India Ennenga has been cast as Camille in Carlton Cuse’s drama THE RETURNED. Ennenga will play one of the twin girls who was killed in a bus crash but suddenly reappears without explanation. She is repped by Innovative and Invictus Entertainment.
Jeremy Sisto is also joining the cast of THE RETURNED. Sisto will play Peter, a psychologist who runs a support group in the town after the bus accident four years previously. He is repped by Gersh and The Schiff Company.
Kevin Alejandro, Sophie Lowe and Mat Vairo also join the cast of THE RETURNED. Alejandro, who is repped by Gersh and Main Title, will play the small town’s authoritative Sheriff Moran. Lowe, repped by CAA and Shanahan Management, plays the sister of India Ennenga’s character. Vairo plays one of the returned who comes back 10 years after his death. He is repped by Gersh and Gartner/Green.
Molly Shannon is set to co-star in Brian Gallivan’s upcoming family comedy that centers on an overworked father who moves his family to New Hampshire in search of a simpler life. Shannon will play Cathleen Burke, the wife and mother of six with a keen sense of humor. She is repped by UTA, Framework and Hansen Jacobson.
Sebastian De Souza, Alexis Carra, and Doug Savant have been cast in RECOVERY ROAD, a drama series centering on a party girl high school student who spends her nights at a rehab facility. De Souza plays bad boy Wes, another rehab patient/love interest while Carra has been cast as a high school guidance counselor who sends the party girl to rehab; Savant plays the girl’s stubborn politician father. De Souza is repped by SMS Talent and J.C. Robbins, while Carra is with Magnolia Entertainment and ICM; Savant is repped by Paradigm and Liberman-Zerman Management.
Minni Jo Mazzola and Diane Farr have been cast in STITCHERS, a sci-fi series about a woman who is being trained by a covert government agency to be “stitched” into the minds of corpses, using their memories and knowledge to discover their killers. Farr will play the head of the secret government program, and Mazzola will play the main character’s antagonistic roommate. Mazzola is repped by Defining Artists Agency and Rothman Andres Entertainment; Farr is repped by UTA and Silver Lining Entertainment.
Brian Dennehy is in talks to star in COCKED, a dramedy pilot centering on a Washington DC management consultant who is estranged from his family but is pulled back into the family gun manufacturing business when it’s threatened. Dennehy, who is repped by ICM, would play the family patriarch, Wade.
Jenessa Grant and Joseph David Jones are set to join the cast of HYSTERIA, a drama centering on an brilliant but socially awkward neurologist who goes home to Texas to investigate a mysterious epidemic that spreads through technology. Grant will be a series regular, playing Cassie, the star dancer of the high school dance team. Jones will play the recurring role of Deante, a straight A student and dancer who meets up with Cassie and her dance team. Grant is repped by The Coronel Group and Oldfield Management while Jones is with Prestige Talent and Luber/Roklin.
Richard Kind and Ennis Esmer are set to co-star in RED OAKS, a comedy pilot executive produced by Steven Soderbergh and directed by David Gordon Green. The project centers on a twentysomething who takes a job as an assistant tennis pro at a Jewish country club in New Jersey. Kind will play his dad, Sam, who confesses some surprising secrets when he has a near death experience. Esmer will play the main character’s mischievous tennis instructor. Kind is repped by Innovative Artists and Forster Entertainment; Esmer is repped by Characters Talent Agency and Berwick & Kovacik.
Legendary actor Peter Fonda joins the upcoming series GALYNTINE as a series regular. The sci-fi fantasy, from Ridley Scott’s Scott Free banner, is set in a post-apocalyptic future that has rejected all technology. Fonda has been cast as Crawford, a shop owner who is resentful about no longer being a leader among the survivors. He is repped by APA and The Rose Group.
Jonathan Scarfe is set to recur in the fourth season of HELL ON WHEELS, a western drama about Cullen Bohannon, a former soldier who hunts down the Union soldiers who killed his wife. Scarfe will play Sydney Snow, an old war friend of Bohannon’s who manages to always get himself in trouble. He is repped by Greene & Associates and More/Medavoy.
Sophie Okonedo will star in THE HOLLOW CROWN, a Shakespearian adaptation, opposite Benedict Cumberbatch. Okonedo will play Queen Margaret, while Cumberbatch has been cast as Richard, the man who kills Henry VI and becomes Richard III. She is repped by Hamilton Hodell and UTA.
Sue Johnston will join the cast of DOWNTON ABBEY for its fifth season. Johnston, repped by The Artists Partnership, is known for her roles in British TV series like “Coronation Street” and “Waking The Dead.” She will play Denker, the Lady’s Maid to Maggie Smith’s character Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham.
Jonathan Keltz has nabbed a series regular promotion for season 2 of REIGN. Keltz has recurred in the series’ freshman season as Leith, the love interest of lady-in-waiting Greer. He is repped by Stone Manners Salners, Wright Entertainment and Characters Talent Agency.
Parker Young and Keith David join the cast of THINGS YOU SHOULDN’T SAY PAST MIDNIGHT. The project, based on the Tony award winning play, follows a variety of modern day relationships based on the premise that nothing good happens after midnight. Young will play a college sophomore who comes up with an idea to prank the Dean (played by David), only to have the plan foiled by a campus security guard. Young is repped by Gersh and David Dean Management while David is with Stone Manners Salners Agency and Silver Mine Entertainment.
