Makenzie Leigh has been tapped for a role in MOZART IN THE JUNGLE. The “Unforgettable” actress will star as Addison, an aspiring ballet dancer who causes a rift in and a potential threat to the lead character’s relationship. Leigh is repped by Innovative Artists and Brookside Artist Management.
Geoffrey Blake has landed a recurring role in THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE, the drama set in alternative reality in which Nazi Germany and Japan won World War II and now occupy the United States, with the East Coast controlled by the Nazis and the West Coast owned by Japan. Blake will play a mechanic who supplies doses of a drug to his truckers to keep them on the road. He is repped by Levine Management.
Joel de la Fuente has been cast as a regular and Michael Rispoli as a recurring role in the pilot, THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE. Based on the novel, the series explores an alternate 1962 where Japan and Nazi Germany won World War II. De la Fuente, of “Hemlock Grove” fame, will portray Inspector Kido while “Kick-Ass” actor Rispoli will play the character of Don Warren. De la Fuente is repped by Gotham/Principal and Cornerstone. Rispoli is repped by Gersh and Gotham/Principal.
Sarah Clarke is joining the cast of BOSCH, a procedural about a veteran police homicide detective (Titus Welliver) with the Los Angeles Police Department. Clarke will play Bosch’s ex-wife, a former FBI profiler who’s now re-married and working in Vegas as a professional poker player. She is repped by Gersh and Levine Management.
Christina Ferraro has also booked a recurring role on BOSCH. She is set to play Mary Andrada, a coroner’s investigator who assists Bosch on various crime scenes. She is repped by Ellis Talent Group and McGowan Management.
Ellen Woglom has been tapped for a supporting role in the geopolitical drama series, WHITE CITY. Woglom will star as Claire Summers, a U.S. press attache at the Embassy, who serves as a good friend to the lead character, played by Tim Peper. The “Californication” actress is repped by Paradigm and Sanders Armstrong Caserta Management.
Martin Freeman and Anthony LaPaglia will join the television film THE EICHMANN SHOW. The drama concerns the true story of the “first ever global TV event,” the trial of Adolf Eichmann, who served as one of the key architects of the Holocaust. “Sherlock” star Freeman will portray producer Milton Fruchtman, while “Without a Trace” actor LaPaglia stars as director Leo Hurwitz. Freeman is repped by CAM and UTA. LaPaglia is repped by CAM and ICM Partners.
Parker Posey is joining the 60s Cold War drama GRANITE FLATS in an eight-episode guest-staring run. She’ll play a character named Alice White, the aunt of main character, who has just gotten out of prison after serving time for murder. She is repped by CAA and Untitled Entertainment.
George Newbern is also joining GRANITE FLATS for an eight-episode arc. He is set to play Scottie Andrews, a civil-liberties attorney from New York. He is repped by TalentWorks and Leslie Allan-Rice Management
Yvette Nicole Brown has been promoted to series regular status on THE ODD COUPLE. The “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters” actress plays the role of Matthew Perry’s assistant and was previously only listed as a recurring role. The former “Community” star will now be featured on the reboot of the ’70s sitcom as a series regular. The news comes after Brown’s voluntary dismissal from “Community” to care for her ailing father. Brown is repped by Innovative Artists and Rogers & Cowan.
Joanne Froggatt, Lesley Nicol, Matt Milne, Nigel Harman and Robert Bathurst will be heard, lending their voices to toy characters for DOC MCSTUFFINS. The “Downtown Abbey” stars will guest star in the extended episode, “Let the Nightingale Sing.” Froggatt (repped by UTA) will voice a young Florence Nightingale, who realizes her dream of becoming a nurse due to the help of her talking playthings. Nicol (BRS / Gage Talent Agency) will voice a porcelain doll named Pip, Milne (United Agents) will be Bernard, a teddy bear, while Harman (United Agents) is a tin rooster named Doodle Do and Bathurst is Admiral Fiddlesticks (A.R.G.), a toy admiral.
Makenzie Leigh will join the comic book-inspired series GOTHAM. In this Batman prequel series, “The Good Wife” actress will play the role of Liza, described as a wild child. Leigh is repped by Innovative Artists and Brookside Artist Management.
Alexandra Krosney will star in SELF PROMOTION, a dark comedy pilot directed by Zach Braff. The project centers on an overworked assistant who discovers that her horrible boss is missing and she becomes the prime suspect. Nichole Bloom also joins the project. Krosney is repped by Underground and APA.
Kelsey Grammer and Stephen Moyer have been tapped to star in the TV movie, KILLING JESUS. The adaption of the bestselling novel by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard, chronicles the life of Jesus Christ during the time of immense political and social dissension in the Roman Empire that ultimately had a hand in his death. Grammer will play the Roman King of Judea, an ambitious and unrelenting tyrant that attempted to murder Jesus at birth. “True Blood” star Moyer will portray the infamous Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor who ordered Jesus to be crucified. Grammer is repped by UTA and Category 5 Entertainment while Moyer is repped by WME and United Agents.
Thandie Newton and Melissa George have joined the eight-episode mini-series THE SLAP. The series centers around the fallout that occurs when a man slaps another couple’s disobedient child at a party. Newton will play Aisha, wife to Peter Sarsgaard’s character, a stressed but philosophical woman. George, who starred in the original Australian version of the series, will play Rosie, a hippie wife and mother who coddles her young son. Newton is repped by WME, U.K.’s Independent Talent and Untitled. George is repped by WME, U.K.’s Independent Talent and 3 Arts.
