“Downton Abbey” star Hugh Bonneville will test out his vocal range in his upcoming role on the musical comedy series GALAVANT. Bonneville will guest star as pirate king Peter the Pillager in the series that mixes the fairy tale genre with musical numbers and finds Prince Galavant who seeks revenge after the king steals his true love. Bonneville is repped by UTA and Gordon and French.
David Spade will guest star on an upcoming episode of THE GOLDBERGS. He will play a sketchy guy who works at a photo store making fake IDs for teenagers. He joins series regulars Jeff Garlin, Sean Giambrone, and Wendi McLendon-Covey. Spade is repped by WME and Brillstein Entertainment.
Josh Casaubon is set to lead comedy pilot DOWN DOG. Written by Robin Schiff, the project centers on an ambition-less surfer who has to start taking life more seriously after being left in charge of his ex-girlfriend’s yoga studio. Casaubon is repped by Stone Manners Salners Agency and Gilbertson Entertainment.
James Van Der Beek has been cast as the lead in the upcoming spin-off series CSI: CYBER. He joins Patricia Arquette who plays Special Agent Avery Ryan, the head of the Cyber Crime division of the FBI. Van Der Beek will play FBI Agent Elijah Mundo, a battlefield forensics expert who is recruited because of his expertise in the field in Afghanistan. Van Der Beek is repped by Paradigm and Brillstein Entertainment.
Rich Sommer will guest star on the third season of ELEMENTARY, the modern-day tale of Sherlock Holmes investigating crimes in New York City. Sommer reprises his second-season role as Harlan Emple, a math prodigy who aided Holmes and Watson in solving the murder of a mathematician. He is repped by Domain Talent and Davis Spylios Management.
Peter MacNicol will star on the upcoming procedural CSI: CYBER. The series follows Special Agent Avery Ryan, who heads the FBI’s Cyber Crime Division. MacNicol will play Ryan’s supervisor. Patricia Arquette and Charley Koontz also star. MacNicol is repped by Thruline Entertainment.
Aly Michalka has been cast in the upcoming horror series IZOMBIE. The series centers on a med student who becomes a zombie for better access to the food – brains – she needs to survive. After eating the corpse brains, she gains the memories of the person, which helps her to solve the homicide cases they’re linked to. Michalka will play the zombie lead’s roommate and best friend, played by Rose McIver. Michalka is repped by Gersh and Evolution Entertainment.
Anna Diop and Craig Frank will co-star in the upcoming series THE MESSENGERS. The series follows six strangers who are brought together when a mysterious object falls from the sky and explodes, sending out a shockwave that stops their hearts. They come back to life a few hours later and find they have a multitude of supernatural gifts. Diop and Frank join Shantel VanSanten, Jon Fletcher, Sofia Black-D’Elia, JD Pardo, Joel Courtney, and Diogo Morgado. Diop is repped by Abrams Artists Agency and Vincent Cirrincione Associates; Frank is repped by Innovative Artists and Industry Entertainment.
David Cubitt will guest star as Mark Show, who eventually becomes Manhunter on the comic book drama ARROW. In the third episode of the season, Shaw will be an ARGUS operative in Corto Maltese who crosses paths with Diggle. Cubbitt is repped by Resolution, Kirk Talent Agencies, and Open Entertainment.
David Zayas will recur on the first season of GOTHAM. The series follows a pre-Batman Jim Gordon as he takes on the city’s most dangerous criminals. Zayas will play Salvatore Maroni, a gangster who, in the comics, goes on to disfigure Harvey “Two-Face” Dent. Zayas is repped by Innovative Artists and ATA Management.
Eddie McClintock joins the cast of crime drama BACKSTROM with Rainn Wilson. The upcoming series stars Wilson as a cranky but brilliant police detective who sometimes gets himself into more trouble than he can handle. McClintock will play Lieutenant Sam D’Agostino, a former childhood bully who grew up with Backstrom. He is repped by The Beddingfield Company.
