Frances O’Connor will be joining the cast of ONCE UPON A TIME as a character named Colette. The fairy-tale drama is on its fourth season and O’Conner is set to appear in the sixth episode of the season. She is repped by Gersh and Wishlab, as well as Artist Rights Group in the UK.
Hayley Atwell, to no one’s surprise, will be guest starring on an episode of AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Atwell, who plays Agent Peggy Carter, has her own show on the network – “Agent Carter” is set as a midseason replacement for “AoS” while it’s on hiatus. She is repped by CAA.
Jeffrey Nordling is set to guest-star on an episode of CASTLE. He will play a real estate developer on the crime dramedy, which follows the exploits of a mystery novelist who teams with a NYPD detective. Nordling is repped by APA.
Kenneth Choi and Neal McDonough will also be making cameo appearances on AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. alongside Hayley Atwell. Though there is no confirmation as of yet, they are anticipated to join her in “Agent Carter” as well. Choi is repped by TalentWorks and Mosaic. McDonough is repped by Paradigm and More/Medavoy Management.
Mary Mouser has been brought on to SCANDAL, ABC’s political drama. She will play Karen Grant, taking over the role of Madeline Carroll. Mouser is repped by Cunningham Escott Slevin & Doherty and Authentic Talent and Literary Management.
Brian Gattas has landed a recurring role on WE HATE PAUL REVERE, the comedy pilot about two brothers living in Colonial Boston who are not fans of local industrialist and activist Paul Revere. He is repped by TalentWorks and Thruline Entertainment.
Owain Yeoman has been cast as a series regular for season two of TURN. The “Mentalist” star will play Benedict Arnold in the Revolutionary War drama, which is set during the summer of 1778 when a farmer gathers a group of friends to form a spy ring that turns the tide in the fight for independence. Yeoman is repped by ICM, ARG and Think Tank.
Alexa Davalos has joined the cast of THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE pilot. The project, based on a Philip K. Dick novel, is set in 1962 and explores an alternative reality where Nazi Germany and Japan won World War II and now occupy the United States. Davalos is set to play Juliana, a woman living in Japanese-occupied San Francisco. She is repped by The Artists Partnership and Anonymous Content.
Alysia Reiner has boarded the DOWN DOG pilot, which follows a slacker surfer who is forced to finally take life seriously when he’s left in charge of his ex-girlfriend’s yoga studio. Reiner will play Gabrielle, the office manager of the yoga studio who also dabbles in healing arts. She is repped by Abrams Artists Agency and Luber Roklin Entertainment.
Leslie Bibb has landed the starring role in SALEM ROGERS: MODEL OF THE YEAR 1998. The new comedy pilot revolves around Salem Rogers (Bibb), a former supermodel who is forced to leave rehab after 10 long years in residence. She reunites with her long-suffering former assistant, who now a self-help writer using her years with Salem as an inspiration for her books. Bibb is repped by ICM and John Carrabino Management.
Lyndsy Fonseca has also been cast in DOWN DOG, the comedy pilot about a slacker surfer who is forced to finally take life seriously when he’s left in charge of his ex-girlfriend’s yoga studio. Fonseca is set to play Winter, one of the instructors at the studio. She is repped by ICM and Management 360.
Rupert Evans has also joined THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE. He is set to play a man named Frank Frink, an artist and an intellectual with a secret. Evans is repped by Paradigm and Principal Entertainment LA, as well as Curtis Brown Group in the UK.
Alexander Dreymon is joining THE LAST KINGDOM, the 8-hour miniseries based on Bernard Cornwell’s “The Saxon Stories.” The series combines historical figures and events with fictional characters during the reign of Alfred the Great, who fought off a Viking invasion. Dreymon is set to play the lead role of Uhtred, the son of Saxon nobles who was kidnapped and raised by Vikings. He is repped by Gersh and Silver Lining Entertainment.
