Kenny Johnson has been promoted to series regular and Nicola Peltz will return in a recurring role for the third season of BATES MOTEL. Johnson plays Norma Bates’ brother, Caleb, and Peltz plays Norman Bates’ friend and love interest Bradley Martin. Johnson is repped by Innovative Artists and LINK Entertainment; Peltz is repped by WME and Management 360.
Benjamin Ciaramello will recur on SECRETS & LIES, a drama centering on a family man who finds the body of a young boy, instantly becoming the prime suspect. Ciaramello joins Ryan Phillippe and will play Paul Murphy, a father and husband about to be deployed for the fifth time. Ciaramello is repped by House of Representatives.
Donna Murphy has been cast in a major recurring role on the sophomore season of RESURRECTION. The Tony winning actress will play a mysterious government agent in charge of monitoring Omar Epps’ Agent Bellamy as well as the goings on around Arcadia. Murphy is repped by Innovative Artists and Brookside Artist Management.
Kelen Coleman is joining the upcoming fourth season of SCANDAL. The “McCarthys” star will appear in a guest role on the political thriller that centers on a powerful and high profile “fixer” whose team gets politicians and other Washington elite out of personal and professional scrapes. Coleman is repped by is repped by Gersh and 3 Arts Entertainment.
Laura Benanti has a multi-episode arc on the third season of NASHVILLE. The musical drama series follows a fading country music star who struggles to stay current when a young rising star threatens to steal her thunder. Benanti has been cast as Sadie Stone, an up and coming country star who befriends Connie Britton’s Rayna. She is repped by CAA and Brookside Artist Management.
John Stamos has signed on for a guest role on the upcoming musical comedy series GALAVANT. The series stars Timothy Omundson and Joshua Sasse as a down on his luck knight who seeks revenge from the King who stole his princess. Stamos will play a rival of the show’s knight, Galavant, who he will challenge to a joust. Stamos is repped by WME and Brillstein Entertainment.
Reed Diamond and Nick Blood will have recurring roles on the second season of Marvel’s AGENTS OF SHIELD. Diamond will play villain Daniel Whitehall (or “Kraken”), who in the comics is a HYDRA agent. Blood will play mercenary and SHIELD ally Lance Hunter. Diamond is repped by Paradigm; Blood is repped by ICM Partners and Authentic Talent and Literary Management.
Simon Kassianides will also join the ranks of Marvel’s AGENTS OF SHIELD. The British actor will play Bakshi, a confident man not afraid to get his hands dirty. Kassianides is repped by Don Buchwald & Associates and Sanders Armstrong Caserta Management.
Elena Satine joins REVENGE in a recurring role for the series upcoming fourth season. The series follows the daughter of a man wrongly accused of murder who vows to exact revenge on the people who put him away. Satine will play Louise, a disgraced member of a wealthy Southern family who also has a minor mental issue. She will meet one of the show’s characters in a very unique way. Satine is repped by ICM and Mosaic.
Mike Colter will continue his recurring role on THE GOOD WIFE for the legal drama’s sixth season. The show follows lawyer and political wife Alicia Florrick, who struggles to balance her personal, professional, and political lives. Colter plays powerful drug lord Lemond Bishop, whose “legitimate businesses” Florrick represents. Colter is repped by Gersh and Silver Lining Entertainment.
Warren Kole and Erik Stocklin have nabbed recurring roles on the upcoming drama STALKER. The series follows two detectives from the Threat Assessment Unit who investigate cases of stalking. Kole has been cast as Detective Trent Wilkes, lead detective in the Robbery Homicide Division of the LAPD, while Stocklin will play Perry, an introverted college sophomore. The pair join leads Dylan McDermott and Maggie Q. Kole is repped by The Kohner Agency and Silver Lining Entertainment, Stocklin is with Domain and J.C. Robbins.
Tom Lipinski has been promoted to series regular for the second season of THE KNICK. The series follows the personal and professional lives of the staff of New York’s Knickerbocker Hospital in the early 20th century. Lipinski plays the son of a millionaire rubber magnate, a suitor of Cornelia, the daughter of the Knickerbocker’s benefactor. Lipinski is repped by Gersh and TMT Entertainment Group.
