The Clan Of The Cave Bear, Badlands, Gotham, and other TV productions have made recent TV show casting, TV movie casting, and TV directing news. These shows and movies air on Lifetime, AMC, and Fox.
Kyle Dean Massey has joined the cast of ABC’s country music drama Nashville in a recurring role. He plays Kevin Bicks, one of the most successful singer-songwriters in Nashville who also happens to be openly gay.
Queen Of The South (USA)
Joaquim de Almeida has landed a recurring role on USA Network’s drama pilot Queen Of The South…Queen Of The South centers on Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga), who’s forced to go on the run when her drug-dealing boyfriend is unexpectedly murdered in Mexico. De Almeida…will play Don Epifanio Vargas, a handsome, privileged and successful Mexican politician who was a father figure to Teresa’s boyfriend, Guero, who welcomed her into his family like a daughter. But he also is very dangerous, with a cool demeanor that masks a volatile, violent man who cannot be trusted.
Fox (Pilots – Drama and Comedy)
Fox has ordered [a] untitled single-camera comedy starring John Stamos, from former The Office head writer Danny Chun and Galavant creator Dan Fogelman
Written by Chun, the untitled comedy has…Stamos playing a version of himself: a charismatic longtime bachelor whose life is upended when he discovers he’s a father — and a grandfather.
Shaq Inq. (TruTV)
TruTV continues its push into original scripted programming with a pilot order to Shaq Inq. (working title), a workplace comedy truTV-Logoloosely based on the business empire of Shaquille O’Neal. The former NBA star-turned-business mogul and occasional actor will topline and executive produce the project from …the pilot, which was written by feature writer-director Jeremy Garelick (The Wedding Ringer, The Break-Up). John Fortenberry (Galavant, Instant Mom) will direct.
the scripted comedy follows O’Neal and the team who runs his businesses. The offbeat, yet capable, group juggles the mayhem of managing Shaq’s existing products and endorsements while implementing his latest batch of eccentric and oftentimes brilliant business ideas. While they’re all working towards the same goal, each employee is constantly jockeying for the power and recognition to make the big guy proud.
Richard Shepard will direct Rosewood, a close-ended procedural written/executive produced by Todd Harthan (Psych). It centers on the brilliant Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr., the top private pathologist in Miami. As owner of one of the most sophisticated, state-of-the-art independent labs in the country, he finds the secrets in bodies that others usually miss. Despite being constantly surrounded by death, Rosewood is obsessed with life and savors every moment.
CBS has found an actor to play the lead in Taxi-22, its single-camera comedy project that had been shepherded by the late James Gandolfini.
Taxi-22 centers on a politically incorrect NYC cab driver (John Leguizamo).
Written/executive produced by Tad Quill
The Clan Of The Cave Bear (Lifetime)
Millie Brady (Pride And Prejudice And Zombies) has been cast as the lead in Lifetime’s drama pilot The Clan Of The Cave Bear
Written by Maleficent scribe Linda Woolverton…The Clan Of The Cave Bear…takes place at a time in prehistory more than 25,000 years ago when Neanderthals shared the planet with the first early modern humans and a band of cave dwellers adopts blond and blue-eyed Ayla (Brady), a child of the “Others.” As Ayla matures into a young woman of spirit and courage, she must fight for survival against the jealous bigotry of Broud, who one day will be clan leader.
Colm Feore (The Borgias) has been cast to play Dr. Francis Dulmacher, also known as The Dollmaker, in the Batman prequel series. The Dollmaker was first referenced in the second episode of the freshman Fox drama by Selina Kyle (?Camren Bicondova) as being the figure behind the mass kidnappings of Gotham’s street children. With a zealotry bordering on madness, and aided by his genius-level intellect and vast medical expertise, Dr. Dulmacher pursues his demented researches, even as the bloody costs of his actions grow ever greater.
Supernatural (The CW)
[Madeleine Arthur]…will play the teenage version of a woman named Tina, who finds herself trapped in an very dangerous situation with a now 14-year-old Dean Winchester (guest star Dylan Everett) in the Feb. 3 episode of the cult hit’s 10th season.
Titled “About a Boy,” the episode sees Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) investigating a case in which people are disappearing into thin air with only their clothes left behind. The Winchesters suspect fairies or angels, but the truth turns out to be much more shocking — Hansel (guest star Mark Acheson), from Hansel and Gretel lore, is kidnapping people and turning them into their younger selves to placate the evil witch (“Downton Abbey’s” Lesley Nicol). Unfortunately, Dean finds this information out the hard way after he becomes Hansel’s next victim and reverts to his 14-year-old self.
The episode was written by Adam Glass and helmed by “Supernatural” director of photography Serge Ladouceur in his third stint in the director’s chair for the show.
Jessica Jones (Netflix)
David Tennant has been cast as the villainous Kilgrave on A.K.A. Jessica Jones, Marvel’s second 13-episode series
An enigmatic figure from Jessica’s past, Kilgrave’s reappearance will send shockwaves through the former super hero’s world.
Orla Brady (Wallander) has landed a lead role in AMC’s direct-to-series martial arts drama Badlands…Brady…will play Lydia, Quinn’s first wife, the Baroness who runs her domain with an iron grip.
Christina Jackson (Boardwalk Empire) has been cast in WGN America’s drama series Outsiders, a tale of struggle for power and control in the hills of Appalachia, from playwright Peter Mattei…It tells the story of the Farrell clan, a family of outsiders who’ve been in these parts since before anyone can remember. Living off the grid and above the law on their mountaintop homestead, they’ll protect their world and defend their way of life using any means necessary. Jackson will play Sally-Ann, whose fascination with the Farrell clan and Hail (Kyle Gallner) will have powerful consequences.
Hap and Leonard (SundanceTV)
E.L. “Evan” Katz…has joined Jim Mickle and Nick Damici (Cold In July) as writer and producer on SundanceTV’s original scripted series Hap and Leonard.
Premiering in 2016, the series is adapted from author Joe Lansdale’s Southern noir books about an unlikely pair of best friends and martial arts experts who try to stay on the right side of the law in 1980s East Texas.
Scream Queens (Fox)
Nick Jonas has booked a recurring role on the Fox series from Glee and American Horror Story masterminds Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk
Jonas…joins a cast that includes series regulars Joe Manganiello (True Blood), Lea Michele (Glee), Keke Palmer (Akeelah and the Bee), Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine), Emma Roberts (American Horror Story) and horror icon Jamie Lee Curtis (True Lies). Ariana Grande will guest-star in a recurring role.
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