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TV Casting: BATES MOTEL, THE FLASH, Vinnie Jones in ARROW

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Bates Motel, The Flash, Arrow, and other TV productions have made recent TV show casting, TV movie casting, and TV directing news. These shows and movies air on A&E and The CW.

He Never Died mini-series

Henry Rollins is attached to star in a miniseries spinoff of the recently completed indie horror-comedy feature “He Never Died.”

The TV project will see Rollins sink his teeth deeper into the role of Jack, the immortal, bloodthirsty outcast at the center of the feature

“He Never Died” writer-director Jason Krawczyk, producer Zach Hagen of Alternate Ending Studio and producers David Miller and Adrienne Stern are also attached to the series.

Arrow (The CW)

“Arrow” has cast British actor Vinnie Jones as comicbook villain Danny “Brick” Brickwell in season three

In DC Comics canon, “Brick” is a Green Arrow villain with thick, invulnerable skin. In “Arrow,” Danny Brickwell is a ruthless gang leader who brings Star City’s government to its knees. He’s known as “Brick” on the streets because he’s been shot dozens of times but never put down. Jones will appear in episodes 10, 11 and 12 of “Arrow’s” current third season.

The Slap (NBC)

Lucas Hedges (Kill The Messenger) has signed on as a regular and Penn Badgley (Gossip Girl) is set as a recurring in the 8-episode miniseries

Hedges…will play Ritchie, Connie’s (Makenzie Leigh) good friend who accompanies her to Hector’s birthday party. He is given the task of monitoring the kids’ baseball game, apologizing profusely when all hell breaks loose. Badgley will play Jamie, Anouk’s (Parker) 25-year-old boyfriend.

Full Circle (DirecTV)

Terry O’Quinn (Lost), Stacy Keach (Nebraska), Chris Bauer (True Blood), Rita Wilson (Girls, The Good Wife), Brittany Snow (Pitch Perfect), Patrick Fugit (Gone Girl), David Koechner (Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues), Calista Flockhart (Brothers And Sisters), Eric McCormack (Perception) and Kate Burton (Scandal) are set for the second season of DirecTV’s drama series Full Circle. From screenwriter/playwright Neil LaBute

The new season centers on Jimmy Parerra (O’Quinn), a Chicago cop who, 18 years ago, inspired by Frank Serpico’s similar act in NYC, blew the whistle on police corruption in Chicago, which resulted in sending his own father-in-law, Bud O’Rourke (Keach), the Chief of Detectives, to federal prison for life.

Bauer will play Jimmy’s ex-partner, Richie. Wilson is Jimmy’s ex-wife and Bud’s daughter, Shelly; Snow is Jimmy’s daughter, Katie; Fugit is Jimmy’s son, Paulie; Koechner is Paulie’s cop partner, Phil. Flockhart will play Ellen, the new face of the mob; McCormack is FBI agent Ken; and Burton is Ken’s boss, Vera.

Season two of Full Circle will be written by Keith Huff (Mad Men, House of Cards and ABC’s upcoming John Ridley drama American Crime). His play, A Steady Rain, starring Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig, recently debuted on Broadway. Full Circle is executive produced and directed by Nick Hamm

The Flash (The CW)

Roger Howarth (General Hospital) has landed a recurring role on CW’s superhero series The Flash…Howarth…will play Mason Bridge, an award-winning reporter from the Central City Picture News. He’s assigned to shepherd new employee Iris West (Candice Patton), but their relationship becomes complicated when Bridge begins to investigate Barry’s mentor, Dr. Wells (Tom Cavanagh).

Bates Motel (A&E)

Ryan Hurst (Sons Of Anarchy) has joined the cast of A&E’s Bates Motel as a recurring guest star. He’ll play Chick Hogan, who owns a motorbike shop in town, but gets his money running an illegal firearms business from his property near Dylan’s new farm. He’s set for a six-episode arc.

NBC Comedy

[Will Packer], in his first year developing for the small screen, has sold his fourth project. NBC has handed out a script commitment to an untitled female buddy-cop project from Packer and Gossip Girl alum Amanda Lasher

The dramedy is described as a “light” female buddy show about two LAPD homicide detectives whose personal lives are messier than any crime scene.

Lasher will pen the script

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Source: Deadline, Variety

 

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