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Film & TV Casting: THE HATE U GIVE, THE GIFTED, J.J. Abrams To Direct STAR WARS: EPISODE IX

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The Hate U Give, The Gifted, Star Wars: Episode IX, And Other Film And TV Casting News

The Hate U Give, The GiftedStar Wars: Episode IX, and other films and TV shows have made recent casting news.

These productions come from studios based primarily in the United States. The castings are subject to change.

Star Wars: Episode IX

J.J. Abrams has been selected by Lucasfilm to serve as the director of Star Wars: Episode IX. Abrams’ involvement comes in the wake of not only Colin Trevorrow’s dismissal from the project but The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson’s statement that he would likely not work on it as well. Abrams, of course, directed The Force Awakens.

The Gifted

Garret Dillahunt is set to play a regular role in Fox’s The Gifted. He will play the character of Roderick Campbell, who is described as a mutant researched in the service of the Sentinels. Dillahunt joins a cast that includes the likes of Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Percy Hynes-White, Sean Teale, Blair Redford, and Jamie Chung. The series is set to premiere on October 2nd.

The Hate U Give

Anthony Mackie and Kian Lawley have both joined the cast of The Hate U Give.

Night School

Mary Lynn Rajskub has signed onto the planned comedy Night School.

Grey’s Anatomy

Jason George will appear in the proposed Grey’s Anatomy spin-off series.

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Reggie Peralta

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