Makenzie Leigh lands a role on the eight-episode mini-series THE SLAP. Leigh will play Connie, a young babysitter that begins an intimate relationship with Peter Sarsgaard’s character, unleashing a string on consequences. Leigh is repped by Innovative Artists and Brookside Artist Management.
Thomas Sadoski as also been cast in the eight-episode mini-series THE SLAP. He will play Gary, the hippie-husband to Rosie (Melissa George) and father to Hugo. He is repped by UTA and Industry Entertainment.
Brian Letscher has been recruited to join GRIMM. The frequent “Scandal” actor has been booked for a recurring role on the fourth season of the series. Letscher will play a mysterious villain with sinister agendas and the dangerous ability to remove the memories of others, which he sells to dark entities. Letscher is repped by Global Artists Agency and Anonymous Content.
Ana De La Reguera has landed a role in NARCOS, the true-life story of the growth and spread of cocaine drug cartels across the globe and attendant efforts of law enforcement to meet them head on in brutal, bloody conflict. De La Reguera will play Elisa, a woman with secret ties to guerilla extremists. She is repped by ICM and ROAR.
Justice Leak has been cast opposite Eddie Izzard and Sharlto Copley on POWERS. The series follows two homicide detectives tasked with keeping order in a world where half the people have superhuman abilities that lead to mayhem and murder. Leak will play Kutter, a rude but charming detective. He is repped by People Store and Velocity Entertainment.
Dolly Wells has been tapped to join the cast of the comedy series BLUNT TALK. The series centers around Walter, a legendary, but troublesome, british drunkard intent on conquering the world of American cable news. Wells will portray the character of Sarah, the head producer and writer of Walter’s show. The “Pride And Prejudice And Zombies” actress is repped by Anonymous Content and Independent Talent in the UK.
Ed Begley Jr. and Stephanie Hunt have joined the cast of YOUR FAMILY OR MINE as series regulars and Collette Wolfe has joined for a recurring role. The comedy focuses on a young couple (Kelly and Oliver) and the alternating sides of their families. Begley Jr. will play Kelly’s father Gil, a psychology professor with a ponytail, who thinks Oliver is repressed. Hunt and Wolfe will play Kelly’s sisters Dani and Shawni, respectively. Dani is the family’s baby wild-child, who gets away with everything, while Shawni is an offbeat mother who refuses to say “no” to her overactive children. Begley Jr. is repped by Innovative Artists and Industry Entertainment. Hunt is repped by Collier Talent Agency and Innovative Artists, while Wolfe is repped by Gersh and Anonymous Content.
Brian Dennehy is joining PUBLIC MORALS, a drama from Amblin TV set in 1967 in New York City’s Public Morals Division, where cops walk the line between morality and criminality as the temptations that comes from dealing with all kinds of vice can get the better of them. Dennehy will a mobster named Joseph “Big Red” Patton who controls the west side of Manhattan. He is repped by ICM.
Sarah Wayne Callies set to star as the as female lead opposite Josh Holloway in COLONY. The family drama/thriller focuses on life in LA after a mysterious “occupation” of other life forms. “Lost” star Holloway will play an FBI agent tasked with shutting down a growing resistance movement while “The Walking Dead” actress will portray his wife and mother of three, who fights daily to protect her family in an increasingly dangerous world. Callies is repped by More/Medavoy and Sloane Weber.
Troian Bellisario will guest star on an upcoming episode of SUITS. The dramedy follows a brilliant college-dropout who finds himself a job working with one of New York City’s best lawyers. She will play Claire, an idealistic law student and volunteer at a social services law clinic. She is repped by Gersh and Management 360.
Musician Debbie Gibson will star as the lead alongside co-star Gloria Reuben in the upcoming TV movie THE MUSIC IN ME. The “Shake Your Love” singer will star as Jessica, a woman who gave up her dreams of being a singer to take over her parent’s hardware store, who soon rekindles her love of music when she must ready a choir of underdogs to perform at a Church concert. Gibson will also write and record a song for the film. “ER” star Reuben will portray the Church Deaconess who recruits Gibson’s character. Gibson is repped by David Shapira & Associates and Artist Group International. Reuben is repped by APA and Great North Artists Management.
Andrew Santino, Malin Akerman, and Tom Arnold will all lead the eight episode comedy SIN CITY SAINTS. The limited series centers on Santino’s Jake Tullus, the Saints’ unpredictable owner who made his fortune online. Akerman has been cast as an Ivy league educated lawyer who is the special assistant to the league commissioner, while Arnold will play a private casino host who knows all the city’s secrets. B.K. Cannon, Justin Chon, Keith Powers, Rick Fox, and Baron Davis also join the cast. Santino is repped by CAA and Underground. Akerman is repped by WME and Sanders Armstrong Caserta Management. Arnold is with Untitled Entertainment.
Bess Rous has joined the cast of Paul Feig’s comedy series OTHER SPACE. The series is set in the 22nd century where the Universal Mapping Project has been created to keep track of the known universe and a space ship with newbies travelling further into space than ever before. Rous will play Karen, the sister of the captain of the ship. She is repped by Greene & Associates and The Coronel Group.