Christian Borle is finalizing a deal to pull double duty on NBC‘s live production of Peter Pan. He will play Captain Hook’s right-hand man Smee and the Darling kids’ father, Mr. Darling, opposite Allison Williams’ Peter Pan and Christopher Walken’s Captain Hook.
CSI: Cyber (CBS)
James Van Der Beek is staying in the CBS fold as the male lead opposite Patricia Arquette in CSI: Cyber. Inspired by the work of real-life cyberpsychologist Mary Aiken, the CSI spinoff centers on Special Agent Avery Ryan (Arquette), who heads the Cyber Crime Division of the FBI, a unit at the forefront of solving illegal activities that start in the mind, live online, and play out in the real world. Van Der Beek will play FBI Agent Elijah Mundo, an expert in battlefield forensics recruited by Ryan for his war efforts in Afghanistan. A self-proclaimed action junkie, Mundo often will put himself at risk to seek permanent justice, while Ryan will level his diehard behavior with her expertise in psychology. Together, they will fight the world’s toughest cyber crimes.
HBO drama pilot Westworld has filled out its cast, adding Jeffrey Wright (Boardwalk Empire), Rodrigo Santoro (Dominion), Shannon Woodward (Raising Hope), Ingrid Bolsø Berdal (Hercules), Angela Sarafyan (The Good Guys), and Simon Quarterman (The Devil Inside).
Wright will play Bernard Lowe, the brilliant and quixotic head of the park’s Programming Division, whose keen observation of human nature provides him with boundless inspiration for his life’s work: creating artificial people. Santoro will play Harlan Bell, Westworld’s perennial “Most Wanted” bandit; Woodward will play Elsie King, a sardonic rising star in the programming division, who’s charged with diagnosing the odd quirks of behaviors in the park’s hosts; Berdal will play Armistice, a savage fighter and brutal bandit, whose ruthlessness with her victims is surpassed only by her abiding loyalty to her fellow outlaws; Sarafyan will play the beguiling Clementine Pennyfeather, one of Westworld’s most popular attractions; and Quarterman will play Lee Sizemore, the narrative director of Westworld, whose inspired storylines consistently delight or terrify the guests.
iZombie (The CW)
Aly Michalka (Easy A) has booked a recurring role on the CW drama series iZombie…iZombie is a supernatural crime procedural that centers on med student-turned-zombie Olivia “Liv” Moore (Rose McIver), who takes a job in the coroner’s office to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat to maintain her humanity. But with each brain she consumes, she inherits the corpse’s memories. With the help of her medical examiner boss and a police detective, she solves homicide cases in order to quiet the disturbing voices in her head. Michalka will play Peyton, Liv’s best friend.
Secrets & Lies (ABC)
Michael Beach (Sons Of Anarchy, Third Watch) has been tapped for a recurring role on ABC drama series Secrets & Lies…Beach…will play Jim Fenton, a charming, genuine, trustworthy guy who can make anyone feel at ease.
Impastor (TV Land)
David Rasche is set as a series regular on TV Land’s single-camera dark comedy Impastor…the story centers on Buddy (Michael Rosenbaum), a lowlife on the run from his debts who hides away in a small town by conning its residents into thinking he’s their new gay pastor. Rasche…will play Owen Schmidt, a businessman and President of Loomis Lutheran Church. Although he welcomes Buddy as the new pastor, he’s warily suspicious of this outsider and quite baffled by Buddy’s utter lack of Scriptural knowledge.
Matt Long has joined the cast of Syfy drama Helix…Long…will play Dr. Kyle Sommer, a world-class toxicologist and the newest member of the CDC team.
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