Legends of Tomorrow, Misfits, Snowpiercer, and other TV Casting
Legends of Tomorrow, Misfits, Snowpiercer, and other TV productions have made recent TV show casting, TV movie casting, and TV directing news. These shows and movies air on The CW, Freeform, and TNT. Beware of spoilers in these casting announcements.
Jennifer Connelly has been cast as Melanie Cavill, a “First Class passenger who works as the Voice of the Train – responsible for making the daily announcements over its PA system. Though many in her VIP position are dismissive of the lower class passengers, Melanie is curiously fascinated by them.”
Daveed Diggs has been cast as Layton Well, a “prisoner who becomes a reluctant participant in a struggle that could upend life on the train.”
The hour-long pilot episode for Snowpiercer will be directed Scott Derrickson.
Alexa & Katie (Netflix)
Tiffani Thiessen has been cast Lori, the protective and determined mother of Alexa, one of two girls who are lifelong friends. Both girls are “eagerly anticipating the start of their freshman year of high school. The friends confront a crisis that leaves them feeling like outsiders at a time when what seems to matter most is fitting in.”
Alexa & Katie straight-to-series, 13-episode order will premiere on Netflix in 2018.
Ashleigh LaThrop has been cast as “Alicia, a spoiled, vapid, middle-class party girl who seems to have three main goals in life: have fun, look hot and get guys.”
Tre Hall has been cast as “Curtis, a talented and cocky football player with a promising career ahead of him who is used to everything going his way.”
Allie MacDonald has been cast as “tough and trashy Kelly, who is street smart with a hair-trigger temper and a penchant for beating the crap out of people.”
Jake Cannavale has been cast as “Nathan, a con artist and thief with a heavily inflated sense of his own attractiveness, intelligence and potential.”
Victoria “Vic” Mahoney will be directing the pilot episode written by Diane Ruggiero-Wright.
Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams (Amazon and Channel 4)
Annalise Basso and Maura Tierney have been cast in the episode entitled “Safe and Sound.”
Annalise Basso has been cast as “a small-town girl, already gripped with social anxiety, who moves to a big, futuristic city with her mother…Exposed for the first time to urban society’s emphasis on security and terrorist prevention, it isn’t long before her school days are consumed by fear and paranoia. She soon finds guidance and companionship in the most unexpected of places.”
Maura Tierney has been cast as the small-town girl’s mother.
Alan Taylor will be directing Safe and Sound from a script written by Kalen Egan and Travis Sentell.
Essie Davis, Liam Cunningham, Ruth Bradley, and Bryan Cranston have been cast in the episode entitled “Human Is.”
Essie Davis has been cast as a soldier that returns from battle to a loveless marriage.
Bryan Cranston has been cast as the soldier’s “emotionally abusive husband [who] suddenly appears to be a different man — in more ways than one.”
Liam Cunningham has been cast as General Olin.
Ruth Bradley has been cast as Yaro.
Francesca Gregorini will be directing Human Is from a script by Jessica Mecklenburg.
Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams will begin airing on “Channel 4 later this year in the UK. It will launch on Amazon Prime in the U.S.”
Legends of Tomorrow (The CW)
Tala Ashe has been cast as Zari, “a Muslim-American woman from the year 2030 who lives in a world of contradictions. Technology has brought about incredible change in her future, but human nature hasn’t kept pace. Fear, prejudice and a lack of care for the planet have forced Zari to become a “gray hat hacktivist.” She lives a double life and doesn’t realize that she has secret, latent powers derived from an ancient, mystical source.”
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