ishta and Kyle Harris are set to star in paranormal drama STITCHERS. The series centers on a young woman who is recruited into a covert government agency to be “stitched” into the minds of the recently deceased, using their memories to investigate murders. Ishta will lead as Kristen Clark, a smart, socially awkward girl with a condition that keeps her from feeling emotions or gauging the passage of time, making her the perfect candidate for the government program. Harris will play Cameron, her handler at the government agency. Ishta is repped by Innovative Artists, Harris is with APA and Regarding Entertainment.
Spanish actor Felix Gomez will also join STITCHERS as a series regular. He will play Dr. Jerome Smallwood, a college professor who teaches a graduate course in computer science. Gomez is repped by SDB Partners and Symington Talent Management.
“30 Rock” alum Scott Adsit joins the third season of THE HEART, SHE HOLLER, a comedy starring Patton Oswalt, Heather Lawless, and Amy Sedaris. Adsit will play “Sheriff” on the upcoming season. Adsit is repped by APA and Truhett / Garcia Management.
James McDaniel will star in HYSTERIA opposite Mena Suvari. The drama centers on an exceptionally bright but socially awkward neurologist/psychiatrist at the University of Texas Medical School who travels home to investigate a mysterious epidemic that travels via technology. McDaniel will play Dr. Carl Sapsi, a local Austin doctor who is baffled by the outbreak of hysteria and is eager to uncover the mysteries at the core of the problem. McDaniel is repped by Innovative Artists and The Arlook Group.
The final cast has been announced for the second season of BROADCHURCH. Eve Myles, James D’Arcy, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Charlotte Rampling have all boarded the sophomore season of the drama. They join David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Arthur Darvill, Jodie Whittaker and Andrew Buchan.
Zeljko Ivanek will appear as a series regular on MADAM SECRETARY. The drama series stars Tea Leoni as a smart, determined Secretary of State who negotiates global and domestic issues, balancing her work with the most powerful man in the country and her home life. Emmy winner Ivanek had a guest spot in the pilot as the President’s intimidating Chief of Staff. He is repped by SMS Talent and Leading Artists.
Stephen King will be making a cameo appearance in the UNDER THE DOME season debut. The series is based on a book written by King and was the most watched new drama series last year. The story centers on an invisible and mysterious force field that descends upon a small town in the United States, trapping residents inside, cut off from the rest of civilization.
Supernatural crime procedural IZOMBIE will replace Alexandra Krosney. The project centers on a med student who, after becoming a zombie, gets a job in the coroner’s office and ends up solving homicides. Krosney plays Peyton, the lead’s best friend and roommate who doesn’t know she has become a zombie.
Mark Sheppard has been promoted to series regular on SUPERNATURAL. He plays Crowley, the King of Hell and has played the recurring role since the fifth season. Sheppard is repped by The Artists Partnership and Luber Roklin Entertainment.
Brit Neil Jackson has been cast in a recurring role on SLEEPY HOLLOW. Jackson guest starred as Abraham Von Brunt (aka the Headless Horseman) in the first season of the supernatural drama. He is repped by Evolution Entertainment, Paradigm and Troika.
Gillian Jacobs has nabbed a recurring role in the fourth season of GIRLS. She will play Mimi-Rose Howard. Jacobs is known for her role on NBC’s recently cancelled comedy “Community.” She is repped by UTA and Authentic Talent and Literary Management.
Metallica singer James Hetfield will provide the voiceover narration for THE HUNT, an eight-episode documentary series that follows a group of hunters in pursuit of the Kodiak brown bear.
Natalia Tena is set to star in THE REFUGEES, an English language sci-fi drama from BBC Worldwide and Atresmedia Television. The series was created by Ramon Campos, Gema R. Neira, Cristobal Garrido and Adolfo Valor and explores the impact on a small, rural community after millions of refugees from the future travel back in time to seek shelter in the present. Tena is repped by Calabuch, Curtis Brown Group, and Paradigm.
Athena Karkanis has been cast in mini-series THE LOTTERY. The conspiracy thriller is set in a dystopian future where women have stopped having children, threatening the extinction of the human race. Karkanis will play Vanessa, a woman who has risen through the political ranks to become chief of staff to the President. She is repped by Greene & Associates, Noble Caplan Abrams and Sanders Armstrong Caserta Management.
Steven Berkoff will have a recurring role in season 2 of WITCHES OF EAST END. The series centers on the adventures of Joanna Beauchamp (played by Julia Ormond) and her two adult daughters who don’t know they’re the next generation of witches. Berkoff will play King Nikolaus, the head of the Beauchamp family who is the powerful and corrupt warlock and rules Asgard. He is repped by Jeff Goldberg Management, Louisa Spring Management and Conway van Gelder Grant.
Comedy BAD JUDGE is recasting the roles that are played by Mather Zickel and Arden Myrin in the pilot episode. The Chad Kultgen penned project stars Kate Walsh as a wild child who cuts loose after she finishes work as a tough as nails criminal court judge. Zickel played Gary, a psychiatrist with an on-again, off-again relationship with Walsh’s character. Myrin played Jenny, her best friend.
Amir Arison has been promoted to series regular for the second season of BLACKLIST. Arison started on the drama with a recurring role as the slightly awkward and witty FBI technician Aram Mojtabai. He is repped by BRS / Gage Talent Agency and Sweet180.
Amr Waked has been cast in MARCO POLO, a series based on the life of the 13th century explorer. The Egyptian star will play a loyal advisor to King Kublai Khan. Waked is repped by The Artists Partnership and Artmedia.
Chloe Sevigny and Steven Pasquale will have recurring roles in the psychological thriller from Sony Pictures TV. Written by “Damages” creators Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler, the series centers on a close knit family of adult siblings whose secrets are revealed when their black sheep brother returns home. Sevigny is repped by WME and Brillstain Entertainment, Pasquale is with ICM and Emily Gerson Saines.
Courtney B. Vance and Rene Auberjonois have joined the cast of period drama MASTERS OF SEX. The series follows the real life pioneers of the science of human sexuality whose research touched off the sexual revolution. Vance has been cast as Dr. Hendricks, the head of an African American hospital who wants to integrate his hospital while Auberjonois will play Dr. Papanikolaou, the inventor of the Pap smear. Vance is repped by Gersh and Lighthouse Entertainment. Auberjonois is with Paradigm.
Christian Borle will also appear on MASTERS OF SEX for a recurring guest star role. Borle will play Frank Masters, the brother of Michael Sheen’s character. He is repped by CAA and Management 360.
Lauren Ambrose joins the event series DIG. Created by Tim Kring and Gideon Raff, the series centers on Peter Connelly, an FBI agent stationed in Jerusalem who uncovers a conspiracy 2,000 years in the making while investigating the murder of an American archeologist. Jason Isaacs, Anne Heche, Alison Sudol, Regina Taylor, David Costabile and Omar Metwally also star in the project. Ambrose is set to play Debbie, a follower of evangelist Ted Billingham who looks after teenaged Josh who suddenly disappears. She is repped by UTA, Kipperman Management and Sloan Offer.
Neal McDonough has been cast in a recurring role on SUITS. He will play Sean Cahill, a bulldog of an SEC investigator who works to uncover wrongdoing at Pearson Specter for the upcoming fourth season. McDonough is repped by Paradigm and More/Medavoy Management.