Rebecca Creskoff, Kenny Johnson and Michael Vartan will be joining the next season of A&E’s hit BATES MOTEL. Creskoff will play a woman Norma befriends while Johnson will play Creskoff’s estranged brother and Vartran playing Creskoff’s divorced brother who develops feelings for Norma. Creskoff, repped by Innovative Artists, appeard in “Hung” and “Quintuplets”. Johnson has had roles in “Sons of Anarchy” and “Prime Suspect” and is also repped by Innovative. Vartan starred in “Alias” and “Hawthorne” and is repped by UTA. Joining the trio is Michael Eklund, playing Zane, a member of Dylan’s drug network. He is repped by Greene & Associates Talent Agency.
Terrence Howard will be a regular on M. Night Shyamalan’s WAYWARD PINES. The series stars Matt Dillon as a CIA agent who goes to the small Idaho town of Wayward Pines to investigate the disappearance of two of his fellow agents. Howard will play the town’s sheriff. He starred on “Law & Order: LA” and will next appear in “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” and the thriller “Prisoners”. He is repped by CAA. Shannyn Sossamon has also joined the cast as Dillon’s wife. She is repped by APA and has previously appeared in “Mistresses” and “How to Make it in America”.
Adriana Barraza will star opposite George Lopez in SAINT GEORGE. Lopez stars as a divorced entrepreneur trying to juggle his business and personal life. Barraza will play his mother. Barraza last appeared in the 2012 film “Mariachi Gringo” and will next appear in the foreign pic “Guten Tag, RamÃ³n”. She is repped by Innovative Artists.
Roger Cross has landed a recurring role on THE STRAIN. He will play Mr. Fitzwilliams, the Head of Security in the series, which centers on a virus outbreak that turns its infected into vampires. Cross played Curtis Manning in “24” Staff Sergeant Boyd Bloom in “Motive”. He is repped by SDB Partners.
Mehdi Dehbi and Moran Atias have both joined the cast of TYRANT, which centers on an American family that becomes tied to the turmoil of a Middle Eastern nation. Dehbi will play a bodyguard-type figure who protects one of the family’s children while Atias will star as the wife of the patriarch’s older brother. Dehbi is starring in the thriller “A Most Wanted Man” and is repped by Agence Adequat. Atias was in Adam Sherman’s “Crazy Eyes” and will star in “Third Person”, which she is also producing. She is repped by WME. Ashraf Barhom will play Debhi’s older brother, Jamal. Barhom, who starred in “Clash of the Titans” and will next be seen in 300: Rise of an Empire” is repped by Zohar Ya’kobson.
Indira Varma will be joining HBO’s hit series GAME OF THRONES for the fourth season. She will play a character named Ellaria Sand, who is the lover of Prince Oberyn Martell, also a new character (to be played by Pedro Pascal). Varma, who is repped by Gordon and French, has appeared in the shows “Luther”, “Hunted” and “Rome”.
Michelle Forbes will play Gail McLeod in a recurring role on CHICAGO FIRE. McLeod is a consultant with the State Fire Marshal’s Office. Forbes, who has starred in “In Treatment” and “True Blood”, is repped by UTA.
Nicole Ari Parker will have a recurring role in the upcoming season of REVOLUTION as Secretary Justine Allenford. Parker starred on “Soul Food” and in the recent horror-thriller film “Repentance”. She is repped by Gersh.
Parminder Nagra has joined NBC’s THE BLACKLIST. She will play Agent Margot Malik, a mentor-like character to the show’s lead, Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone). Nagra has previously starred in “ER” and “Alcatraz” and is repped by Gersh.
Jordan Hayes will star in the Syfy series HELIX. She will play a member of a research team sent to investigate a disease breakout. After starring in last year’s “House at the End of the Street”, she will next appear in the thriller “Killing Games”. She is repped by Amanda Rosenthal Talent
John Travolta will appear in Kirstie Alley’s upcoming comedy KIRSTIE. Contrary to what the title would suggest, Alley plays a character named Maddie, a Broadway star whose son, whom she was unaware existed, shows up at twenty-six-years old to connect with his mother. Travolta will play a stagehand Maddie has a one-nighter with. After starring in Oliver Stone’s “Savages” and sporting a terrible accent and worse facial hair in “Killing Season”, Travolta will appear in the biopic “Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father”. He is repped by WME.
Ruth Bradley and Meg Steedle will star in the period Sci-Fi series HORIZON. Bradley will play an FBI secretary during World War II who discovers that her husband, a sailor in the South Pacific, may have been killed during a battle with an alien spaceship. Steedle will play her best friend, a higher-level secretary. Bradley has previously appeared in the series “Legend” and “Innocent” and is repped by Hamilton Hodell. Steedle appeared in an episode of ” Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23″ and had an arc on “Boardwalk Empire”. She is repped by ICM. Taylor Handley, Mark Famiglietti and Cary Elwes will also be joining the series with Elwes starring as Max Hartman, a mysterious presence around the FBI offices. Handley will play Bradley’s husband, who disappeared in the battle with the spaceship and Famiglietti will play an FBI agent.