PILOT, TV & SERIES CASTING (12.05.14)
Joshua Leonard has joined the cast of BATES MOTEL for its upcoming third season. The series centers around a young Norman Bates and his mother. He’ll play James Finnigan, a handsome community college psych professor who’s taken by Norman’s mother. Leonard is repped by Silver Lining Entertainment.
Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam Carey have been cast in the pilot for the UNTITLED WALKING DEAD SPIN-OFF SERIES aka COBALT. The series takes place in the same universe as The Walking Dead, but in a different location with a new cast. It centers around a newly divorced male teacher and a female guidance counselor. Dillane will play the guidance counselor’s drug-afflicted son. Carey will portray the woman’s ambitious daughter. Dillane is repped by WME. Carey is repped by UTA, Management 360 and Lisa Mann Creative Management.
Cliff Curtis has landed the male lead role in the pilot for the UNTITLED WALKING DEAD SPIN-OFF SERIES aka COBALT. Curtis plays a divorced teacher and good man, who tries to do what is right. He is repped by Robert Bruce Agency and JR Talent Group.
Steven Weber has been cast as former president Thomas Jefferson on SLEEPY HOLLOW. The series frequently involves flashbacks to the founding father’s dealings with the supernatural and the end of days. Weber is repped by UTA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
Helena Bonham Carter and Rebecca Hall are set to co-star in Steve McQueen’s drama pilot CODES OF CONDUCT. The series centers around a young black man’s experience entering New York high society. Hall is repped by Julian Belfrage Associates and WME. Carter is repped by WME and The Schiff Company.
Bradley James has landed the lead role in DAMIEN. The series is a reboot/continuation of The Omen series. James will play the adult version of the famous child of satan, who must come to terms with his destiny. James is repped by UTA.
Brandon T. Jackson has been set to co-star opposite Craig Robinson on MR. ROBINSON. The series centers around the leader of a rock band that becomes a high school music teacher. The Tropic Thunder star will play Craig’s younger brother Ben, a guitarist in his band and an optimist. Jackson is repped by CAA.
Imogen Poots and Luke Wilson are in early deals to star in the pilot ROADIES. The series follows a group of roadies that tour with a successful rock band, ad all the drama that occurs in that world. Poots is repped by CAA and Independent Talent Group. Wilson is repped by CAA.
Jason Ralph and Sosie Bacon have landed the male and female leads in THE MAGICIANS drama pilot. The series follows two 20-somethings who, while studying magic in NYC, discover that the magical world they read about as children is real and may pose a grave danger to humanity. Ralph will play Quentin Coldwater, a brilliant and withdrawn young man who has always been a massive admirer of a series of books set in the magical land of Fillory, who discovers that magic is real and that he may wield it. Bacon plays Alice, a young woman of magical abilities and intelligence that was raised in a magical, yet neglectful family. Ralph is repped by Gersh and Authentic. Bacon is repped by The Kohner Agency and Impression Entertainment.
Manu Bennett is return to ARROW for one episode during season three. He memorably portrayed the super-strong psychopathic assassin known as Deathstroke in both seasons prior, and will play the character again. Bennett is repped by Don Buchwald & Associates and Johnson and Laird Management.
Natalie Zea will star opposite Jason Jones in the comedy pilot UNTITLED VACATION COMEDY. The series, which follows a family that encounters numerous setbacks and potential disasters on an imprint road trip to Key West, is based off of married writers Jones and Samantha Bee’s own experiences. Zea is repped by UTA