Cat’s Cradle (FX)
Noah Hawley will develop an adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s “Cat’s Cradle” as a limited series for FX
The 1963 novel satirizes the Cold War arms race and plays on societal anxiety over military annihilation and increased militarization in the world.
The Vonnegut adaptation also hails from IM Global under its newly established television arm.
The Americans (FX)
Boris Krutonog has booked a return to FX’s “The Americans”
Krutonog plays Igor Pavlovich Burov on the Russian spy drama…The character is Russia’s powerful Minister of Railways, and he’s also the father of Oleg Burov (Costa Ronin).
Krutonog will appear in multiple episodes on the show’s fourth season.
Tia Mowry-Hardrict has been tapped for a major recurring role on Fox’s freshman drama Rosewood…Mowry will play Cassie, a previously homeless teenage lesbian who has worked her way up to owning her own restaurant through drive and hard work. She is also Pippy’s (Gabrielle Dennis) childhood friend from a troubling and mysterious time in her past.
Still The King (CMT)
Madison Iseman and Travis Nicholson co-star and Lacey Chabert, Leslie David Baker, Kevin Farley and Jon Sewell will recur on the series starring Billy Ray Cyrus and Joey Lauren Adams.
Cyrus stars as Vernon Brownmule, aka “Burnin’ Vernon,” a scandal-ridden, washed-up, one-hit wonder who was kicked out of country music, only to emerge 20 years later as the second-best Elvis impersonator around. After crashing into an old country church sign during a drunken bender, he is arrested and sentenced to return and serve as the church’s handyman as part of his parole. Along the way he pretends to be the congregation’s new minister and re-connects with Debbie (Adams), a former one-night stand, when he learns he has a 15-year-old daughter he’s never met.
Iseman…will play the daughter, Charlotte, who’s smart, sarcastic, witty and reluctant to let her absentee father into her life. Nicholson is Walt, whose dad played with Vernon during his heyday and who agrees to help him con the congregation. Chabert plays Laura Beth, the head of the church boosters who considers it her personal responsibility to guide the congregation’s new preacher. Baker is Curtis, the church’s blind caretaker. Farley is set as Mitch Doily, Vernon’s parole officer and biggest fan, and Sewell plays Ronnie, Debbie’s live-in boyfriend whose one dream in life is to own a boat.
Cary Elwes (The Art Of More) and Mary Birdsong (The Descendants) have been cast in recurring roles in HBO’s comedy pilot Max, written by Murray Miller and directed by Girls creator Lena Dunham.
Elwes plays Ken Reece, the editor of the magazine where [Maxine Woodruff (Zoe Kazan)] works. Birdsong plays Sue, Max’s sole fellow female writer at the magazine.
CBS’ rookie drama has tapped…Blake Jenner to join the cast as a potential new love interest for [Melissa Benoist’s] character, Kara
Jenner will portray Adam Foster, a handsome stranger from Cat Grant’s (Calista Flockhart) past whose arrival in National City tests Kara and Cat’s relationship like never before. At the same time, Adam and Kara form a very unexpected connection.
Jenner is set to appear in multiple Supergirl episodes, the first of which is slated to air in early 2016.
[Charles Halford has been cast as Jemm.]
Jemm, Son of Saturn, is a superhero in DC Comics and a Martian Manhunter ally. He possesses super-strength, flight, telepathy and psychokinetic blasts. He was created in 1984 by Greg Potter and Gene Colan. The gemstone embedded in his forehead allows him to sense the emotions of others. He can also use it to manipulate people’s emotions.
The episode was directed by Larry Teng and written by Yahlin Chang and Ted Sullivan.
Jemm will appear in the December 7th episode of Supergirl
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