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Humans, Justified, The Dovekeepers, and other TV productions have made recent TV show casting, TV movie casting, and TV directing news. These shows and movies air on AMC, CBS, and FX.

The Kennedys-After Camelot (Reelz)

Katie Holmes, who starred as Jackie Kennedy in The Kennedys, will reprise that role as Jackie O in the new miniseries. Holmes will also …direct one of the four episodes. Jon Cassar, who directed all 8 episodes of The Kennedys, will direct the other 3 episodes.

The Astronaut Wives Club (ABC)

Evan Handler has landed a recurring role on ABC’s 10-episode drama series The Astronaut Wives Club…Handler will play Duncan Dunk Pringle, a former athlete who is a PR officer at NASA.

Wilson Bethel has joined ABC’s 10-episode drama series The Astronaut Wives Club…Bethel will play Scott Carpenter, the most laid-back of the astronauts and husband to Rene Carpenter (Yvonne Strahovski)

The Following (Fox)

Gregg Henry (Hell On Wheels, The Killing) has been upped to series regular for the third season of Fox drama series The Following. Domain-repped Henry will reprise his role as Dr. Arthur Strauss, Joe Carroll’s (James Purefoy) mentor, which he played in episodes 8 and 10 of Season 2.

The Dovekeepers (CBS)

Sam Neill has been cast in CBS’ The Dovekeepers, a four-hour miniseries from Mark Burnett and Roma Downey to air in 2015…Neill will play Josephus, the somewhat controversial first-century Jewish scholar and historian. In this project, he is seen interviewing the few adult survivors of the Siege of Masada in order to record the events that took place prior to and during the siege.

Justfied (FX)

Battle Creek (CBS)

Duke David Roberts has booked a recurring role on the sixth and final season of FX/Sony TV’s drama series Justified. Roberts will play Mundo, an ex-military man from Colorado who’s powerful and dangerous, but a bit slow on the uptake due to shrapnel he took to the head while serving in Fallujah.

Roberts…also has been tapped for a guest role in CBS’ Battle Creek.

Humans (AMC)

British actors Katherine Parkinson (The Honourable Woman), Tom Goodman-Hill (Mr. Selfridge), Gemma Chan (Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit) and Neil Maskell (Utopia) and Irish thesp Colin Morgan (Merlin) are set to star in Humans, the upcoming AMC/Channel 4 eight-episode sci-fi drama series.

In the hope of transforming the way they live, one strained suburban couple, Laura (Parkinson) and Joe (Goodman-Hill), purchase a refurbished synth (Chan) only to discover that sharing life with a machine has far-reaching and chilling consequences. Maskell will play Pete Drummond of the Special Technologies Task Force, and Morgan is set as Leo, a hunted young man.

Another Period (Comedy Central)

Mad Men‘s Christina Hendricks has rounded out the cast of Comedy Central’s Another Period, signing on for an arc on the 10-episode series written, executive produced and starring Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome. Set in the turn of the century, Another Period follows the misadventures of the Bellacourts, Newport, RI’s first family, who have absolutely nothing to offer to the world, but who have so much money it doesn’t matter.

Hendricks will play Chair, a new servant on the estate who is not who she appears to be.

Lost In Space

Legendary TV has put in development Lost In Space, a remake of sci-fi master Irwin Allen’s 1965 cult TV classic. Feature writers Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless…have signed on to write the adaptation.

The 1960s series, set 30 years into the future (1997), revolved around an attempt by the U.S. to colonize deep space by sending a single family, the Robinsons, on a 5 1/2-year journey to another planet. But a foreign secret agent, Dr. Zachary Smith, sabotages the mission, causing the ship to veer off course and become lost in space.

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Source: Deadline, Hollywoodreporter

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