Rob McElhenny will appear on the third season of THE MINDY PROJECT. The sitcom details the personal and romantic foibles of OB/GYN Mindy Lahiri. McElhenny will play the cousin of Morgan, an ex-convict nurse whom Mindy works with. He is repped by WME and 3 Arts Entertainment.
Drama pilot WESTWORLD has cast Jeffrey Wright, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Angela Sarafyan, and Simon Quarterman. The project stars Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood and was inspired by Michael Crichton’s sci-fi movie set at an amusement park. Wright has been cast as Bernard Lowe, the park’s brilliant Head of Programming who has a talent for creating artificial people. Santoro will play Harlan Bell, Westworld’s most wanted bandit, while Woodward has been cast as Elsie King, a rising star in the programming division who diagnoses odd quirks in the behaviors of the park’s hosts. Berdal will play Armistice, a ruthless fighter and bandit, with Sarafyan playing Clementine Pennyfeather, one of the park’s most luring attractions. Quarterman plays Lee Sizemore, the narrative director for the park.
TRUE DETECTIVE is starting to cast for its upcoming second season. Rumor has it that Vince Vaughn is in talks to star in the series, with Colin Farrell and Taylor Kitsch both nearing deals to star. Elisabeth Moss and Michelle Forbes are being considered as the female lead. The second season of the series will follow the death of a corrupt city manager who is found murdered while in the middle of a high-profile and groundbreaking transportation deal.
Joanna Christie will play a female lead on the upcoming series NARCOS. The project centers on infamous drug kingpin Pablo Escobar and the DEA agents who are working to take him down. Christie has been cast as Connie, a nurse and wife who is married to one of the DEA agents. She joins Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook and Pedro Pascal in the series. Christie is repped by UTA and The Artists Partnership.
Betsy Brandt will reprise her recurring role on PARENTHOOD for the series’ final season. The show focuses on several generations of the Braverman family. Brandt plays the ex-wife of Hank, Sarah Braverman’s current love interest. She is repped by TalentWorks and Patty Woo Management.
Brian Geraghty joins the cast of CHICAGO PD as a series regular. Geraghty has been cast as Sean Roman, a new cop who partners with Burgess whose former partner was promoted to intelligence last season. Geraghty is repped by UTA and Management 360.
Ryan Hansen is set to co-star in upcoming comedy BAD JUDGE. The series follows a tough-as-nails judge who likes to throw caution to the wind and party on the weekends. Hansen will play the male lead opposite Kate Walsh, her on-again off-again love interest. He is repped by Gersh and 3 Arts Entertainment.
Matt Long has been cast in sci-fi drama HELIX. The series follows a team of scientists who are investigating a possible viral outbreak. Long will play Dr. Kyle Sommer, a first-class toxicologist and a CDC newbie. The series was developed by Ronald D. Moore and written by Cameron Porsandeh. He is repped by UTA and Authentic Talent and Literary Management.
David Rasche joins the dark comedy IMPASTOR as a series regular. The series cetners on a lowlife on the run from his debts who conceals himself in a small town by pretending to be a gay pastor. The project is written by Christopher Vane and will be directed by Robert Greenberg and stars Michael Rosenbuam. Rashce will play Owen Schmidt, the president of the Lutheran Church who is suspicious of the new clergyman. He is repped by Innovative Artists and Liebman Entertainment.
Sonia Braga has signed on to guest star on the sixth season of ROYAL PAINS. The medical drama follows a consierge doctor in the Hamptons who not only makes house calls but looks good while doing it. Braga is set to play Lorena Correia, Divya’s ex-mother-in-law and her baby’s grandmother. Braga is repped by Levity Entertainment Group.
ROYAL PAINS is also adding guest stars Khloe Kardashian and Scott Disick for its season finale. The reality TV stars will play themselves and will be having dinner at a local restaurant when Hank’s girlfrind asks Evan to introduce her. Kardashian is repped by WME, while Disick is repped by Luciano Reeves Talent.