The TV productions of Breed, The Frankenstein Chronicles, and Supergirl have made recent TV show casting, TV movie casting, and TV directing news. These shows and movies air on TNT, ITV, and CBS.
Melissa Benoist…has landed an even higher-profile leading role that could make her a household name overnight — she has been cast in the title role of CBS’ pilot Supergirl.
Based on the characters from DC Comics, the project, from Warner Bros. TV and studio-based Berlanti Prods., centers on Kara Zor-El (Benoist). Born on the planet Krypton, Kara Zor-El escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she’s been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin, Superman. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.
Written by Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler
Nadia Hilker (Spring) and Amber Clayton (St. Vincent) are set as the female leads in TNT’s drama pilot Breed from writer/novelist John Scott Shepherd, director Scott Winant (Fargo)
Hilker will play Ruby, a powerful assassin born of a long line of Eastern European hunters called Avelytes, whose life’s work is to stalk and kill the dangerous creatures that are secretly infiltrating the population. She becomes a volatile but intriguing partner to Detective Cooper Wells as they struggle to protect Tacoma from this unusual and horrific threat…Clayton plays Mandy, Cooper’s girlfriend who followed him from New York to Tacoma after he got fired from the FBI. Their intensely sexual, playful and happy relationship anchors Cooper’s life, but could become threatened by the dangerous creatures targeting them, and by the secrets she’s keeping.
The Frankenstein Chronicles (ITV)
ITV has set a large ensemble to join Sean Bean in six-part period crime drama The Frankenstein Chronicles…Bean plays Inspector John Marlott who is on a terrifying journey in pursuit of a chilling and diabolical foe.
Joining Bean are Anna Maxwell Martin (Philomena, The Bletchley Circle), Charlie Creed-Miles (Peaky Blinders), Ed Stoppard (The Musketeers), Elliot Cowan (Da Vinci’s Demons), Hugh O’Conor (Killing Bono), Joe Tucker (Bronson), Kate vanessa kirbyDickie (Game Of Thrones), Lalor Roddy (Hunger), Patrick Fitzsymons (Game Of Thrones) and Richie Campbell (Lewis). Robbie Gee (Young Dracula), Ryan Sampson (Doctor Who), Samuel West (Mr Selfridge), Shaun Mason (Cilla), Steve Wilson (Ripper Street), Steven Berkoff (Witches Of East End), Stuart Graham (The Fall), Tom Ward (Death Comes To Pemberley) and Vanessa Kirby (Everest) will also star.
The series hails from Emmy-nominated director and writer Benjamin Ross (RKO 281, The Young Poisoner’s Handbook) and writer Barry Langford (Torte Bluma).
Set in 1827 London, the drama begins when Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel recruits Marlott after a successful operation to apprehend a gang of opium smugglers. When Marlott makes the shocking discovery of a corpse that’s actually a crude assembly of body parts arranged in a grotesque parody of a human form, he is tasked by Peel with tracking the perpetrator. As he investigates, Marlott discovers that what he’s dealing with is more horrific than he could possibly have imagined.
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