Timothy Spall has joined ENFIELD HAUNTING. The 3-part series is based on true events that are alleged to have taken place at a North London house in 1977. Spall is set to play Maurice Grosse, a rookie paranormal researcher who is drawn to the house after disturbing reports of a desperate family terrorized by malevolent unseen forces. Spall is repped by Markham, Froggatt and Irwin and Berwick & Kovacik.
Abby Elliott and Andy Buckley have signed on to star in ODD MOM OUT, a new scripted series from creator and lead Jill Kargman. The comedy, based on Kargam’s book “Momzillas” (which itself it based on Kargam’s life experiences), looks at the outrageous world of the weathly “momzillas” of New York’s Upper East Side. Elliott is signed on to play Jill’s sister-in-law while Buckley blue-blood and rich husband. Elliott is repped by CAA and The Schiff Company. Buckley is repped by Pakula/King & Associates and the Coronel Group.
Jessica St. Clair will star in a recurring role on THE MCCARTHYS. The comedy, starring Joey McIntyre, centers on a sports-crazed Irish-Catholic family that shares a three decker house in Boston. St. Clair is set to play McIntyre’s girlfriend, Katrina, who is described as a loose cannon with no filter. She is reppd by UTA and Mosaic.
John Heard has been tapped for a role on crime drama NCIS: LA. He will play Special Congressional Investigator Michael Thomas on the NCIS spin-off set in Los Angeles. Heard is repped by Greene & Associates Talent Agency and Forster Entertainment.
Maggie Lawson has booked a recurring role on the final season of TWO AND A HALF MEN. The “Psych” actress is set to play a social worker who will help Walden (Ashton Kutcher) and Alan (Jon Cryer) with their plan to get married so Walden can adopt a child. She is repped by Gersh and Alchemy Entertainment.
Rebecca Mader has landed a role BLUE BLOODS, the crime drama that revolves around a family of New York cops. She is set to play Tori, a brilliant attorney who is the old law school classmate and bitter rival of one of the main characters. Mader is repped by Innovative Artists and Alchemy Entertainment.
Austin Butler has booked a recurring role on ARROW, the drama about millionaire Oliver Queen who returns to cleanse his hometown from crime as a vigilante with superhuman capabilities. Butler has been cast to play Chase, a charismatic DJ who catches the attention of Thea Queen. He is repped by WME and Anonymous Content.
Brian Dare has been cast in a recurring role on JANE THE VIRGIN. The freshman comedy follows a young, devout woman discovers that she was accidentally artificially inseminated. Dare is set to play Luca, Jane’s co-worker and gay friend. Dare is repped by Berman/Sacks Talent Agency and Liberation Management.
Charlotte Arnold has been tapped in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST for a guest starring role. She will play Marissa, a distraught beauty who finds herself in desperate need of help after her stockbroker husband begins displaying unusual behavior. She is best known for her role Holly J. Sinclair on “Degrassi: The Next Generation.”
Ben Hollingsworth has joined the cast of BACKSTROM in a recurring role. The new drama series centers on Everett Backstrom (Rainn Wilson), an overweight, offensive, detective who battles the constant struggle with his self-destructive tendencies. Hollingsworth is set to play Steven Kines, a DA who meets with Backstrom about a missing witness. He is repped the Kohner Agency and Sanders Armstrong Caserta Management, and by Play Management in Canada.
Arjay Smith has signed on to the seventh and finale season of SONS OF ANARCHY. He is set to play a character named Grant McQueen, a good, street smart kid who is trying to protect his mother. Smith is repped by Global Artists Agency and Leverage Management.
Lev Gorn has been upped to a series regular on THE AMERICANS, the Cold War drama about two Soviet intelligence agents pose as a married couple to spy on the American government. He plays Arkady Ivanovich, the KGB’s United States resident who works out of Soviet Embassy. Gorn is repped by the Jeff Elliott Agency and Sweet 180.
Brian Gattas, who has recently landed recurring roles on two other series, has also booked a guest starring role on season two of LOOKING, the dramedy that chronicles the experiences of three close friends living and loving in modern-day San Francisco. He is repped by TalentWorks and Thruline Entertainment.
