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TV Casting: SCANDAL, THE 100, Violett Beane & Demore Barnes in THE FLASH

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Scandal, The 100, The Flash, and other TV productions have made recent TV show casting, TV movie casting, and TV directing news. These shows and movies air on ABC and The CW.

The Flash (The CW)

Violett Beane has been cast as Jesse Quick on The CW’s “The Flash”

Beane will appear in multiple episodes as the character described as a brilliant, quirky college student who gets caught up in Barry Allen’s (Grant Gustin) battle with Season 2’s big bad, Zoom…

Demore Barnes has been cast as villain Tokamak, the alter-ego of Henry Hewitt, “a charming, but cocky scientist who was affected by the same Particle Accelerator explosion that created the Flash.”

Animal Kingdom (TNT)

“Animal Kingdom” has added Molly Gordon in the series regular role of Nicky

Headed by boot-tough matriarch Janine “Smurf” Cody (Barkin), the clan also consists of: Joshua, aka “J” (Speedman), who was scooped up by Smurf when his mother died of an overdose; Pope (Hatosy), the oldest and most dangerous of the Cody boys; Craig (Robson), the tough and fearless middle son and Deran (Weary), the troubled, suspicious “baby” of the family.

Gordon’s character Nicky is J’s steady girlfriend.

Daniella Alonso has booked a series regular role…in TNT’s drama pilot Animal Kingdom…Alonso…will play Catherine, Baz’s (Speedman) de facto wife, and the mother of their 3-year- old daughter, Lena.

The Ranch (Netflix)

Debra Winger has been cast in the upcoming Netflix multi-camera comedy series “The Ranch.”

Created by Don Reo and Jim Patterson, “The Ranch” stars Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson — who starred together on the Fox comedy “That 70s Show” — as brothers partnering to run their family cattle ranch in Colorado. Sam Elliott and Winger will play the two characters’ parents.

Doubt (CBS)

Katherine Heigl…is set to star in CBS’ legal drama pilot “Doubt”…in the lead role of Sadie, a defense attorney who becomes romantically involved with one of her clients charged with a violent crime.

Original cast members Dule Hill, Laverne Cox, Kobi Libii, Elliott Gould and Dreama Walker still remain on board in the reworked version of the pilot.

The 100 (The CW)

The CW’s “The 100” has added another Grounder to its growing cast, with…Brenda Strong joining in the role of Nia, Queen of the Ice Nation

The Grounder clan was often referenced but unseen on the post-apocalyptic drama, but it looks like its infamously ruthless leader will finally make her appearance. Nia’s official description also says she does what she must to maintain her power, even when it puts her at odds with those closest to her.

Flaked (Netflix)

Ruth Kearney (The Following) is set as the female lead opposite Will Arnett and David Sullivan in Netflix comedy series Flaked…Flaked tells the serio-comic story of Chip (Arnett), a celebrated long-time resident of the insular world of Venice, California who falls for the object of his best friend’s fascination. That would be London (Kearney), a beautiful Venice Beach waitress, who is the latest object of Dennis’ (Sullivan) affection, but she is clearly smitten with Chip (Arnett). Chip offers to rent London a studio apartment that’s located above his furniture shop, which will ultimately only make things more complicated.

Robert Wisdom has booked a heavily recurring role opposite Will Arnett in Netflix comedy series Flaked…Wisdom is George, who loves teasing Chip and isn’t afraid to abuse his police powers to do it, but also serves as a no-nonsense voice of reason.

 

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