Confirmation, Madoff, American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson, and other TV productions have made recent TV show casting, TV movie casting, and TV directing news. These shows and movies air on FX, AMC, and NBC.
Under The Dome (CBS)
Frank Whaley (Ray Donovan, Gotham) has been cast in a recurring role on the third season of CBS’ summer drama series Under The Dome…He will play Dr. Marston, a brilliant doctor and scientist with questionable motives.
Recovery Road (ABC Family)
Roberto Urbina (Che) has booked a recurring role on ABC Family’s drama series Recovery Road…Urbina…will play the edgy and mysterious Asa.
Fear The Walking Dead (AMC)
Ruben Blades has closed a deal for a series regular role on AMC’s upcoming The Walking Dead companion series, Fear The Walking Dead, which has a two-season pickup. Blades will play Daniel, the father of Mercedes Mason’s character.
The Get Down (Netflix)
Jimmy Smits has been tapped for a key role in Baz Luhrmann’s music-driven drama for Netflix The Get Down.
Smits will play Francisco Cruz, aka “Papa Fuerte,” a South Bronx political boss who delivers services the City fails to provide – jobs, housing, healthcare, etc. A big man with brass, he navigates downtown politics the same way he handles his uptown turf – with ease and a touch of deception. Whether it’s his niece’s desire for disco stardom or a recent immigrant’s struggle to grab a hold of the American dream, if you want something in the neighborhood, you come to Papa Fuerte.
Newcomer Yahya Abdul-Mateen II has been cast in The Get Down…Abdul-Mateen…will play Cadillac, a fly gangster and prince of the disco world who’s the owner and proprietor of the most notorious after-hours night spot in the Bronx.
Heroes Reborn (NBC)
Dylan Bruce has been tapped for a recurring role in NBC’s upcoming event series Heroes Reborn…Details about Bruce’s character are being kept under wraps.
The Clan Of The Cave Bear (Lifetime)
Charlene McKenna (A.D.: The Bible Continues) has joined the cast of Lifetime’s drama pilot The Clan Of The Cave Bear…Written by Maleficent scribe Linda Woolverton
McKenna will play Iza, Brun’s (Hal Ozsan) sister and the Clan’s medicine woman.
American Horror Story: Hotel (FX)
Max Greenfield has joined the cast of FX’s American Horror Story: Hotel