Michelle Gomez and Rob Brydon will guest star on THE BRINK, HBO’s new comedy about top U.S. government and military officials who scramble to prevent World War 3 from happening amidst the chaos of a geopolitical crisis. Brydon and Gomez will play an intelligent, eccentric couple. Gomez is repped by Abrams Artists Agency and Evolution Entertainment. Brydon is repped by United Agents and Mosaic.
Patricia Clarkson is in talks to star in ELISABETH, a romantic drama set in the world of international politics. She would play the title character of the new series. Clarkson is repped by CAA and Anonymous Content.
George Clooney, yes, George Clooney is the latest big name guest star to appear on the British series DOWNTON ABBEY. He will appear in a short TV movie set in the “Downton Abbey” world that will air during the holidays. He is repped by CAA.
Brian Gattas has been cast in a recurring role on AQUARIUS, a gritty 1960s drama about a cop who goes undercover to track down Charles Manson and the Manson Family before their infamous murder spree. He is repped by TalentWorks and Thruline Entertainment.
David Costabile and David Fonteno will both guest star in season 2 of THE BLACKLIST, the drama about a former government agent who suddenly surrenders to the FBI with an offer to help catch a terrorist under the condition that he speaks only a young FBI profiler. Fonteno is set to play Senator Sheridan, a friend of Agent Cooper, and Costabile will guest as a blacklister named Dr. Linus Creel. Costabile is repped by Innovative Artists and Gartner/Green Entertainment. Fonteno is repped by Abrams Artists Agency.
Emmett Scanlan has landed a role on CONSTANTINE, NBC’s drama about a man struggling with his faith who is haunted by the sins of his past and is suddenly thrust into the role of defending humanity from the gathering forces of darkness. The “In the Flesh” actor has been cast as Detective Jim Corrigan and his alter-ego The Spectre. Scanlan is repped by Waring and McKenna and Think Tank Management.
Gillian Anderson has been upped to a series regular on HANNIBAL, the drama about the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers. Anderson plays Hannibal’s shrink, Bedelia du Maurier. She is repped by CAA and Untitled Entertainment.
Kelli O’Hara will fly into the cast of PETER PAN LIVE! The Tony-nominated Broadway star will play Mrs. Darling opposite Christian Borle in the live, on-stage adaptation of J. M. Barrie’s beloved classic. The special will air live on December 4th. O’Hara is repped by Gersh and Perennial Entertainment.
Peter Gallagher is joining the cast of LAW & ORDER: SVU, the long-running spin-off that follows the elite squad of NYPD detectives who investigate sexually related crimes. He will play Deputy Chief William Dodds, who oversees all special victims units in NYC. Gallagher is repped by Gersh and John Carrabino Management.
Werner Herzog, the acclaimed German director, will make a cameo appearance on PARKS AND RECREATION as an elderly gentleman who sells his home to Amy Poehler and Adam Scott’s characters. Herzog is repped by Gersh.
Marsha Stephanie Black has joined the cast of ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, the highly-acclaimed prison dramedy. Details of her characters are kept tightly under wraps, but she is said to join the series as a new corrections officer. Black is repped by Stone Manners Salners Agency.
Bojana Novakovic has been tapped for a recurring role in SHAMELESS, the cable dramedy features William H. Macy as an alcoholic man living in a perpetual stupor while his six children cope as best they can. She is set to play a 31-year-old doctor who has just discovered she has stage 4 cancer. Novakovic is repped by CAA and Management 360.
David Fumero has been tapped as a series regular on POWER. The drama, now on its second season, centers on wealthy New York City nightclub owner who is also living a double life as a kingpin. Fumero is set to play Mike Sandoval, the new Chief of the Crime Division. He is repped by Global Artists Agency.
Rami Malek has been cast as the lead in MR. ROBOT, a drama that follows a young programmer who suffers from an antisocial disorder and can only connect to people by “hacking” them. Malek will play Eliott, the hacker who gets pulled into an anarchist group that launches cyber-attacks with the intent of starting a global revolution. Malek is repped by WME and Kyle Fritz Management.