Noah Munck has booked a recurring role on THE GOLDBERGS, the “retro” family comedy from Adam F. Goldberg set in the 1980s. He is set to play “Naked Rob,” an average guy who just likes to get naked. Munck is repped by Abrams Artists Agency and Untitled Entertainment.
Shea Whigham is joining MARVEL’S AGENT CARTER. The series stars Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, who, while working for the covert Strategic Scientific Reserve, must also balance doing administrative support and going on secret missions for Howard Stark. Whigham will play SSR Chief Roger Dooley, who oversees Agent Carter. He is repped by CAA and Principal Entertainment LA.
Tim Peper has landed the lead role in the new geopolitical drama WHITE CITY, which centers around Western diplomats and journalists living in Afghanistan. Peper will play Jon Liston, a war junkie who has spent the last ten years living in Kabul with a front-row seat to the carnage. He is repped by Paradigm and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
Mercedes Mason and Josh Pence will also co-star in WHITE CITY. She has been cast as Lizzie Ghaffari, the new deputy political counselor at the U.S. embassy in Kabul. Mason is repped by Gersh and Luber Roklin Entertainment. Pence will play Tommie Pierson, a reporter with the New York Times and ex-pat living in Kabul. He is repped by ICM and Anonymous Content.
Tyler James Williams has found a role on the upcoming fifth season of THE WALKING DEAD. The young actor joins previous new additions to the cast of the acclaimed zombie drama, including Danai Gurira, Chad Coleman, and Lawrence Gilliard Jr. Williams is repped by Osbrink Talent Agency and Seven Summits Pictures & Management.
Ben Whishaw has been cast in LONDON SPY, the thriller spy drama written by Tom Rob Smith. The five-part series is also a love story showing the romance between two gay men in London. Whishaw will play Danny, who falls in love with Alex, but when Alex disappear, Danny is ill-prepared to track him down. Whishaw is repped by CAA and Hamilton Hodell.
Nick Frost will be guest starring on the upcoming DOCTOR WHO Christmas special. Nathan McMullen and Michael Troughton, who who played the second Doctor in the 1960s, will also guest star. Frost is repped by UTA and Think Tank Management, McMullen is repped by The Artists Partnership, and Troughton is repped by Shane Collins Associates.
“SNL” alum Molly Shannon will guest star on THE MILLERS, the comedy about a divorced reporter who, looking forward to the single life, finds that his parents’ marital problems derail his plans. Shannon will play Miss Pam, the nemesis of Margo Martindale’s character, Carol Miller. She is repped by UTA and Framework Entertainment.
Barry Pepper has signed on to star in and executive produce TRAIL OF BLOOD. The drama series from Endemol Studios and Christina Wayne centers on a frontier preacher whose only child is abducted by the Harpe brothers, the first documented serial killers in the U.S. Pepper is repped by The Kohner Agency.
Michelle Yeoh has been tapped for a role on STRIKE BACK, the drama about “Section 20,” a secretive unit of British military intelligence. A team of special operations personnel conduct several high risk missions throughout the globe. Yeoh is repped by Resolution and Gotham Group. Will Yun Lee also joins the series. He is repped by APA and Zero Gravity Management.
James Caan, Kevin Dillon, and Sam Huntington will star in the Jeremy Renner-executive produced TV movie THE THROWAWAYS. The cyber thriller centers on a notorious hacker who is captured by the CIA and is given the option of spending the rest of her life in prison or work for the CIA. Caan is repped by CAA, Dillon is with ICM and Gallant Management, and Huntington is repped by UTA and Generate.
Jessika Van and Sam Littlefield have signed on to THE MESSENGERS. The sci-fi drama from writer/co-exec producer Eoghan O’Donnell that follows the aftermath of a mysterious object crashes down to earth, resulting in the deaths of a group of seemingly unconnected strangers from the energy pulse, but who then awaken to learn that they have been deemed responsible for preventing the impending Apocalypse. Van will play Koa Lin, a grifter from the gritty back alleys of Hong Kong. She is repped by CESD, Visionary Entertainment, and East West Artists. Littlefield will play Leland Schiller, a brilliant computer genius turned anarchist hacker. He is repped by Bold Management & Production.
Sam Elliott and Garret Dillahunt have been cast in recurring roles on JUSTIFIED, FX’s drama about an old-school U.S. Marshal who gets reassigned from Miami to his childhood home in the poor, rural coal-mining towns in Eastern Kentucky. Elliott is set to play Markham, a legendary Kentucky gangster who returns from exile with a private army and bags of cash. Dillahunt has been cast as Walker, a Special Ops veteran who spent 10 years deployed in combat zones, first as a soldier and most recently as a private contractor. Elliott is repped by Gersh and Berwick & Kovacik. Dillahunt is repped by UTA and D2 Management.
Daren Kagasoff has signed on to recur on RED BAND SOCIETY. The drama looks at the lives of a group of teenagers living in a hospital long-term. Kagasoff will play a sarcastic, intellectual bad boy named Hunter admitted to the hospital with a life-threatening illness. He is repped by Gersh and John Carrabino Management.
Musical legend Gladys Knight is joining EMPIRE. She will play herself a role in a possibly recurring role. The drama stars Terrence Howard as a savvy music superstar who is about to take his company, Empire Entertainment, public. Knight is repped by CAA and Shakeji.
Daniel Sauli has been cast in SHOW ME A HERO, the new miniseries based on the book by Lisa Belkin about Nick Wasicsko, the youngest big-city mayor in the nation. Sauli is set to play Terry Zaleski, a state legislator elected mayor of Yonkers after Wasicsko leaves office. Sauli is repped by CESD.
Jessie Ennis has been tapped for a recurring role in the fourth season of VEEP, HBO’s comedy starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus as the Vice President of the US who finds out that the job isn’t exactly what she’d thought it was going to be. Ennis is repped by UTA and Underground.
Adam Campbell has joined UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT, a comedy from Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. He will star in a recurring guest arc opposite Ellie Kemper, who plays the lead. Campbell is repped by ICM and Framework Entertainment.
Alanna Saunders has signed on to play Tiger Lily in PETER PAN LIVE!, the network’s live staging of J.M. Barrie’s beloved novel. Christopher Walken is already cast as Captain Hook and Allison Williams has claimed the title role.
Taylor Louderman has also been cast in PETER PAN LIVE! She will play Wendy Darling in the live production opposite Jake Lucas and Christopher Walken. She is repped by Kazarian, Measures, Ruskin & Associates and Schachter/Brown.
Eva Longoria is being courted to join TELENOVELA, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of a telenovela show. The project, from Universal TV, will get a 13-episode order if she commits to star in the series and a pilot order if she doesn’t. Longoria is repped by CAA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
Jacki Weaver has been tapped for BLUNT TALK. The comedy series comes from Seth MacFarlane and Jonathan Ames and follows around Walter Blunt, an infrequently sober but legendary British import intent on conquering the world of American cable news. Weaver will play Rosalie Winter, Blunt’s straight-talking, tough and motherthly producer/manager who helps guide him along. She is repped by ICM and Elevate Entertainment.
Riley Keough will play the lead in Steven Soderbergh’s THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE. The 13-part anthology series is based on Soderbergh’s 2009 film and explores the relationships of the most exclusive courtesans who provide their clients with far more than just sex. She is repped by WME and LBI Entertainment