TV Show Casting

TV Casting: MURDER TOWN, GOTHAM, Jeffrey Dean Morgan is Negan in THE WALKING DEAD [Updated]

Jeffrey Dean Morgan Negan The Walking Dead Comic Book

Murder Town, Gotham, The Walking Dead, and other TV productions have made recent TV show casting, TV movie casting, and TV directing news. These shows and movies air on A&E, Fox, and AMC.

The Walking Dead (AMC)

Jeffrey Dean Morgan has been cast as the villainous Negan on “The Walking Dead”

In the comic books, Negan is the leader of a group called The Saviors who extort food and supplies from other survivors of the zombie apocalypse through violence and intimidation. He will appear in the final episode of season six, returning as a series regular in season seven.

In the comics, Negan arrives with a bang when he savagely murders Glenn with a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire that he calls Lucille. This has served as a major reason fans of the show believe Glenn did not die by the dumpster, as they feel he will survive to meet Negan face to face.

El Chiringuito De Pepe (ABC)

ABC is is developing El Chiringuito De Pepe, a comedic one-hour based on the popular Spanish series. Written/executive produced by Don Todd (Samantha Who?) and executive produced by Jason Winer, the project has received a script commitment with penalty. 20th Century Fox TV, where Winer’s Small Dob Picture Co. is based, is the studio.

Jason WinerThe project is described as a faithful adaptation of Spain’s hit comedy-drama about family, love, culture and class. It centers on a world-famous chef who comes to a small beach town to work his magic on his father’s failing cantina and is surprised to find the town working its own magic on him.

Untitled 1970 Journalist drama (The CW)

Olivia Munn and The CW are developing a 1970s female-led drama.

The network has put into development an untitled drama project which is set in 1974, and follows a young journalist who gets hired by an ambitious NY news programming chief as a publicity stunt to be one of the first female on-air sports reporters, and has to learn to navigate gender politics in front of and behind the camera at a time when women were literally not even allowed in the press box.

Ted Humphrey will write

Murder Town (A&E)

A+E Studios…has set up drama Murder Town, starring and executive produced by Jada Pinkett Smith, at ABC with a put pilot commitment.

Written by veteran showrunner Barry Schindel (Intelligence, Castle) based on an original script by Rob Fresco, Murder Town centers on a beautiful and complicated prosecutor (Pinkett Smith) who makes history as Wilmington, Delaware’s, first African American District Attorney. She finds herself confronted by old loyalties and loves, a shocking revelation about her murdered husband and a polarizing, racially-charged case that threatens to burn her and her city to the ground.

My So Called Wife (Bravo)

Parker Young (Suburgatory) and Stephen Bishop (Being Mary Jane) have been cast opposite Inbar Lavi in My So Called Wife

Written by [Adam Brooks] and [Paul Adelstein] and to be directed by Brooks, My So Called Wife follows Maddie (Lavi), a master-of-disguise con-artist who gets men and women to fall in love with her, marries them and then disappears with their money and just enough dirty inside information to guarantee they will never go to the police. But things get complicated when she falls in love with her latest mark, and three of her last victims join together to track her down.

Young plays Richard, a former football star who was conned into a marriage with Maddie, known to him as “Alice”. He is on a quest to track her down. Bishop plays Patrick, a widower who just sold his hedge fund company, and meets “Saffron” (Maddie) and is immediately intrigued.

Agent Carter (ABC)

Ken Marino…will play Joseph Manfredi, a volatile leader in the Maggia crime syndicate who will help Peggy Carter’s adversaries further their agenda.

Kurtwood Smith…will play Vernon Masters, a veteran of the War Department with a keen understanding of how to work the system.

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