Magnum P.I., L.A. Confidential, Whiskey Cavalier, and other TV Show Casting
Magnum P.I., L.A. Confidential, Whiskey Cavalier, and other TV productions have made recent TV show casting, TV movie casting, and TV directing news. These shows and movies air on: ABC, AMC, CBS, Netflix, and The CW. Beware of spoilers in these casting announcements.
Whiskey Cavalier (ABC) and The Walking Dead (AMC)
Lauren Cohan, one of the stars of The Walking Dead, has been cast as CIA operative Francesca “Frankie” Trowbridge (codename: Fiery Tribune), who is described as quick, cunning and completely fearless.
Cohan joins already cast Scott Foley in the Dave Hemingson-written action-dramedy.
Whiskey Cavalier‘s plot synopsis: “follows the adventures of FBI agent Will Chase (codename: Whiskey Cavalier) — played by Foley — who, following an emotional break-up, is assigned to work with quick, cunning and completely fearless CIA operative Francesca “Frankie” Trowbridge (codename: Fiery Tribune) — played by Cohan. Together, they lead an interagency team of spies who periodically save the world (and each other) while navigating the rocky roads of friendship, romance and office politics.”
Cohan, whose character is alive and well on TWD, has been on the horror series since the beginning of Season 2, which she joined as a recurring, becoming a series regular in Season 3. Cohan’s contract was up at the end of TWD‘s current eighth season, making her available for new series. TWD already has been renewed for Season 9.
Magnum P.I. (CBS)
Jay Hernandez has been cast as Thomas Sullivan Magnum IV, a decorated ex-Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator.
Magnum P.I. was written by Eric Guggenheim and Peter Lenkov. Justin Lin will direct the pilot episode.
L.A. Confidential (CBS)
Walton Goggins has been cast as Detective Jack Vincennes, a character that is “All swagger and flash with a movie star smile, Jack knows how the system works and uses it to his best advantage, including some corrupt shakedowns on the side.”
L.A. Confidential‘s plot synopsis: three homicide detectives “are following a serial killer who is operating in Los Angeles in the 1950s.”
Sabrina the Teenage Witch (Netflix)
Miranda Otto has been cast as Zelda Spellman, Sabrina’s stern witch aunt, who is proud “and devout, Zelda believes there is no greater honor than serving the Dark Lord as a member of the Church of Night. She is the family’s disciplinarian, fiercely protective of Sabrina (series star Kiernan Shipka), and very much Cain to Hilda’s Abel.”
Otto joins already cast Kiernan Shipka and Lucy Davis in the Archie Comics adaptation.
The End of the World as We Know It (The CW)
Gage Golightly has been cast as Kate “a struggling actress who’s unable to catch a break. She is looking for a role with a “hero line,” and finally might have found it when she and her best friend stumble upon the crashed spaceship.” Kate and her best friend are “recruited by a space cop to hunt down the escaped criminals who have camouflaged themselves as eccentric Angelenos.”
The End of the World as We Know It, based on the book by Iva-Marie Palmer, was written by Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker.
The End of the World as We Know It‘s plot synopsis: “n the show, when a prison spaceship carrying the universe’s most deadly aliens crashes in Southern California, two millennial women — Kate (Golightly) and Laura, with bigger dreams than working at a kids’ pizza place in the Valley — are recruited by a space cop to hunt down the escaped criminals who have camouflaged themselves as eccentric Angelenos.”
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