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TV Casting: OF KINGS AND PROPHETS, FARGO, William Petersen in MANHATTAN [Updated]

William Petersen

Of Kings and Prophets, Fargo, Manhattan, and other TV productions have made recent TV show casting, TV movie casting, and TV directing news. These shows and movies air on ABC, FX, and WGN.

Fargo (FX)

Bruce Campbell has been cast as President Ronald Reagan for one episode.

Of Kings and Prophets (ABC)

Elodie Yung has been cast on ABC’s biblical drama pilot “Of Kings and Prophets”

Yung will play Rizpah, the royal concubine to King Saul (Ray Winstone), a major recurring role if ABC orders the pilot to series.

The actress has appeared in feature films “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” and “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” and stars in the upcoming film “Gods of Egypt” opposite Gerard Butler and directed by Alex Proyas.

Written by Adam Cooper and Bill Collage (“Accepted,” “Exodus: Gods and Kings”)

Coach (NBC)

NBC has handed out a 13-episode straight-to-series order for a Coach follow-up comedy

Craig T. Nelson, fresh off his six-season run on NBC’s Parenthood, will reprise his role as coach Hayden Fox in the comedy. Barry Kemp — who created the original series that ran on ABC for nine seasons — will return to write the NBC follow-up and exec produce the Universal Television multicamera series with Nelson.

NBC’s sequel picks up 18 years after Coach went off the air in 1997 following a nearly 200-episode run. Nelson’s beleaguered football coach is now retired and is called back to become the assistant coach to his own grown son, who is now the new head coach at an Ivy League school in Pennsylvania that is just starting up a new team.

Manhattan (WGN)

William Petersen has joined the cast of WGN America’s Manhattan as a series regular

The actor…will play Col. Emmett Darrow, the enigmatic new ranking military officer at Los Alamos. A deeply religious and patriotic man, Darrow feels called by God to usher in the atomic future, and to spread American values across the globe.

Delores & Jermaine (ABC)

Ernie Hudson is set for a recurring role in ABC’s multi-camera comedy pilot Delores & Jermaine…Hudson will play the grandmother’s love interest.

Living On Video (HBO)

Corbin Bernsen (Psych) has joined the cast of Living On Video, David Fincher’s HBO comedy pilot…Bernsen…will play Bill White, a successful Hollywood commercial director.

Uncle Buck (ABC)

Aalyrah Caldwell has landed a series regular role on Uncle Buck…[which] centers on Buck Russell (Mike Epps), a childish man who learns how to be an adult by taking care of the kids of his younger yet more accomplished brother Will (James Lesure) in a very childish way. Caldwell…plays Will’s daughter.

Dr. Del

Lolita Davidovich and David Clennon (Gone Girl) have joined the cast of…medical drama pilot Dr. Del

Davidovich plays Dawn Doggerty, the troubled wife of Mayor Tanner Doggerty (Ted Levine), who has harbored a long-standing secret affection for Del (Hawkes). Clennon plays Mr. Stone, a mysterious and ailing outsider who has relocated to the outskirts of Isotope. Also cast in the pilot is child actor Charlie Shotwell as Stinger Roper, Del’s precocious grandson.

Gil Birmingham, David Selby, Chris Mulkey, David Andrews, Joseph Lyle Taylor have been cast as Crow, Grover, Charley, Pete, and Ace – local Isotopians, friendly and possibly radioactive.

Heroes Reborn (NBC)

NBC has announced that Masi Oka is set to reprise his role as time-traveler / teleporter Hiro Nakamura on the upcoming limited series.

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Source: Thewrap, Hollywoodreporter, Geektyrant


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