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TV Casting: GAME OF THRONES, THE STRAIN, Lolita Davidovich & James Frain in TRUE DETECTIVE

Lolita Davidovich James Frain

Game of Thrones, The Strain, 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 HBO and FX.

Untitled Miami Project from Jerry Bruckheimer and Michael Bay (TNT)

Elizabeth Perkins has been tapped for a co-starring role on TNT’s Untitled Miami Project…Written by…Michelle Ashford, the serialized character drama is set in the wild and unpredictable world of the Florida drug trade in the 1970s. Perkins will play Josephine “Jojo” Nickel, all peroxide and cleavage with a penchant for gambling at the dog track, who raised her son, Bobby as a single mother. A true local with deeply Southern roots, Jojo now has her own ambitions: Bobby’s father-in-law, Corwin.

Game of Thrones (HBO)

the announcer for Daznak’s Pit…will be played by Nicholas Boulton

a new, non-book character named “Keyr”, …will be played by Reece Noi. You may remember him as the unnamed slave who argued for rebellion during the Season 4 episode, “Oathkeeper“.

True Detective (HBO)

Lolita Davidovich and…James Frain are joining the cast of the upcoming second season of HBO’s True Detective as recurring.

Davidovich will play [Taylor Kitsch]’s mother Nancy Simpson, a girly girl, a former showgirl continually sucking on cigarettes and margaritas as she mourns the loss of male sexual attention. What little of her hopes remain she has transferred onto her adult son, who, in her eyes, is God’s gift to women. Frain will play Jeff Hunt, a ruthless police lieutenant.

The Strain (FX)

Samantha Mathis (The Good Wife, Atlas Shrugged) has joined the cast of the FX drama series The Strain… Mathis…will play Justine Feraldo, a no-nonsense City Councilwoman for Staten Island who manages to use her cadre of hardcore cops to cleanse Staten Island of bloodsuckers.

The Last Ship (TNT)

Inbar Lavi (Gang Related, Underemployed) has been tapped as a recurring guest star for the second season of TNT’s The Last Ship…Lavi…will play Ravit Bivas, a well-trained Israeli soldier who also has the ability to go undercover.

The Lizzie Borden Chronicles (Lifetime)

Jessy Schram and Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad and prequel series Better Call Saul) have joined the cast of Lifetime’s six-episode limited series The Lizzie Borden Chronicles (formerly Lizzie Borden: The Fall River Chronicles).

Schram, repped by CESD, Sanders Armstrong Caserta Management and Jackoway Tyerman, will play Nancy O’Keefe, an alluring and ambitious actress and dancer who befriends [Lizzie Borden] following one of her performances. Banks will play Mr. Flowers, Lizzie’s business associate, a crime kingpin who manages the prostitution and extortion ring in Fall River.

Revenge (ABC)

[Tommy Flanagan]…will have a major recurring role as a villain on the ABC drama [Revenge]

Flanagan will play psychopath Malcolm Black who’s relentless when it comes to protecting his family and his assets.

Happyish (Showtime)

Bradley Whitford (The West Wing) has joined the cast of the SHOWTIME comedy pilot HAPPYISH, playing “Jonathan Cooke,” Thom Payne’s boss and an advertising industry legend whose success is due in equal parts to his creative genius and moral cravenness.

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Source: Deadline, Hollywoodreporter, Watchersonthewall, Variety


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