Merritt Patterson has been cast in THE ROYALS. E!’s first scripted series follows a fictional British royal family. Patterson plays the daughter of the family’s American head of security, who begins a clandestine affair with the prince. Patterson is repped by KC Talent and Mosaic.
Mark L. Young has a recurring role on THE COMEBACK, a limited series followup to the 2005 Lisa Kudrow comedy. The first time around, the series focused on Kudrow’s character, a washed up sitcom actress who appears on a reality show while she attempts a career comeback. Young will play Tyler Beck, her nephew and a USC film student who becomes part of the camera crew. Kellan Lutz and Malin Akerman will also reprise their roles from the original run. Young is repped by CAA and Velocity Entertainment Partners; Lutz is repped by WME and Zero Gravity Management; Ackerman is repped by WME and Sanders Armstrong Caserta Management.
“Harry Potter” alum Michael Gambon will star in the HBO/BBC miniseries adaptation of the J.K. Rowling book THE CASUAL VACANCY. The story centers on a small, English village whose seedy underbelly is masked by an idyllic facade. Also cast are Keeley Hawes, Rory Kinnear, Monica Dolan, Julia McKenzie, and Rufus Jones. Gambon is repped by Independent Talent Group and Paradigm.
Dean Norris is set to star in the six hour miniseries SONS OF LIBERTY. The Revolutionary War series follows a radical group of patriots – Sam Adams, John Adams, Paul Revere, John Hancock and Joseph Warren – as they band together to make America an independent nation. Norris will play Benjamin Franklin and will be joined by Ben Barnes as Sam Adams, Ryan Eggold as Warren, Michael Raymond James as Revere, Rafe Spall as Hancock, Henry Thomas as John Adams and Marton Csokas as Thomas Gage. Norris is repped by CAA and Industry Entertainment.
Kris Kristofferson has been cast as President Andrew Jackson in the miniseries TEXAS RISING. The series focuses on the Texas Revolution against Mexico and the rise of the Texas Rangers. Kristofferson, who is repped by ICM, joins Bill Paxton, Brendan Fraser, Ray Liotta, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chad Michael Murray and Thomas Jane for the project.
Constance Zimmer is set to star in UN-REAL, an upcoming dark comedy series showing the behind the scenes chaos surrounding the production of a dating reality series. Zimmer will play the executive producer of the show, replacing Marti Noxon, opposite Shiri Appleby. She is repped by UTA and Sweeney Entertainment.
“Game of Thrones” alum Pedro Pascal is joining the cast of NARCOS. The crime drama is based on the true story of the cocaine drug cartels and the law enforcement tasked with bringing them down. The series centers on drug kingpin Pablo Escobar and Mexican DEA agent Javier Pena, who will be played by Pascal. Pascal is repped by Innovative Artists and Untitled Entertainment.
The Tyler Perry drama series IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG has added Amanda Clayton, Aiden Turner, Heather Hemmens, Eltony Williams, Zulay Henao, Joel Rush, Edwina Findley, April Parker-Jones, Charles Malik Whitfield and Octavia Pizano to the cast. The series follows the relationships of married couples who live on the same street who have diverse backgrounds but lead very similar lives.
Laila Robins and Corey Stoll join the cast of HOMELAND for the fourth season. Robins has been cast as Martha Boyd, the U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan while Stoll will play Sandy Bachman, the CIA Chief of Station in Pakistan. Robins is repped by Paradigm while Stoll is with UTA and Suskin Management.
Richard E. Grant joins event series DIG in a recurring role. The series, created by Tim Kring and Gideon Raff, follows an FBI agent in Jerusalem who uncovers a conspiracy 2000 years in the making while investigating the murder of an American archaeologist. Grant will play Ian Margrove, the archaeologist in charge of the dig in Jerusalem. He joins the cast that includes Jason Isaacs, Anne Heche, Alison Sudol, and David Constabile. Grant is repped by Artists Rights Group.
The sixth season of ROYAL PAINS has cast five recurring roles: a mysterious European traveler, an unconventional couples counselor, a new HankMed patient who goes into business with Evan, a bartender at the local bar, and a burlesque dancer. They will be played by Gillian Alexy, Patrick Breen, Jeremy Davidson, Martha Higareda, and Natalie Hall, respectively. Alexy is repped by The Gersh Agency and The Group Entertainment; Breen is repped by The Gersh Agency and A Management Company; Davidson is repped by Innovative Artists and Insight; Higareda is repped by ICM Partners and Untitled Entertainment; Hall is repped by Paradigm and The Group Entertainment.
Harry Hamlin and Rachel Nichols have been cast in recurring roles on the upcoming RUSH (USA); Victoria Smurfit and Jesse Luken will guest star. The series follows elite and hard-partying LA doctor William Rush. Hamlin will play Rush’s estranged and domineering father, and Nichols will play his young trophy wife. Smurfit and Luken will appear in the second episode, as a lifestyle blogger and MMA fighter, respectively. Hamlin is repped by Paradigm and Luber Roklin Entertainment; Nichols is repped by UTA and Management 360; Smurfit is repped by UTA and Silver Lining Entertainment; Luken is repped by Green & Associates and Tash Moseley Management.