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TV Casting: DESIGNATED SURVIVOR, WHITE FAMOUS, Mahershala Ali may join TRUE DETECTIVE

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Designated Survivor, White Famous, True Detective, and other TV Casting

Designated Survivor, White Famous, True Detective, and other TV productions have made recent TV show casting, TV movie casting, and TV directing news. These shows and movies air on ABC, Netflix, HBO, Amazon, and Showtime. Beware of spoilers in these casting announcements.

True Detective (HBO)

Mahershala Ali my lead the third season is True Detective returns for third season. The third season of True Detective has not been officially green-lit yet.

Series creator Nic Pizzolatto will be writing the episodes along with David Milch.

Castlevania (Netflix)

Graham McTavish, Richard Armitage, James Callis, Alejandra Reynoso, Emily Swallow, Matt Frewer, Tony Amendola have been cast in the video game adaptation.

Graham McTavish has been cast as Dracula.

Richard Armitag has been cast as Trevor Belmont, a vampire hunter from a long line of vampire hunters.

James Callis has been cast as Alucard, Dracula’s son. Alucard rebels against his father’s evil plans.

Alejandra Reynoso has been cast as Sypha Belnades, “a powerful mystic who battles against Dracula’s forces.”

Emily Swallow has been cast as Lisa Tepes, “Alucard’s mother and Dracula’s second wife.”

Matt Frewer has been cast as The Bishop.

Tony Amendola has been cast as The Elder.

The first season of Castlevania begins streaming on Netflix on July 7, 2017.

Designated Survivor (ABC)

Paulo Costanzo has been cast as Lyor Boone in Season 2 of Designated Survivor. Lyor Boone is “the new White House Political Director, a whiz kid brought on by Emily (Italia Ricci) to help a presidency struggling with its messaging and political strategy.”

President Kirkman (Sutherland) has mixed feelings about Lyor; his talent and value are undeniable, but Kirkman uneasily embraces the necessity of a wheeling-and dealing next-gen political operator. Lyor’s cynicism inevitably will clash with Kirkman’s idealism, but Lyor’s big selling point is one that Kirkman cannot deny: If Kirkman wants Americans to believe in their government again, they first have to believe in Tom Kirkman. And Lyor can help with that. Lyor is Kirkman’s guide on his journey from outsider to insider.

White Famous (Showtime)

Jack Davenport, Michael Rapaport, Lyndon Smith, Cleopatra Coleman, and Lucien Laviscount have been cast in the video game adaptation.

Jack Davenport has been cast as Peter King, a network president who’s super positive and super happy to be in business with Floyd.

Michael Rapaport has been cast as Teddy Snow, “a disheveled and intense Oscar-winning actor turned director. Even though Teddy makes great movies, he has a well-earned reputation around town for being completely unhinged.”

Lyndon Smith has been cast as Gwen, “an actress who will play Teddy Snow’s daughter in his next movie.”

Cleopatra Coleman has been cast as Sadie, “who’s “ferocious” in the words of her son Trevor (Lonnie Chavis), smart, a force to be reckoned with, pragmatic but also warm and loving.”

Lucien Laviscount has been cast as Robbie, a talented “British actor auditioning with Floyd (Jay Pharoah) for Teddy’s project. He also plays guitar in a band.”

White Famous‘ plot synopsis: “It focuses on a talented, young African-American comedian, Floyd Mooney (Pharoah), whose star is rising, forcing him to navigate the treacherous waters of maintaining his credibility as he begins to cross-over toward becoming “white famous.”

The Man In The High Castle (Amazon)

Laura Mennell and Eijiro Ozakiin the TV show streaming series.

Laura Mennell has been cast as Hedda Parsons, “a New York gossip columnist type who is queen of the NY Nazi Reich social scene.”

Eijiro Ozakiin has been cast as Admiral Inokuchi, “a Japanese admiral who is a cool, calm, rational pragmatist.”

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