Cuba Gooding Jr., Michael Madsen, and Keith David have joined the recurring cast of the upcoming comedy BIG TIME IN HOLLYWOOD, FL. The series follows a pair of ne’er-do-well brothers who are kicked out of their parents’s house and forced, for the first time, to fend for themselves. Gooding Jr. will play a fictionalized version of himself, Madsen will play a private detective whom the boys’ parents hire to track their criminal activity, and David will play a federal agent investigating cartel activity in the area. Gooding Jr. is repped by ICM Partners; Madsen is repped by BR Talent; and David is repped by Stone Manners Salners Agency and Silvermine Entertainment.
J.R. Ramirez has been cast as Ted “Wildcat” Grant for the third season of ARROW. In the comic series on which the show is based, Wildcat is a member of the Justice Society for America and mentor and trainer of other masked vigilantes. On the show, he will play a crucial role in the life of Laurel Lance. Ramirez is repped by Mavrick Artists and Marie Mathews.
THE FLASH has cast Kelly Frye as Plastique, aka Bette Sans Souci. Souci was a bomb disposal expert in Iraq when a freak accident gave her the ability to turn everyday objects into explosives. On the run from the U.S. black ops, Plastique finds an ally in The Flash. Frye is repped by Luber Roklin Entertainment.
Jenny Slate will guest star on the premiere episode of BROOKLYN NINE-NINE. Slate has been cast as Biance, a tough, street smart mob mistress who works undercover as an informant for the FBI. Slate is repped by WME and 3 Arts Entertainment.
Lea Michele will appear on SONS OF ANARCHY in a guest role in the sixth episode of the show’s final season. The series follows a California outlaw motorcycle club. Michele will play Gertie, a truck stop waitress who finds a connection with Gemma, the mother of the club’s president. She is repped by WME and Untitled Entertainment.
Teri Polo is set to star in THE CHRISTMAS SHEPHERD, an original TV movie that centers on Sally Browning, a children’s book author who is devastated when her dog runs away. He ends up with a widower and his teenage daughter in Boston and reunites with his original owner, bringing everyone together for Christmas. Polo is repped by Gersh and Bob McGowan.
Nine actors have been cast in the fifth season of GAME OF THRONES. Alexander Siddig will play Prince Oberyn’s older brother Doran; Toby Sebastian will play Doran’s son Trystane, the heir to Dorne; Nell Tiger Free will play Myrcella Baratheon, the daughter of Cersei Lannister and (secretly) her brother Jaime; DeObia Oparei will play Areo Hotah, the captain of Doran’s palace guard; Enzo Cilenti will play Yezza, who was once a wealthy slave trader, before Daenerys Targaryen outlawed slavery; Jessica Henwick will play Nymeria Sand, the second-eldest of Oberyn’s illegitimate daughters; Rosabell Laurenti Sellers will play Tyene Sand, another of Oberyn’s daughters; Keisha Castle-Hughes will play the warrior Obara Sand, Oberyn’s eldest illegitimate daughter; and Jonathan Pryce will play High Sparrow, a man on a mission to bring aid and comfort to the downtrodden of King’s Landing. Siddig is repped by Markham Froggatt and Irwin; Sebastian is repped by CAA and Impression Entertainment; Free is repped by Independent Talent Group; Oparei is repped by Lisa Mann Creative Management; Cilenti is repped by 42 and Inspire Entertainment; Henwick is repped by Tavistock Wood Management; Sellers is repped by The Artists Partnership and More / Medavoy Management; Castle-Hughes is repped by Emptage Hallett and Industry Entertainment; and Pryce is repped by UTA.
Brooklyn Sudano will star in original movie WITH THIS RING. Written and directed by Nzingha Stewart, the rom-com follows three single best friends who attend the wedding of their best friend and make a pact to be married within the year. Sudano will play Elise, the bride about to get married who is counting on her best friends to get her down the aisle. She is repped by APA and Greenlight Management and Production.
Claire Holt is set to co-star in upcoming drama AQUARIUS opposite David Duchovny. The series, set in the 1960s, follows a cop who goes undercover to track down Charles Manson and his infamous family before their murder spree. Holt has been cast as Officer Charmain Tully, a young policewoman who wants to be taken seriously in the boys club that was the LAPD in 1967. She is repped by CAA and Affirmative Entertainment.
