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TV Casting: SNOWFALL, THE BRIDGE, Ian McShane in GAME OF THRONES

Ian McShane

Snowfall, The Bridge, Game of Thrones, and other TV productions have made recent TV show casting, TV movie casting, and TV directing news. These shows and movies air on FX, Hallmark Channel, and HBO.

Game of Thrones (HBO)

Ian McShane will appear on the upcoming season of “Game of Thrones.”

Details on McShane’s role are being kept under wraps, but he will play a key role in the season’s plot with a small amount of screen time

Bosch (Amazon)

Erika Alexander has booked a season-long recurring arc on Amazon’s drama series Bosch. Alexander will play Connie Irving, a college professor and Deputy Chief Irving’s (Lance Reddick) wife who is concerned about furthering her husband’s career and keeping her police officer son safe.

Snowfall (FX)

Malcolm Mays has been cast as a series regular in FX’s drama pilot Snowfall…Co-written by John Singleton and Eric Amadio and directed by Singleton…Mays will play Leon Simmons, Franklin’s (Damson Idris) best friend since childhood. In addition to Idris, Mays joins stars Billy Magnussen and Sergio Peris-Mencheta.

Sergio Peris-Mencheta…will play Gustavo Zapata, a large, talented, powerful and very popular Mexican wrestler turned gangster in search of his American dream. Also known as El Oso’ (The Bear), he’s disillusioned over his bleak future, sending his earnings back home while living day-to-day in a rundown hotel room.

Secrets & Lies (ABC)

Jordana Brewster and Charlie Barnett have joined the second season cast of ABC’s anthology crime drama series Secrets & Lies.

Brewster will play Kate Warner, an accomplished attorney who runs the compliance department for the Warner family-owned private equity firm. Barnett plays Patrick Warner, the youngest child of private equity magnate John Warner. He works as an analyst at the firm owned by his father, along with his older brother Eric (Ealy).

American Crime (ABC)

André Benjamin has been cast opposite Regina King on the second season of John Ridley’s ABC drama series American Crime. Benjamin will play architect Michael Lacroix. He and his wife, Terri, are prominent members of the community in which they reside. A true power couple, they have both the financial means, as well as the acumen needed to fiercely defend their son when he becomes entangled in a scandal at an elite private school.

The Bridge (Hallmark Channel)

Wyatt Nash…will be the leading man in Hallmark Channel’s television movie “The Bridge”

The Bridge…is a love story that follows a young couple, Molly Allen, who moves to small-town Tennessee for college, and country singer student Ryan Kelly. The two meet on the first day of class and, as their relationship grows, they come across many obstacles, but the pair is shepherded to pursue their dreams by the owners of a local bookstore called the Bridge.

Nash will play Ryan, who is described as a Southern born-and-bred aspiring musician who falls head-over-heels for Molly

The Detour (TBS)

Daniella Pineda (American Odyssey, The Originals) has been cast as a series regular in TBS comedy, The Detour…It follows a couple and their two young kids as they take a road trip to Florida. Jones plays unfiltered dad Nate, who packs his wife, Robin (Natalie Zea), along with their rebellious daughter Delilah (Ashley Gerasimovich) and simpleton son Jared (Liam Carroll), into the family car for what Nate is convinced will be the adventure of a lifetime. Every leg of their trip, however, is fraught with unforeseen disaster as they encounter one hellish turn after another. Pineda…will play Vanessa, Robin’s obliviously distasteful sister.

The Player (NBC)

Courtney Grosbeck has booked a recurring role on NBC drama series The Player (formerly Endgame)…Grosbeck plays Dani, the teenage niece of Alex King (Winchester) who is mourning the loss of her Aunt Ginny, King’s wife.

Havana Quartet (Starz)

Havana Quartet — a drama series in development at Starz, which has Antonio Banderas attached to star.

Eduardo Machado…will write the project

Havana Quartet follows hard-drinking, romantic Cuban Police Detective Mario Conde (Banderas) who longs to be a writer but settled for a job as a detective. The series is set in the 1990s “when the communist dream was starting to fray around the edges but there still was a lot of charm”

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