Kristen Connolly has a series regular role on THE WHISPERS, after the series recast the role of Lena Lawrence. The series focuses on an unseen force that manipulates children to do terrible things in the advancement of its cause. Connolly replaces Brianna Brown. She is repped by Paradigm and Untitled Entertainment.
Jason Lee will star opposite Brian Dennehy and Sam Trammel in COCKED, a dramedy that centers on a management consultant who is estranged from his father but is pulled back into the chaos of his family’s gun manufacturing business when a corporate rival looks to take them over. Lee will play Grady Paxson, the hot-headed brother who has run the family’s empire into the ground. He is repped by CAA and Gay Ribisi.
James Hoare and Alycia Debnam-Carey join the cast of GALYNTINE. Set in a post-apocalyptic future without technology, the series centers on a group of survivors who are forced to adapt to isolation and the challenges of their new world. Alex Russell and Steve Brand have also been cast. Hoare is repped by Shanahan Management and Management 360, while Debnam-Carey is repped by Creative Management, UTA, and Management 360.
Cote De Pablo will star in event series THE DOVEKEEPERS from Mark Burnett and Roma Downey. The project, based on Alice Hoffman’s novel, centers on four women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the seige of Masada. De Pablo will play Shirah, one of the four women, a single mother with a quiet and mysterious power. She is repped by Paradigm and Management 360.
Steven Pasquale will join the sixth season of drama THE GOOD WIFE. He will have a two-episode arc, playing Elfman, a top campaign manager who Eli Gold tries to convince to run Alicia’s possible campaign. Pasquale is repped by ICM and Emily Gerson Saines.
Jaime Pressly joins the cast of MOM in a major recurring role. She will recur as a newly sober woman who is sometimes more than Christy can handle. The series stars Anna Faris and Allison Janney as a mother/daughter duo who love each other but frequently butt heads. Pressly is repped by CAA and Mosaic.
Rob Kerkovich is joining the cast of NCIS: NEW ORLEANS as forensic scientist Sebastian, a brillian but awkward medical examiner. He joins Scott Bakula in the series that focuses on crimes and culture of New Orleans. Kerkovich is repped by Mosaic.
Raymond J. Barry will join THE 100 in a recurring role. The series, set 97 years after a nuclear war destroyed civilization, centers on 100 juvenile delinquents who are sent back to Earth to investigate the possibility of re-colonizing the planet. Barry is set to play Dante Wallace, a passionate painter and leader. He is repped by Bob McGowan and Metropolitan Talent Agency.
Colin Ferguson is set to play the villain on the sixth season of VAMPIRE DIARIES. The “Eureka” actor will play Tripp, the head of the community militia who will do anything to protect his town. Ferguson is repped by UTA and Luber Roklin Entertainment.
Robert Forster has been cast as Rainn Wilson’s father on BACKSTROM. The drama series centers on detective Everett Backstrom, a local legend of a detective with a troubled past. His father was abusive when Backstrom was a child but had a reputation as a savvy policeman. Forster is repped by Don Buchwald & Associates and Anonymous Content.
Leslie Hope has been cast in a recurring role on TYRANT, the story of an American family who move to the Middle East and are drawn into the turbulent life of the area. Hope will play Lea Exley in the last three episodes of the series first season. She is repped by Domain and Perry Zimel.
Alexandra Shipp is set to star in AALIYAH: PRINCESS OF R&B. The biopic centers on the life of the young R&B singer who died tragically at the age of 22. Zendaya Coleman was previously attached to star in the TV movie but exited in June. Shipp is repped by Osbrink Talent Agency and Elevate Entertainment.
Rob Lowe and Candice Bergen join the cast of BEAUTIFUL AND TWISTED, an original TV movie. Set in Miami, the project is based on the true story of Ben Novack Jr., a millionaire heir whose brutal murder shook the city’s elite to the core. During their investigation, the police discover sex scandals, lies, and revenge schemes, eventually identifying his wife as the prime suspect. Bergen will play Ben’s mother, Bernice. Lowe is repped by WME and Brillstein Entertainment, while Bergen is with ICM.
Ernie Hudson will have a guest role on thriller THE LOTTERY. The 10-episode series is set in a dystopian future where women have stopped having children, threatening to drive the human race to extinction. Hudson will play Randall Mitchell, a former Attorney General who is driven to find out the truth about his son (played by August Richard). He is repped by Mavrick Artists Agency.
Angelica Celaya will play the villain in CONSTANTINE. The supernatural thriller centers on a man struggling with his faith who is suddenly thrust into the role of defending the earth from the gathering darkness. Celaya will play Zed, a psychic who is the perfect foil for Constantine. Celaya is repped by Innovative Artists and DePaz Management.
Elizabeth Rodriguez has signed on for a recurring role on supernatural crime drama GRIMM. For the series fourth season, Rodriguez will play Special Agent Chavez, an agent with a hidden agenda and a secret identity. She is repped by Stone Manners Salners Agency and Opus Entertainment.
Michaela McManus, David Meunier, and Chris Sheffield have been cast in CHARLES MANSON. The drama series stars David Duchovny as Sam Hodiak, a Los Angeles police sergeant investigating the then-unknown Charles Manson. McManus, who is repped by UTA and Principato Young, will recur as Hodiak’s ex-girlfriend and family friend whose daughter goes missing. Meunier, who is repped by Resolution and Justice & Ponder, will recur as Roy, a menacing biker and Manson’s muscle. Sheffield, who is repped by Vince Cirrincione and Associates, will play Hodiak’s son.
Laurence Fishburne has confirmed that he will be back as FBI agent Jack Crawford for season 3 of HANNIBAL, despite also having signed on to ABC’s sitcom “Black-ish.” Fishburne is repped by Paradigm and Landmark Artists Management.
Peter Shinkoda will have a major recurring role in drama DAREDEVIL. The superhero series is set in Hell’s Kitchen and centers on a blind lawyer with his other senses superhumanly enhanced who fights crime as a costumed superhero. Shinkoda will play Hachiro, a character not in the original comic series. He is repped by D2 Management and Characters Talent Agency.
June Diane Raphael and Baron Vaughn are set to join the comedy series GRACE & FRANKIE. Starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, the series centers on lifelong nemeses Grace and Frankie, whose lives are turned upside down after their husbands announce they are in love with each other and want to get married. Raphael will play Brianna, the eldest daughter of Grace, who rebels against her mother’s sense of decorum. Vaughn has been cast as Nwabudike, Frankie’s son who they adopted from Uganda and works at his father’s law firm. Raphael is repped by UTA and Silver Lining Entertainment, while Vaughn is repped by ICM and Mosaic.
Susan Heyward, Max Fowler, and Adam Godley have been cast in POWERS, a Sony Playstation Network series based on the comic created by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming. The series is set in a world of people with superhuman abilities, which are a catalyst for mayhem and murder. Two homicide detectives are assigned to protect humans and investigate cases of those with powers who unwittingly disrupt the rest of the world. Heyward will play the female lead, Deena Pilgrim, while Fowler has been cast as Krispin Stockley, a disaffected teen who struggles with the death of his father. Godley will play Captain Cross, the chief of the Powers division. Heyward is repped by Innovative Artists and Davis Spylios Management; Fowler is with Eamonn Bedford Agency and Resolution; Godley is repped by Artist Rights Group and The Kohner Agency.
Dermot Mulroney is set to guest star on season 5 of SHAMELESS, playing ex-bad boy Sean Pierce, Fiona’s new manager at Patsy’s Pies. The series centers on the loving but dysfuntional Gallagher family and stars William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum, among others. Mulroney is repped by WME.