Mary-Louise Parker and Peter Sarsgaard have been cast as the leads in THE SLAP. The miniseries, based on the Australian series of the same name, follows the familial chaos and drama that ensues after a man slaps another couple’s misbehaving child. Sarsgaard plays family man Hector, whose cousin slaps the child, while Parker play’s Hector’s close friend Anouk, who is dating the young leading man of the TV show for which she writes. Parker is repped by WME; Sarsgaard is repped by CAA and Authentic Talent and Literary Management.
Mary-Louise Parker has additionally been cast in a recurring role on THE BLACKLIST. The series follows former FBI agent and fugitive Raymond Reddington, who works with a young FBI profiler to track down the dangerous criminals on the “blacklist” he has compiled. Parker will play a character named Naomi Highland, who has close ties to Reddington. Parker is repped by WME.
Mozhan Marno has also recently been cast in the second season of THE BLACKLIST. Marno will play series regular Tamar Katzman, a former Mossad agent and spy who goes toe-to-toe with James Spader’s Raymond Reddington. Marno is repped by TalentWorks and Anonymous Content.
Krysten Ritter is the third actress this week to be cast in a recurring role on the upcoming season of THE BLACKLIST. Ritter will play Rowan Mills, an analyst at a data security firm who has a troubled past. Ritter is repped by WME, The Group Entertainment, and Sanders Armstrong Caserta Management.
Tara Lynne Barr will recur on the freshman drama AQUARIUS, which follows the efforts of an undercover cop to track Charles Manson and his crime family. Barr will play Patricia “Katie” Krenwinkel, one of Manson’s followers. She is repped by APA.
Kahyun Kim has been cast in a recurring role on the first season of THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA. The freshman drama follows homicide detective Laura Diamond’s efforts to balance her work and home lives. Kim will play a political activist who bonds with Laura after she is arrested at a protest. She is repped by SDB Partners and Kyle Fritz Management.
Mark Moses, Nimrat Kaur and Art Malik have all signed on for various roles on the upcoming fourth season of HOMELAND. Moses will play Dennis, an academic who teaches political science at Quaid-I-Azam University. Kaur has been cast as a high level operative in Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence. Malik will have a guest role playing Bunran “Bunny” Latif, an old friend of Saul’s. Moses is repped by Innovative Artists, Kaur is with D2 Management, and Malik is repped by United Agents.
Wendy Crewson will recur on the six-episode miniseries ASCENSION, which follows a generation ship sent to populate a new planet, whose passengers begin to question their mission after the murder of a young girl aboard the ship. Crewson will play the boss of the mission founder’s son. She is repped by Domain Talent and Oscars Abrams Zimel & Associates.
Emily Hampshire and Tom Noonan have been cast in major recurring roles on 12 MONKEYS, the TV re-boot of the 1995 film. The series centers on Cole who, using a dangerous method of time travel, goes from 2043 to the present day in an effort to locate and destroy the source of a deadly plague that will destroy the human race. Hampshire will play Jennifer Goines, a female verson of Jeffrey Goines, an unstable mental patient who could hold the key to finding and destroying the 12 Monkeys mystery. Noonan has been cast as a new villainous character who is the face of the Army of the 12 Monkeys. Hampshire is repped by Intellectual Artists Management, K.L. Benzakein Talent, and Creative Drive Artists, while Noonan is with Vanguard Management and AKA Talent Agency.
Shawn Doyle will have a recurring guest role on the upcoming fifth season of COVERT AFFAIRS. Doyle has been cast as Aleksandre Belenko, a Georgian diplomat who is active in the charitable world. Despite his charisma and humanitarian efforts, Annie suspects more sinister intentions. Doyle is repped by The Characters Talent Agency, Magnolia Entertainment and The Kohner Agency.
Tiffany Hines will recur on freshman medical drama RUSH (USA), which follows a “medical fixer” working with the elite of Los Angeles. Hines plays Steffi, whose arrival brings drama and chaos in its wake. Hines is repped by Innovative Artists and More / Medavoy Management.
Bill Nunn has been promoted to series regular for upcoming second season of SIRENS. The series follows three Chicago EMTs who, despite their awkward and narcissistic personalities, have a talent for saving lives. Nunn plays EMT Cash on the show, previously cast as a recurring guest star. Nunn is repped by Patty Woo.