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TV Casting: ASCENSION, HBO R&R Pilot, Elden Henson in DAREDEVIL

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Ascension, HBO Rock n’ Roll pilot, and Daredevil television productions have all made recent TV show and TV movie casting news. These shows and movies air on HBO, Netflix, and SyFy.

HBO‘s untitled rock n’ roll pilot

PJ Byrne (The Wolf Of Wall Street) has joined the burgeoning cast of HBO‘s untitled rock n’ roll pilot from director Martin Scorsese.

Joe Caniano, Andrew “Dice” Clay, Ato Essandoh, Robert Funaro, James Jagger, Birgitte Sorenson, and J.C. Mackenzie have been added to the cast

The untitled drama is set in 1970s New York and explores the drug- and sex-fueled music business as punk and disco were breaking out, all through the eyes of record executive Richie Finestra (Bobby Cannavale), who is trying to resurrect his label and find the next new sound. Ray Romano will play Richie’s close confidant and right-hand man Zak Yankovich, the tough and sharp-witted head of promotions at American Century, with years of experience dating back to the shady, mob-infested days of the recording industry.

Newly added to the cast, Caniano is Leo, Richie’s longtime chauffeur and confidant; Clay is cast as Frank “Buck” Rogers, the obnoxious, cocaine-fueled owner of a chain of radio stations; Essandoh portrays Lester Grimes, a former singer and ex-colleague of Finestra; Funaro is Tony Del Greco, chief enforcer for a New York mob boss; the younger Jagger is Kip Stevens, lead singer of Nasty Bits, a early punk rock band. Sorenson plays Ingrid, a Danish actress favored by Andy Warhol and close friend of Finestra’s wife, Devon; Mackenzie plays Skip Fontaine, head of sales for American Century Records. Deadline reported Monday that PJ Byrne also had been added to the cast; he will play Scott Leavitt, the head of legal for American Century Records.)

In addition to Cannavale and Romano, the cast also includes Olivia Wilde plays his wife, Devon Finestra — a former actress/model who lived a Bohemian life in 1960s New York. Juno Temple is Jamie Vine, is an ambitious assistant in the A&R Department of the label. Max Casella is Julian “Julie” Silver, the head of A&R of American Century; Jack Quaid is Clark Morelle, a young A&R executive at the label.

Ascension (Syfy)

PJ Boudousque (Pretty Little Liars) has joined the project…Boudousque…co-stars as one of the starship’s maintenance workers.

[Andrea] Roth will play Juliet Bryce, the head doctor on the Ascension. Her relationship with her daughter Nora (Jacqueline Byers) has been difficult and strained for a while and the murder on board the ship has made it worse.

Daredevil (Netflix)

Marvel and Netflix are proud to announce that acclaimed actor Elden Henson has joined “Marvel’s Daredevil,” an all-new 13-episode series premiering on Netflix in 2015.

With a diverse body of acclaimed work, including the “Hunger Games” and “Mighty Ducks” franchises, Elden Henson will play Foggy Nelson, Matt Murdock’s best friend and legal partner. In a town full of crime and corruption, Foggy’s friendship to the community and passion for improving it have made him a friend to its many residents from all walks of life.

Elden Henson to play Foggy Nelson on Marvel’s Daredevil (photo by Getty Images)
ELDEN HENSON TO PLAY FOGGY NELSON

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Henson joins Charlie Cox (previously announced as Matt Murdock), Vincent D’Onofrio (previously announced as Wilson Fisk) and Rosario Dawson in the critically-lauded cast of “Marvel’s Daredevil.”

“Elden plays one of the most important characters in the world of ‘Marvel’s Daredevil,’ and we’re thrilled to see Foggy Nelson brought to life by such an incredibly talented actor,” said Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television. “He perfectly captures the heart and soul of this series, bringing an added resonance to Matt Murdock’s fight against the injustice in their great city.

“Marvel’s Daredevil” follows the journey of Matt Murdock, who was blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, now fighting against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the super hero Daredevil in modern day Hell’s Kitchen, New York City.

Marvel’s first original series on Netflix is Executive Produced by series Showrunner Steven S. DeKnight (“Spartacus”, “Buffy: The Vampire Slayer”, “Angel”) and Drew Goddard (“Cabin in the Woods,” “Lost,” “Buffy The Vampire Slayer”, in addition to writing the first two episodes of Daredevil), along with Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Smallville,” “Heroes”).

“Marvel’s Daredevil” is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.

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Source: TVLine, Marvel, Deadline

 

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